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Maverick’s guidebook Beacon Hill

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Maverick’s guidebook Beacon Hill

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The Old Corner Bookstore is a historic commercial building located at 283 Washington Street at the corner of School Street in the historic core of Boston, Massachusetts. It was built in 1718 as a residence and apothecary shop and first became a bookstore in 1828. The building is a designated site on Boston's Freedom Trail, Literary Trail, and Women's Heritage Trail. The Old Corner Bookstore was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. This building is currently under consideration for the Boston Landmark status by the Boston Landmarks Commission.
Old Corner Book Store
283 Washington Street
The Old Corner Bookstore is a historic commercial building located at 283 Washington Street at the corner of School Street in the historic core of Boston, Massachusetts. It was built in 1718 as a residence and apothecary shop and first became a bookstore in 1828. The building is a designated site on Boston's Freedom Trail, Literary Trail, and Women's Heritage Trail. The Old Corner Bookstore was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. This building is currently under consideration for the Boston Landmark status by the Boston Landmarks Commission.
The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, for which patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use Athenæum services. The institution was founded in 1807 by the Anthology Club of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located at 10 1/2 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill. Resources of the Boston Athenæum include a large circulating book collection; a public gallery; a rare books collection of over 100,000 volumes; an art collection of 100,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts; research collections including one of the world's most important collections of primary materials on the American Civil War; and a public forum offering lectures, readings, concerts, and other events.
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Boston Athenæum
10 ½ Beacon Street
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The Boston Athenæum is one of the oldest independent libraries in the United States. It is also one of a number of membership libraries, for which patrons pay a yearly subscription fee to use Athenæum services. The institution was founded in 1807 by the Anthology Club of Boston, Massachusetts. It is located at 10 1/2 Beacon Street on Beacon Hill. Resources of the Boston Athenæum include a large circulating book collection; a public gallery; a rare books collection of over 100,000 volumes; an art collection of 100,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts; research collections including one of the world's most important collections of primary materials on the American Civil War; and a public forum offering lectures, readings, concerts, and other events.
King's Chapel Burying Ground is a historic graveyard on Tremont Street, near its intersection with School Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest graveyard in the city and is a site on the Freedom Trail. Despite its name, the graveyard pre-dates the adjacent King's Chapel; it is not affiliated to that or any other church. King's Chapel Burying Ground was founded in 1630 as the first graveyard in the city of Boston. According to custom, the first interment was that of the land's original owner, Isaac Johnson. It was Boston's only burial site for 30 years. After being unable to locate land elsewhere, in 1686, the local Anglican congregation was allotted land in the graveyard to build King's Chapel. Today there are 505 headstones and 59 footstones remaining from the more than one thousand people buried in the small space since its inception. There are also 78 tombs, of which 36 have markers. This includes the large vault, built as a charnel house, which was converted into a tomb for children's remains in 1833. The earliest tombs are scattered among the grave markers. Most are in tabletop form.
King's Chapel Burying Ground
58 Tremont St
King's Chapel Burying Ground is a historic graveyard on Tremont Street, near its intersection with School Street in Boston, Massachusetts. It is the oldest graveyard in the city and is a site on the Freedom Trail. Despite its name, the graveyard pre-dates the adjacent King's Chapel; it is not affiliated to that or any other church. King's Chapel Burying Ground was founded in 1630 as the first graveyard in the city of Boston. According to custom, the first interment was that of the land's original owner, Isaac Johnson. It was Boston's only burial site for 30 years. After being unable to locate land elsewhere, in 1686, the local Anglican congregation was allotted land in the graveyard to build King's Chapel. Today there are 505 headstones and 59 footstones remaining from the more than one thousand people buried in the small space since its inception. There are also 78 tombs, of which 36 have markers. This includes the large vault, built as a charnel house, which was converted into a tomb for children's remains in 1833. The earliest tombs are scattered among the grave markers. Most are in tabletop form.
The Black Heritage Trail is a path in Boston, Massachusetts, winding through the Beacon Hill neighborhood and sites essential in African-American history. The Black Heritage Trail links more than 15 pre-Civil War structures and historic sites, including the 1806 African Meeting House, the oldest surviving black church in the United States. In 1783, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to declare slavery illegal — mostly out of gratitude for black participation in the American Revolutionary War. Subsequently, a sizable community of free blacks and escaped slaves developed in Boston, settling on the north face of Beacon Hill and in the North End. With a robust abolitionist community, Boston was long considered a desirable destination for southern black slaves escaping slavery via the Underground Railroad.
Black Heritage Trail
14 Beacon Street
The Black Heritage Trail is a path in Boston, Massachusetts, winding through the Beacon Hill neighborhood and sites essential in African-American history. The Black Heritage Trail links more than 15 pre-Civil War structures and historic sites, including the 1806 African Meeting House, the oldest surviving black church in the United States. In 1783, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to declare slavery illegal — mostly out of gratitude for black participation in the American Revolutionary War. Subsequently, a sizable community of free blacks and escaped slaves developed in Boston, settling on the north face of Beacon Hill and in the North End. With a robust abolitionist community, Boston was long considered a desirable destination for southern black slaves escaping slavery via the Underground Railroad.
The Old South Meeting House is a historic Congregational church building located at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts, built-in 1729. It gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Five thousand or more colonists gathered at the Meeting House, the largest building in Boston at the time
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington St
The Old South Meeting House is a historic Congregational church building located at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston, Massachusetts, built-in 1729. It gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. Five thousand or more colonists gathered at the Meeting House, the largest building in Boston at the time
The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin.
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Charles River Esplanade
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The Charles River Esplanade of Boston, Massachusetts, is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city, on the south bank of the Charles River Basin.
If you're walking through the streets of Beacon Hill or the pathways of the Boston Common, you'll notice a building with a golden dome, made from copper and topped with gold. That's the Massachusetts State House, which has been there since 1798 and houses the state's government. There's plenty of Massachusetts history to take in if you visit for a free tour.
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Boston Common
139 Tremont Street
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If you're walking through the streets of Beacon Hill or the pathways of the Boston Common, you'll notice a building with a golden dome, made from copper and topped with gold. That's the Massachusetts State House, which has been there since 1798 and houses the state's government. There's plenty of Massachusetts history to take in if you visit for a free tour.
Acorn Street is one of the country's most photographed streets and once you're there, you'll understand why. The narrow cobblestone pathway lined with old brownstones has become a popular backdrop for both photographers and tourists, especially during the holiday season when the entire neighborhood is decorated with festive wreaths, lights and more. As you walk to Acorn Street — and through all of the neighborhood streets of Beacon Hill — you'll pass by plenty of other picture-worthy brownstones.
Acorn Street
Acorn Street is one of the country's most photographed streets and once you're there, you'll understand why. The narrow cobblestone pathway lined with old brownstones has become a popular backdrop for both photographers and tourists, especially during the holiday season when the entire neighborhood is decorated with festive wreaths, lights and more. As you walk to Acorn Street — and through all of the neighborhood streets of Beacon Hill — you'll pass by plenty of other picture-worthy brownstones.
If you're visiting Boston for the first time and want to dive into the city's history, walking along the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail is the best way to do just that. Beginning at the Boston Common and ending in Charlestown, this trail is easy to follow thanks to the painted brick red line on the sidewalks and roads. There are 16 stops along the way and on average it's best to give yourself three or so hours to take in all of the landmarks along the way, including the Old State House, Paul Revere House, and Bunker Hill Monument.
Freedom Trail
139 Tremont St
If you're visiting Boston for the first time and want to dive into the city's history, walking along the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail is the best way to do just that. Beginning at the Boston Common and ending in Charlestown, this trail is easy to follow thanks to the painted brick red line on the sidewalks and roads. There are 16 stops along the way and on average it's best to give yourself three or so hours to take in all of the landmarks along the way, including the Old State House, Paul Revere House, and Bunker Hill Monument.
If you're near Boston Common, walk just a little bit further to reach the Boston Public Garden, the country's very first public botanical garden. The scenery is beautiful and this is also where you'll find the iconic Swan Boats and "Make Way for Ducklings" statues, which you'll want to grab a photo of as part of your Boston memories. If you're interested in learning about the park, take a 60-minute guided walking tour during the warmer weather months for a taste of its history, sculptures and more.
Boston Public Garden Bridge
If you're near Boston Common, walk just a little bit further to reach the Boston Public Garden, the country's very first public botanical garden. The scenery is beautiful and this is also where you'll find the iconic Swan Boats and "Make Way for Ducklings" statues, which you'll want to grab a photo of as part of your Boston memories. If you're interested in learning about the park, take a 60-minute guided walking tour during the warmer weather months for a taste of its history, sculptures and more.
The Nichols House Museum is a museum at 55 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. The house in which it is located was designed by the architect Charles Bulfinch, and built by Jonathan Mason, the politician, in 1804. The building was renovated in 1830.
Nichols House Museum
55 Mt Vernon St
The Nichols House Museum is a museum at 55 Mount Vernon Street on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. The house in which it is located was designed by the architect Charles Bulfinch, and built by Jonathan Mason, the politician, in 1804. The building was renovated in 1830.
The Vilna Shul is now a historic landmark building housing a cultural center, community center, and living museum. It was a synagogue and was built for an Orthodox congregation in 1919 by immigrants primarily from Vilna, Lithuania.
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
The Vilna Shul is now a historic landmark building housing a cultural center, community center, and living museum. It was a synagogue and was built for an Orthodox congregation in 1919 by immigrants primarily from Vilna, Lithuania.
Local Favorite Restaunts
American comfort food institution that's cafeteria-style for breakfast & lunch, full-serve at night.
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The Paramount
44 Charles Street
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American comfort food institution that's cafeteria-style for breakfast & lunch, full-serve at night.
Tous les Jours
152 Harvard Ave
Star chef Daniel Boulud backs this inventive spot automating assembly of healthy veggie-heavy bowls.
Spyce
241 Washington Street
Star chef Daniel Boulud backs this inventive spot automating assembly of healthy veggie-heavy bowls.
steakhouse
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Mooo....
15 Beacon Street
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steakhouse
A neighborhood staple for traditional Tuscan meals in old-world, wood-&-stone ambiance.
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Toscano
47 Charles Street
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A neighborhood staple for traditional Tuscan meals in old-world, wood-&-stone ambiance.
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Figs
Charles Street
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Beacon Hill haunts serving a variety of simple American dishes in quaint quarters with a rustic bar.
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75 Chestnut
75 Chestnut Street
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Beacon Hill haunts serving a variety of simple American dishes in quaint quarters with a rustic bar.
a classic bar with iconic facade for pub grub, pints & nostalgia.
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Cheers
84 Beacon Street
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a classic bar with iconic facade for pub grub, pints & nostalgia.
The upscale pub serves beer, wild game & inventive brunch dishes in an open, modern space.
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Tip Tap Room
138 Cambridge Street
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The upscale pub serves beer, wild game & inventive brunch dishes in an open, modern space.
Local counter-serve Mexican chain dishing up burritos, tacos & quesadillas in a warm space.
Anna's Taqueria
1412 Beacon Street
Local counter-serve Mexican chain dishing up burritos, tacos & quesadillas in a warm space.
Buzzy casual hangout offers hearty breakfasts, Italian plates, house-baked pastries & hot drinks.
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Panificio Bistro & Bakery
144 Charles Street
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Buzzy casual hangout offers hearty breakfasts, Italian plates, house-baked pastries & hot drinks.
Entertainment and Activities
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North End
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Chinatown
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A spray pool in summer & outdoor ice-skating rink in winter, with a snack bar & carousel.
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Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon Street
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A spray pool in summer & outdoor ice-skating rink in winter, with a snack bar & carousel.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a linear park located in several Downtown Boston neighborhoods. It consists of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretch over one mile through the Chinatown, Financial District, Waterfront, and North End neighborhoods.
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Rose Kennedy Greenway
185 Kneeland St
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The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is a linear park located in several Downtown Boston neighborhoods. It consists of landscaped gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, art, and specialty lighting systems that stretch over one mile through the Chinatown, Financial District, Waterfront, and North End neighborhoods.
Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.
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Faneuil Hall
4 South Market Street
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Shopping center with many stores & restaurants comprising 3 historic market buildings & a promenade.
The New England Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November. The aquarium has more than 22,000 members and hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year.
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New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf
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The New England Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the main aquarium building, attractions at the New England Aquarium include the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November. The aquarium has more than 22,000 members and hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year.
Just a stone's throw from the big brand stores on Newbury Street, Charles is a world apart, with exclusively independently owned boutiques. Here we've mapped 16 must-visit stores that make this narrow street a shopping destination.
Charles Street
Just a stone's throw from the big brand stores on Newbury Street, Charles is a world apart, with exclusively independently owned boutiques. Here we've mapped 16 must-visit stores that make this narrow street a shopping destination.
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Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
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Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way
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Drinks&Nightlife
Performing Arts, Comedy Clubs
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Improv Asylum
216 Hanover Street
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Performing Arts, Comedy Clubs
D's Keys Dueling Pianos & Sing Along Bar
391 D Street
Dance Clubs, Champagne Bars, Music Venues
Tunnel
100 Stuart Street
Dance Clubs, Champagne Bars, Music Venues
Cocktail Bar
Roxanne's
6B Beacon Street
Cocktail Bar
Liberty Lobby Bar
215 Charles St
Bars, Irish, Music Venues
Durty Nelly's
108 Blackstone Street
Bars, Irish, Music Venues
Cafe and Dessert
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Gracenote Coffee Boston
108 Lincoln St
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Ogawa Coffee
10 Milk St
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Thinking Cup
165 Tremont Street
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Thinking Cup
165 Tremont Street
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Ogawa Coffee
10 Milk St
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Kohi Coffee Company
125 Summer Street
Intrepid Café
150 First St
Jaho Coffee Roaster & Wine Bar
665 Washington St
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Tatte Bakery & Café
70 Charles Street
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Gracenote Coffee Boston
108 Lincoln St
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Getting Around
Train station/ MBTA station/Buses
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South Station Train Terminal
700 Atlantic Avenue
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Train station/ MBTA station/Buses
Subway/Train
Park Street Subway Station
Subway/Train
Car rental
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
1 Congress St
Car rental
Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston
200 Atlantic Ave
Essentials
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DeLuca's Market
11 Charles St
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Beacon Capitol Market
32 Myrtle St
Top Shelf
161 Charles Street
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Roche Bros. Downtown Crossing
8 Summer Street
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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
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Bella Florist
125 Charles Street South
Walgreens
620 Washington St
Nail salon
Town Nail & Skin Salon At 99 Charles St
99 Charles St
Nail salon
Hair salon
ZenaRose
49 River Street
Hair salon
Fitness center in Boston, Massachusetts
Core De Vie
40 Charles St
Fitness center in Boston, Massachusetts
Gym
Boston Sports Clubs
560 Harrison Avenue
Gym
American Dry Cleaners
172 Cambridge Street