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Acorn Street in Boston

Located in the charming Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Acorn Street is often called the most photographed street in America. With its cobblestone pathway and historic brick row houses, it's easy to see why. This picturesque street offers a glimpse into Boston's rich history, making it a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike.


History

Acorn Street was originally built in the 1820s as a residential street for merchants and artisans. It was named after the abundance of acorn trees that once lined the street, which were thought to have been planted by squirrels from the nearby Boston Common. Today, many of the original buildings still stand, giving visitors a sense of stepping back in time.

Location

Acorn Street is in Beacon Hill, one of Boston's most affluent neighborhoods. It is easily accessible by foot or public transportation, with the closest T stop being Charles/MGH on the red line. If you're driving, there are several parking options nearby, including metered street parking and garages.

Exploring Acorn Street

Take a stroll down Acorn Street, and you'll feel like you're in a postcard-perfect New England town. The charming red brick buildings with their black shutters and flower boxes are just begging to be admired. As you walk, look up and take in the beautiful architecture. You may even spot some unique architectural details, such as carvings of acorns or ship figureheads above doorways.

Nearby Attractions

Acorn Street is conveniently located near several other popular attractions in Boston. Just a short walk away is the famous Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile-long path that takes you through some of the city's most significant historical sites. You can also visit the nearby Boston Common, the country's oldest public park, or head to the top of the nearby Massachusetts State House for stunning views of the city skyline.




Planning Your Boston Visit

If you want to make your visit to Acorn Street even more memorable, consider taking a tour with Boston Sightseeing. You can hop on and off at our different stops throughout the city, including Acorn Street while learning about Boston's history and culture from a knowledgeable guide. And, of course, be sure to have your camera ready to capture all the beauty of this charming street.

Our Tour Packages

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Single Ride Pass

$37.00

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