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Beacon Hill History + Scenic Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)

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Beacon Hill History + Scenic Photo Walking Tour (Small Group)
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Explore Boston’s Beacon Hill on a walking tour that provides plenty of fascinating historical commentary of a neighborhood full of historic charm and architecture as well as creative photo tips. Capture amazing pictures with your smartphone or camera. One of the highlights is Acorn Street, the most photographed street in Boston.
  • Beacon Hill History + Photo Tour
  • Picturesque streets
  • 19th-century architecture
  • Hidden gems off-the-beaten path
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Professional and Enthusiastic Tour Guide
Small Group Tour - Most groups are less than 10 people. Maximum is 20.
Fascinating Commentary of Beacon Hill's history and charm
Fun photo tips to capture great pictures with your smartphone or camera
34 Beacon St , 34 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Meeting Point: Corner of Beacon + Joy St.—directly across the street from Boston Common. **Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time. Your punctuality is appreciated.** Train Stop: Park St (Green or Red Line). Walk towards the MA State House and turn left onto Beacon St.

Acorn Street , Acorn St, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY PhotoWalks
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great way to experience Beacon Hill!
Sandra_M
, Jul 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Beacon Hill, its history, and its residents. Also great at showing how to photograph unique shots and get the most from our cameras. Very laidback and pleasant. Loved every minute!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and sharing your experience on the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour. I enjoyed your enthusiasm for photography, history and architecture. I'm so glad you both had a great time capturing memorable photos in one of Boston's most historic neighborhoods. Have fun taking amazing pictures with your newfound skills wherever your future travels may take you! All the best...Saba
star-5
Amazing Tour
Lisa_G
, Jun 2022
Saba was a great tour guide filled with a wealth of current and past history of Beacon Hill and the most amazing photo tips that delivered many memorable photos! Her kind spirit and flexibility lended perfectly to this most amazing tour!! This tour is a must!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the great review and kind compliments. What a wonderful time we had on a beautiful summer day to explore Beacon Hill's scenic spots. I had just as much fun as you both did on the PhotoWalks tour. Hope our paths cross again in Boston! All the best, Saba
star-5
Unique photographic experience
Ann_M
, May 2022
Saba was a fantastic guide. She shared many memorable stories about the Beacon Hill neighborhood while teaching us how to take interesting photos. All in all a great tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for your lovely compliments and 5-star review, Ann. I'm so glad the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour gave you all insight into the neighborhood's fascinating history. I hope your newfound photography skills will help you take fun and creative pictures. Looking forward to seeing you all again in Boston. With much thanks and great appreciation, Saba
star-5
Absolutely worth it!!!
Rosamaria_M
, May 2022
We were able to have a 1/1 tour which was great! Tour guide Saba was very professional, personable, knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable. I came home with retained knowledge and had such an amazing time. It was a truly a wonderful experience for me. Saba was SO kind as to take pictures of me along the way and send them to me. I highly recommend this tour to others who enjoy site-seeing and taking pictures!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you so much for the amazing review, kind compliments and sharing your PhotoWalks Tour experience. I really enjoyed your enthusiasm for Boston's must-see attractions and discovering its history too. I'm so glad you learned new photography skills and that all the pictures captured on our photo tour became memorable souvenirs for you. All the best...Saba
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Photos in Beacon Hill
Karen_M
, Apr 2022
Saba was very nice, enthusiastic and gave us some handy photography tips. She told us some interesting background stories about some of the houses and some Boston history. It was a lovely few hours spent in a beautiful area of Boston that I would recommend to others.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your kind words and great review, Karen. I'm so glad you enjoyed exploring Beacon Hill and learning about its history and how to capture great pictures in one of the most scenic neighborhoods in Boston.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Owner gives the tour, she communicates her passion for her work.
MARK_A
, Dec 2021
Her photo tips provided a cool bonus. Her knowledge of neighborhood was apparent. A walking history lesson with great photo opps.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you so much for the 5-star review and sharing your PhotoWalks tour experience. I'm glad you enjoyed learning about Beacon Hill's fascinating neighborhood history. I hope the photo tips will help you capture great pictures for many years to come. All the best...Saba
2 travelers found this review helpful
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Informative and Enjoyable Beacon Hill Tour
Joan_W
, Oct 2021
Had a fun experience with our guide Saba. In 1.5 hours we learned the history of Beacon Hill area and found out interesting facts about various homes. Saba also shared photo tips on angles, composition and anchoring of photos. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for the 5-star review and sharing your experience on the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour, Joan. I'm so glad you learned a lot about the charming, historic neighborhood. We had such great weather that day and it made the tour extra special. Hope to see you both again on your next visit to Boston. All the best...Saba
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Exquisite
Gary_E
, Oct 2021
What a wonderful walking tour with the vibrant and exquisite Saba. We had a beautiful day walking through Beacon Hill learning the history and how to take pictures from this enthusiastic and inspiring guide. It was the best walking tour we have taken in a very long time and recommend it highly. Don’t miss it!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words, compliments and writing a great review. I'm so happy both of you thoroughly enjoyed the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour and that it was a memorable experience on your trip to Boston. You now have newfound skills to take amazing trips for your future travels! All the best, Saba
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
A marvelous activity for history buffs and photo enthusiasts
Lisa_D
, Sep 2021
Fabulous tour full of information on several topics. Saba is a great tour guide and a very knowledgeable instructor. I am very happy with the results.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing
Mark_A
, Jul 2021
Our guide Saba was amazing, so informative and such a great photography teacher. I can not believe how much I learnt about Beacon Hill and how to capture unique shots.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Many thanks for the great review, Mark. I sincerely appreciate your kind words. I'm so happy you learned a lot about Beacon Hill's history and how to take creative pictures as we explored this charming 19th-century neighborhood. Hope to see you all on another PhotoWalks tour on your next visit to Boston! All the best, Saba
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Such a fun way to explore a city!
Rebecca
, Nov 2020
We had an AMAZING time on this tour!! Saba is an incredible guide, and we not only learned about the history of Beacon Hill, but also how to take beautiful photos! She shared tips for how to get the best angle and perspective on the iPhone - definitely no experience necessary and you'll leave with gorgeous photos to remember your tour. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for those who want a fun and interesting way to explore a city.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2020
Thank you for the great review, Rebecca! It was wonderful to see you and your friends capture great photos of Beacon Hill as we walked along its picturesque streets. Glad you enjoyed the historical commentary and had a memorable experience in Boston! All the best...Saba
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The snow!!
Bonnie_B
, Nov 2020
It was just a magical experience! It had snowed 4.3 inches so trees were covered but roads overall cleared. We learned so much about angles and form with our phone camera. The homes are not to be missed! Halloween was the perfect tone to see beautiful decorations!! Great job!!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Very nice
Lana Z
, Aug 2018
We enjoyed this tour. Saba took us to see the houses and streets of this very beautiful expensive neighborhood that we wouldn't see on our own. We also appreciated the history and fun facts. We wished it could be longer, the time just flew. However, as far as the photography goes, maybe it's good for the beginners, but if you are intermediate or advanced, it is not a photography class, where you will learn something new.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Saba was an amazing guide. The tour...
Mattheos K
, Nov 2017
Saba was an amazing guide. The tour was on a freezing Saturday morning. Despite the bad weather, Saba didn't hesitate to take me all over Beacon Hill and not only narrate the history of the different buildings but also teach me how to take interesting photographs. I strongly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Saba is fantastic, she went out of...
Sandra H
, Jan 2017
Saba is fantastic, she went out of he way to accommodate our needs and took the tour with us even while it was snowing because we couldn't go at any other time, she made some great suggestions for shots, took us through a lovely area that she knows well, and is generally just a lovely person to spend time with. We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys photography
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I would gladly recommend this tour...
Nancy A. C
, Oct 2015
I would gladly recommend this tour to photographers with any camera. To obtain the most from this trip, please have a camera wherein fine tuning can be made to focus, aperture, etc in order to capture all the shadows, and reflections offered.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This was amazing! Beacon Hill is so...
Richard S
, Oct 2014
This was amazing! Beacon Hill is so gorgeous and we got the most of it from Saba's insightful tour. Plus we got some of the best photos too!
star-5
I learned a lot about the neighbourhood...
SFAS
, Oct 2012
I learned a lot about the neighbourhood and took beautiful photographs.
star-5
Your information about this tour is...
Paul B
, Sep 2012
Your information about this tour is not 100% clear as it is sold as a walking tour but is more a walking tour for photographers. However, although it was not what we thought it was going to be it was an excellent tour with a very informative and knowledgeable guide who gave us lots of tips and my photographs for the rest of my holiday were certainly far better and more artistic and interesting plus I learnt a lot about Beacon Hill
star-5
Excellent; It was my favourite part...
Donna C
, May 2012
Excellent; It was my favourite part of Boston ; The tour guide was not only knowledgeable about photography but Boston history add well. I learned a lot and loved it

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