North Slope of Beacon Hill: Boston by Foot Walking Tour
Explore the narrow streets, cul-de-sacs, and alley ways of
the North Slope of Beacon Hill. This colonial
port district with an unsavory reputation evolved to become a
significant force in the abolitionist movement, an important
station on the Underground Railroad, and home to many
Think you know Boston's premier neighborhood, Beacon Hill,
pretty well? Okay, do African Americans like William C. Nell
and abolitionists like Charles Sumner have anything in common
with Anglicans and Eastern European Jews? Do they share any
connection with a house that isn't a house on Rollins Place?
Answer: the people and the "house" figure prominently in the
evolution of the North Slope of Beacon Hill. Today "the back
of the Hill" behind Bulfinch's State House carries Beacon
Hill's identity, but in earlier days it was part of the West
End and its residents were laborers on the Hill's South Slope
who preferred to live affordably nearby.
Sunday, September 29th, 2-3:30 p.m. Rain or shine!
Meet at the Ashburton Entrance to the State House
122 Bowdoin Street, Boston MA
Tickets: $15, general public; $5 BBF members onsite or online: http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/North_Slope
Buy tickets onsite or online at:http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/tours/North_Slope