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Walking tours converge on Beacon Hill to explore history, architecture

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  September 3, 2013 12:42 PM

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Visitors to Boston and longtime Beacon Hill residents alike will be able to learn about the architecture and history of the neighborhood this month through a series of walking tours.

Boston By Foot, a non-profit organization offers volunteer-led walking tours, has scheduled a set of tours covering the historic Beacon Hill during September.

The organization hosts daily tours of Beacon Hill that highlight the work of architect Charles Bulfinch, and the neighborhood’s history, but this month three more special tours will each focus on a specific area of the iconic neighborhood.

A tour of the Charles River Esplanade on September 14 will examine the evolution of the urban park and its landscape designs. A tour of The Flat of Beacon Hill, inspired by Samuel Eliot Morison’s childhood memoir One Boy’s Boston, will explore notable landmarks on September 19.

Boston By Foot’s Tour of the Month, set of September 30, will explore Beacon Hill’s North Slope, which was the center of African American life and the city’s abolitionist movement in the 19th century.

E-mail Kaiser at Johanna.yourtown@gmail.com. For more news about your city, town, neighborhood, or campus, visit boston.com’s Your Town homepage.

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