Take a guided walking tour through Beacon Hill and Boston Common, learning about the elite group of upper-crust residents known as the Boston Brahmin, whose famous faces like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Forbes shaped not only Boston, but the entire United States. On this three-hour small-group tour with no more than six people, follow your docent (local historian) around key historic places in the city, from the State House to Shaw Memorial, and learn about rich history of Boston.
John Adams, FDR and Calvin Coolidge had more in common than being President of the United States – they were also part of the Boston Brahmin, a group of wealthy and influential families that have lived in Boston from the 18th century. Learn about this inconspicuous yet important group on a guided walking tour with no more than six people.
Begin your step back in time at the Old South Meeting House, one of the oldest churches in Boston and the place where the Boston Tea Party was planned. Meet your local docent (a knowledgeable historian and guide) and walk into the heart of Beacon Hill, one of the most historic and expensive neighborhoods in Boston. You’ll pass major historic landmarks such as the State House, the African Meeting House and Vilna Shul.
Enjoy this pleasant walk, admiring the beautiful historic homes, and make your way to Boston Common, Boston’s central public park and the oldest city park in the US.
Throughout your walk, learn from your docent the architectural and urban planning of stately Beacon Hill, its Brahmin inhabitants and their crucial role in American history. The Boston Brahmin families ranged in their local importance and career paths; some were poets and authors while others were US presidents, senators, revolutionaries and businessmen. These elite families were at the root of some of the most important periods in the history of the United States.
Typical Beacon Hill Side Street
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