Parking Near Beacon Hill
As one of the most historically significant and exclusive neighborhoods in Boston, Beacon Hill dates back to the late 1700s. Originally home to a beacon that warned residents of the arrival invading forces, this expensive neighborhood is only about a square mile in size. Lined as it is with colonial brick row houses, brick sidewalks, and gas lamps, taking a walk through this protected historic district is like taking a stroll back in time. Here, you'll find the gold-domed Massachusetts State House, the Boston African American National Historic Site, Charles Street Meeting House, and the Museum of African American History, among other landmarks. Across from the State House you'll find the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial.
Head to Beacon Hill to enjoy an assortment of trendy restaurants, flower shops, clothing boutiques, and antique stores on the neighborhood's quaint narrow streets. Whether you're sightseeing or shopping, stroll down Beacon Street, Bowdoin Street, Cambridge Street, or Storrow Drive. Check out the Federal-style architecture of the buildings, including the Third Harrison Gray Otis House, which is home to the American Meteorological Society. You can also enjoy the great outdoors in Boston Common, which overlaps the Beacon Hill area's southernmost point.
Beacon Hill has three sections, the south slope, the north slope, and the flat of the hill. The south slope was originally home to Boston's early aristocracy, the Boston Brahmins. That's why you'll find so many ornate buildings in this area, which includes the residential area of Louisburg Square. Explore the cul-de-sacs and quaint alleyways of the north slope that include the former homes of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner and African-American civil-rights advocates Louis and Harriet Hayden. The flat of the hill borders landmarks including the Church of the Advent, the Sunflower Castle, and the Meeting House, while also being home to small bakeries, restaurants, and pubs.
The exclusive Beacon Hill neighborhood is steeped in history but limited in parking. Ensure you have a convenient spot during your walking tour or day of sightseeing by reserving a space in a nearby garage with SpotHero.
Is there street parking in Beacon Hill?
Most street parking in Beacon Hill is reserved for residents and their guests. You will find some very limited metered parking in the area on Beacon, Charles, and Cambridge streets.
Does SpotHero work with garages in the area?
Yes, SpotHero works with many garages and private parking space holders in the Beacon Hill and Boston Common areas.
Do the rates for parking vary in the Beacon Hill area?
Yes, and you can shop around for the best rate available in nearby parking garages with SpotHero's website or app.
Nearby Parking Options
144 Charles St. - Valet
213 Charles St. - Lot
Boston Common Garage
1 Coolidge Ave. - Spot #33
Public Alley 420 - Personal Spot
4 Emerson Pl - Garage