Beacon Hill Walking Tour
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Sat, May 3 - Sat, Oct 25, 2014
Venue: Historic New England
Otis House Museum, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114Contact:
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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. Tours depart from the Otis House museum every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The tour last approximately 2 hours. The cost is $12 per person ($6 for Historic New England members). Tour size is limited and reservations are recommended. For more information or to make a reservation call 617-994-5920 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org. About Historic New England Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. We bring history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six historic homes and landscapes spanning five states. We share the region's history through vast collections, publications, programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England.