Beacon Hill Uncensored

Acorn Street in Beacon Hill

You already know about Paul Revere’s midnight ride and John Hancock’s famous signature, but what about the history that’s too juicy for the Freedom Trail? Join us as we uncover some of Boston’s most scandalous secrets!

We will stroll through Boston Common and the scenic streets of Beacon Hill as we discuss the seedy past of this now upscale neighborhood and the more colorful characters whose mark on history is often overlooked – a sleepwalking murderer and Boston’s earliest known nudist, just to name a few!

Ever wonder where the phrase “Banned in Boston” came from? You’re about to find out!

When: Available by appointment as a group tour.

Where: The Beacon Hill Uncensored tour meets at the steps of Park Street Church on the corner of Tremont Street and Park Street.

How Much: Adults $15, Youth (under 18) $10, Seniors (over 60) $10

Please Note: This tour will discuss the neighborhood’s history of vice, including adult themes such as murder and prostitution. We consider the content of the tour to be PG-13, and are happy to answer more detailed questions over the phone.

Meet your guide at the red dot in this picture

Getting there: The easiest way to find us is on public transportation.  Take the MBTA red or green line to Park Street station.  If you drive, the best option for parking is the garage located under Boston Common on Charles Street (access it traveling northbound from Boylston).  Parking is $18 for three hours on weekdays, $12 all day on weekends.

Bathrooms: There are public restrooms in the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, which is located in the Common, across from 147 Tremont Street.

How long: This stroll is just under one mile, and it lasts about 90 minutes.