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Beacon Hill | History's Footsteps

by in May 2008
Beacon Hill | History’s Footsteps
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The Lewis and Harriet Hayden House on Phillips Street (Southac Street at the time) was a haven for fugitive slaves in the 10 years before the Civil War.
Photo/Art by Heath Robbins
The Lewis and Harriet Hayden House on Phillips Street (Southac Street at the time) was a haven for fugitive slaves in the 10 years before the Civil War.

Here’s a walking tour for your next trip to Boston. It’s full of brick buildings, cobble-stoned paths, and surprising history.

See a “Wicked Big Picture” of Beacon Hill.

Read one historian’s search for her ancestors and the little-known history of slaves in Portsmouth.

Follow more of history’s footsteps at these black heritage trails and historic resources.

History sets New England apart. Here are 6 more sites that preserve our culture, from art to industries.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Monday, May 12th, 2008

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