Boston, more than a tea party

Featuring a mix of fashionable shops, stately townhouses Beacon Hill is one of the smallest and most historic neighbourhoods in all of Boston. Antique shops, enticing cafes and pricey clothing boutiques can all be enjoyed during a walk down Charles Street.

A visit to Boston is something that all tourists should put on their not to miss list. Beacon Hill is like the rest of Boston, rich in culture and an incredible place to visit. The country’s oldest public park, the Boston Commons, used to serve as a cow pasture, military camp, a site for hangings, visits by dignitaries and for many protests.

The common is under some disrepair today especially compared to its neighbour the Public Garden but when a redevelopment started in 2007 everything changed. With large portions of the Commons still cordoned off there is still an incredible amount of activity.

There may be an impromptu music concert, a picnic lunch or even a demonstration. Close to the Common is a memorial that commemorates the deeds of Robert Gould Shaw and the Union army’s 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment that fought in the Civil War. The memorial is 221 feet tall and was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Museums are abundant in Boston and hold a plethora of information of historic value about the area. They include but are not limited to the Boston’s Children Museum, The Bunker Hill, The Science Museum and the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Beacon Hill also has a myriad of hotels to choose from making it a regular hub for those that visit Boston. They include small intimate Bed and Breakfasts, pricey Boutique hotels, and multiple star hotels from privately owned to large well known international chains. By choosing Beacon Hill you are putting yourself in the heart of one of the most historic cities in all of the United States.