Beacon Hill

Perhaps the most upscale neighbourhood of Boston, and site of numerous historical monuments and the Massachusetts State House. Verging on the Boston Common, and running downhill to the Charles River, it is home to a number of the Boston Brahmins. Despite this, it is also home to the disreputable Scollay Square.

The neighbourhood clings to the dignified trappings of the last century, with cobbled streets and gaslights, and many buildings dating back (or made to look like they date back) to before the Revolutionary War. A substantial portion of Beacon Hill, including the original beacon, was excavated and used in landfill projects around Boston. Despite this, Beacon Hill is the only one of Boston’s original three hills that still exists.

Sites of Interest

Beacon Hill

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