Episode 8: Decline & Rise of Beacon Hill

Historic Boston: Beacon Hill

Oct 28 2021 • 7 mins

Welcome to Historic Boston: Beacon Hill, a walking tour of one of Boston’s best known but least explored neighborhoods. In episode 8, we will walk the Flat of the Hill while discussing the decline of Beacon Hill following the Civil War, the development of Back Bay as the new "fashionable neighborhood", and  the community activism that brought about Beacon Hill's revival in the 20th century. The key sites we will see include: the Public Garden Apartments, Hampshire House, Byron Street, the George Doriot house, the Sunflower Castle, Charles Street Meeting House and more. Please use this Google map to support your walk: https://bit.ly/3Bydedj.