Walking Tour: Notable Women Of Beacon Hill

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Explore beautiful, historic Beacon Hill with your guide and be introduced to a variety of notable women who lived and worked in this neighborhood. Discover where Elizabeth Palmer Peabody founded the U.S. kindergarten movement, and where the first African American woman doctor, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, practiced. Learn about the women who were among the founders of the Vilna Shul, and of sculptor Anne Whitney, whose commissions include Samuel Adams and Leif Erikson.

Walk the same streets as the women who opened new paths for generations to come. You’ll hear about artists, abolitionists, lawyers, suffragists, and authors who changed Boston, the nation, and the world.

Duration, Distance and Terrain: 1.5. hours, 1-2 miles at a moderate walking pace, stopping at various sites along the tour

Meet your guide in front of the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Street, Boston (across from the Boston Common).