Louisburg Square

Beacon Hill & Boston Common

There is no more prestigious address in Boston than Louisburg Square, a cluster of stately brick row houses facing a private park. Louisa May Alcott lived at No 10 after she gained literary success. At the northern corner of the square is the home of former Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Beacon Hill & Boston Common attractions

1. Acorn Street

0.05 MILES

This atmospheric cobblestone alleyway is Boston's famous narrowest street. It was once home to artisans and to the service people who worked for the…

2. Nichols House Museum

0.15 MILES

This 1804 town house offers the rare opportunity to peek inside one of these classic Beacon Hill beauties. Attributed to Charles Bulfinch, it is unique in…

3. Make Way for Ducklings Statue


The most endearing of the Public Garden monuments is Make Way for Ducklings, always a favorite with kids. The sculpture depicts the characters in Robert…

4. Public Garden

0.21 MILES

Adjoining Boston Common, the Public Garden is a 24-acre botanical oasis of Victorian flower beds, verdant grass and weeping willow trees shading a…

5. Museum of African American History

0.21 MILES

The Museum of African American History occupies two adjacent historic buildings: the African Meeting House, the country’s oldest black church and meeting…

6. Soldiers & Sailors Monument

0.23 MILES

This massive monument is dedicated to the namesake soldiers and sailors who died in the Civil War. The four bronze statues represent Peace, History, the…

7. Massachusetts State House

0.25 MILES

High atop Beacon Hill, Massachusetts’ leaders and legislators attempt to turn their ideas into concrete policies and practices within the State House…

8. Boston Common

0.27 MILES

America's oldest public park, Boston Common has a long and storied history, serving as a campground for British troops during the Revolutionary War and as…