North Slope of Beacon Hill: Boston by Foot Walking Tour

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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
        immigrant families.

        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:


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