PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour

  • Duration:
    90 minutes
  • operating:
    Schedule: Tuesday, Saturday @ 10am. **Tour dates/time subject to change on occasion. Please check calendar for accuracy. Space is limited for a more personalized experience.
  • VOUCHER: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

PhotoWalks Beacon Hill Tour


11 Reviews

This photo walking tour begins at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, located directly across the street from the gold-domed Massachusetts State House, near the corner of Beacon and Park Streets in Beacon Hill. Meet the professional photographer guide and the rest of the small group for a brief introduction to this 90-minute adventure.Show More

Walking along the picturesque streets of Beacon Hill is like wandering into a 19th-century, English-inspired neighborhood — rich in history and charm. On this photo tour, learn how to compose amazing pictures of Beacon Hill’s diverse architecture. Capture the colorful flowers spilling out of the window boxes, the antique gas lamps that line the brick sidewalks, and the most-photographed street in Boston — Acorn Street — as well as an exclusive enclave and other surprises hidden in unexpected places.

Throughout the tour, enjoy an ongoing commentary on Beacon Hill's history and the many points of interest along the way.

As an added bonus, the 'PhotoWalks Guide to Creative Photography' is included in the tour price. This valuable e-booklet provides information on maximizing photography skills, with user-friendly explanations of camera settings and more.

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  • Professional photographer guide
  • Walking tour
  • Small group tour
  • 'PhotoWalks Guide to Creative Photography' e-booklet
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Departure Point:

    Meeting Point: steps of the MA State House under the lantern on Beacon St. in front of the locked gate

    Train Stop
    • Park Street (Green or Red Line). Turn left upon exiting the subway. Walk to the top of the hill.

  • Departure Time: 10:15am  Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to start time.
  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


  • Lana Z
    (September 2, 2018)

    We enjoyed this tour. Saba took us to see the houses and streets of this very beautiful expensive neighborhood that we wouldn't see on our own. We also appreciated the history and fun facts. We wished it could be longer, the time just flew. However, as far as the photography goes, maybe it's good for the beginners, but if you are intermediate or advanced, it is not a photography class, where you will learn something new.

  • Mattheos K
    (November 18, 2017)

    Saba was an amazing guide. The tour was on a freezing Saturday morning. Despite the bad weather, Saba didn't hesitate to take me all over Beacon Hill and not only narrate the history of the different buildings but also teach me how to take interesting photographs. I strongly recommend this tour.

  • Sandra H
    (January 8, 2017)

    Saba is fantastic, she went out of he way to accommodate our needs and took the tour with us even while it was snowing because we couldn't go at any other time, she made some great suggestions for shots, took us through a lovely area that she knows well, and is generally just a lovely person to spend time with. We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys photography

  • Nancy A. C
    (October 6, 2015)

    I would gladly recommend this tour to photographers with any camera. To obtain the most from this trip, please have a camera wherein fine tuning can be made to focus, aperture, etc in order to capture all the shadows, and reflections offered.

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  • Richard S
    (October 19, 2014)

    This was amazing! Beacon Hill is so gorgeous and we got the most of it from Saba's insightful tour. Plus we got some of the best photos too!

  • SFAS
    (October 19, 2012)

    I learned a lot about the neighbourhood and took beautiful photographs.

  • Paul B
    (September 21, 2012)

    Your information about this tour is not 100% clear as it is sold as a walking tour but is more a walking tour for photographers. However, although it was not what we thought it was going to be it was an excellent tour with a very informative and knowledgeable guide who gave us lots of tips and my photographs for the rest of my holiday were certainly far better and more artistic and interesting plus I learnt a lot about Beacon Hill

  • Donna C
    (May 22, 2012)

    Excellent; It was my favourite part of Boston ; The tour guide was not only knowledgeable about photography but Boston history add well. I learned a lot and loved it

  • Patricia A
    (May 27, 2010)
    We thoroughly enjoyed our photographic tour of this very historic and attractive part of Boston. The tour leader Saba was most interesting and knowledgeable - and pointed out creative and unusual ways of taking photos of the area. We thought it was very worthwhile for anyone who wants to wants to have great holiday shots.
  • Tricia C
    (May 27, 2010)
    This tour was very good.
  • Jaqueline Fournier-Chibly
    (August 7, 2012)