Private Beacon Hill, Public Garden and Back Bay Tour

  • Starting Point: In front of the Massachusetts State House.
  • Ending Point: Copley Square (Boylston and Dartmouth Streets)
  • Who should take this tour: This tour is ideal for persons who already know some of Boston, enjoy early 19th Century architecture and the beautiful residential neighborhoods of the city.
  • Time & Mileage: One and one half hours and about 1.5 miles.
  • Maximum tour attendees permitted: 12

The history of Boston begins on the flanks of Beacon Hill where Puritan settlers found plentiful fresh spring water. What evolved was the first community of wealthy merchants who built a community of beautiful homes in the early 1800’s, most of which stand today as examples of Federal Architecture.

Soon, the city would have the first (and among the most beautiful) public parks in the country. And as the population grew, the city would undertake the most ambitious civil engineering project in the country’s history by filling a brackish swamp in order to add over 150 acres of land to the growing city.

The result? The two most beautiful neighborhoods in Boston joined by one of the most visited and iconic parks in the country.

Our tour explores the best of Beacon Hill as you visit homes designed by the father of Federal architecture, Charles Bulfinch. Then through Frederick Law Olmsted’s Public Garden, a National Historic Landmark and the nation’s first botanical garden. Then, through the former swampland, now a residential neighborhood rivaled only by Beacon Hill until we reach Copley Square, anchored by Trinity Church and the Boston Public library, each regarded as among the finest examples of architecture in the country.

Rates

  • Private Tour:¬† $300 (maximum of 20)

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