This MassBook walking tour begins at the Massachusetts State House and takes you on a stroll through a portion of literary Beacon Hill. The State House was designed by Charles Bulfinch, the leading architect of his time, and is a grand repository of history as well as an architectural treasure. With a cornerstone laid by Samuel Adams in 1795, and a dome coppered by Paul Revere in 1802, its marble-floored corridors and spacious ceremonial rooms are filled with works of art depicting the state’s unique heritage.
This walk should take about forty minutes to complete, a bit longer if you linger to take photographs on Acorn Street, the quintessential Beacon Hill cobbled lane (off Willow Street). Stay tuned for more lunchtime literary walks!