Beacon Street is a major thoroughfare in Boston, Massachusetts and several of its western suburbs. It goes through Boston, Brookline, Brighton, and Newton.Before you head to Boston, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Boston online trip itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Boston has to offer, including Beacon Street.
It is not to be confused with the Beacon Street in nearby Somerville or others elsewhere.
Beacon Street begins as a one-way street from the intersection of Tremont Street and School Street. From this point, it rises up Beacon Hill for a block where it meets Park Street in front of the Massachusetts State House. From that intersection it descends Beacon Hill as a two-lane, bi-directional street until it reaches Charles Street. At Charles Street, it becomes a one-way avenue that runs through the Back Bay neighborhood until it reaches Kenmore Square.
From Kenmore Square, Beacon Street skirts the area around Fenway Park and follows a southwesterly slant through Brookline along either side of MBTA Green Line trolley tracks to Cleveland Circle in Brighton. From there it passes Boston College as it winds its way to the city of Newton, where it crosses Centre Street to form the defining intersection of Newton Centre, meets Walnut Street at "Four Corners" near the Newton Cemetery, and goes through Waban at its intersection with Woodward Street. It ends at Washington Street near Boston's circumferential highway, Route 128.
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I've only walked the portion of Beacon St bordering the Boston Commons and the Boston Statehouse. It's good for a nice walk to admire some of the old architecture and old homes if you aren't planning.... more »
Enjoyed riding the Hop on Hop off tour which included Beacon Street. Loved hearing the history of the brownstones and seeing all the different styles. more »
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