Beacon Hill Walking Tour

Every Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Sat, May 5 - Sat, Oct 27, 2012

Venue: Otis House Museum

141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

Contact:

Melinda Huff

otishouse@historicnewengland.org

617-994-5920

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The Otis House Museum will offer walking tours of Boston's Beacon Hill each Saturday, May through October. Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill's development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions, and struggles of Beacon Hill's early residents, both wealthy and working class, shaped the streets, architecture, and character of the hill. The program starts with a tour of the Otis House, the earliest intact mansion in the neighborhood, and continues on Beacon Hill's historic streets. After visiting the house, the tour continues onto Beacon Hill where visitors discover the neighborhood as it was in the early 1800s--a thriving urban district of mansions with gracious gardens and small wooden houses crowded into back alleys. A guide leads visitors through the tree-lined streets where the affluent resided, and also to the humbler NorthSlope, an area which was home to Boston's working class. $12 per person. $6 for Historic New England members. Tour size is limited. Registration recommended.

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