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Beacon Hill | Battle of the Bricks

On the PhotoWalks Beacon Hill walking tour, you’ll notice many details that give Boston’s historic, exclusive neighborhood its distinct charm and character: brick sidewalks. Thanks to a group of determined women, they took it upon themselves to preserve the brick sidewalks forever. In 1947, rumors were swirling that Mayor James Michael Curley wanted to repave…

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September 25, 2022

Paul Revere House | Freedom Trail Boston | North End

Founded in 1630, the North End is Boston’s oldest neighborhood. Walk along the Freedom Trail and you’ll come across the oldest house in Boston that once belonged to……. legendary hero Paul Revere! Built in 1680, the Revere family purchased the colonial wooden home in 1770 and sold it in 1800. By the mid-19th century, the…

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August 5, 2022

Private Walking Tours in Boston

Private Walking Tours of Boston run year-round to accommodate your areas of interest. Visit historic sites, iconic landmarks and scenic locations on a custom-designed itinerary with fascinating and insightful commentary–with or without photo tips. It’s up to you how you’d like to experience your visit to Boston. Private Photography Lessons are also available for individuals…

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July 24, 2022

Beacon Hill’s Historic Homes

A walk in Beacon Hill is an immersion into a 19th century English-inspired neighborhood. Imagine the sound of horse-drawn carriages carrying Boston’s elite to their Federal-style row house during the Victorian era. Stroll down the brick sidewalks lined with antique gas lamps and take in the views of some of Boston’s most charming, historic houses….

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July 23, 2022

Boston By Foot, Camera or Smartphone

Explore Boston by foot and bring your camera on a unique tour experience. PhotoWalks provides insightful commentary and photo tips for capturing the city’s famous historical sites on the Freedom Trail, iconic architectural landmarks, charming neighborhoods, must-see scenic locations, and hidden gems off-the-beaten path. Got questions about what a PhotoWalks tour is all about? Here…

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July 16, 2022

Rouvalis Flowers in Beacon Hill

One of the things I love most about Rouvalis Flowers in Beacon Hill is how much it reminds me of a European flower shop. Tucked on one of the most scenic corners of the neighborhood, it’s always a nice surprise to see its ever-changing colorful flowers and plants displayed outside its charming storefront. Step inside…

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July 9, 2022

Skinny House in Boston’s North End

Just a short walk from Old North Church in Boston’s North End-Little Italy neighborhood is the “Skinny House”, also known as the “Spite House”.  Built in 1862, and measuring just 10-feet wide, this 1,165 square foot home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom a private roof deck, lovely gardens and unobstructed views of the city and…

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June 20, 2022

Polcari’s Coffee – Boston North End – Little Italy

There are several things you immediately notice upon entering Polcari’s Coffee in Boston’s North End: the strong scent of coffee beans and the potent aroma of a variety of different spices. This adorable shop is like a time-capsule with its old-world charm preserved from a bygone era—from its creaky wooden floors to glass jars filled with…

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June 18, 2022

Boston Back Bay Architecture Walking Tour

Boston’s Copley Square in Back Bay has the most diverse architectural landmarks in the city. An extensive landfill project began in 1857 and completed in 1882 to fill in 700 acres of the bay. The Boston peninsula doubled in size and an elegant 19th-century French-inspired residential area emerged. Copley Square was named after portrait painter…

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June 9, 2022

Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden traces its origins to marshland that Bostonians avoided in the 19th century. In 1837, a visionary named Horace Gray led an effort that transformed the swampy area into the first botanical garden in America. The first bed of tulips and the first poinsettia in the U.S. were planted in the Boston…

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May 30, 2022