Acorn Street is one of Boston’s most iconic sites, and it is by far the city’s most photographed street. The roadway, which has cobblestones and gas lamps, transports visitors back to colonial Boston. The row houses on this picturesque neighborhood were once home to 19th-century artisans and tradespeople, and they are now regarded as prominent addresses in Beacon Hill.
Because a community association opted to own and control the street, it was able to keep its cobblestones. The city of Boston was unable to pave the roadway in the 1980s because of this association. Because this is a private neighborhood, visitors are asked to go through it discreetly and promptly. When visiting Beacon Hill, be sure to stroll down to Charles Street to check out the boutiques, antique shops, cafes, and restaurants.
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- Address: Acorn St
- Town: Boston (Beacon Hill Neighborhood)
- State: Massachusetts
- GPS: Lat 42.35760 Lng -71.06885
- Parking notes: There is no parking on Acorn Street and driving down the street is prohibited. It is best to try to parking on Charles Street where there are many metered parking spaces. The Boston Common Garage is another great public parking option which is only a short walk away from Acorn Street.
- Parking directions: Multiple Options: Charles Street (HERE) & Boston Common Garage (HERE)
- Location directions: HERE