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Hill House
127 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108

Hill House is located in a former Beacon Hill fire house that now serves as the headquarters for this nonprofitMore community center. Founded in 1966, Hill House specializes in children's programs and physical education. Hill House offers programs in art, chess, karate, baseball, dance, music, soccer, basketball and gymnastics. Hill House also has gym space at the Beacon Hill Civic Association building at 74 Joy Street.

The converted fire house garage doubles as a gymnasium for local elementary schools and is home to a host of community programs, events, parties and meetings. The Hill House motto is "Your backyard in the city."

Check the Website for a calendar of events and full list of programs. Hill House accepts volunteers and donations. 

Beacon Hill Friends House
6 Chestnut St, Boston, MA 02108

The Beacon Hill Friends House is a Quaker meeting house and a nonprofit residential co-op. Two adjoining row homes onMore Chestnut Street house 21 tenants who pay rent in exchange for room and board. The rent money goes to support the Beacon Hill Friends House, which hosts a Quaker meeting service every Sunday from 10:30am - 11:30am.

The Friends House mission is to embody the principles of simplicity, integrity, community and faith. The property was handed over to the Quakers when the owner died in 1957. In addition to serving as a co-op and a meeting house, the Friends House hosts a Quaker Studies Program every fall and occasionally presents speakers. 

Residents of the co-op typically only stay for two years. Many are Quakers but the house invites anyone to apply for a spot and they encourage diversity among tenants. The rent is lower than the average rent on Beacon Hill and meals are included in the price. The Friends House has a charming library and parlor for resident use. 

The meeting space is simplistic but classically beautiful and looks out onto a lovely garden. Typically, between 30 and 40 people attend meeting services.

Massachusetts Council of Churches
14 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
This location, inside a historic Beacon Hill building, houses the administrative office of this ecumenicalMore partnership organization. Take the elevator to the fourth floor and turn left.
Beacon Hill Nursery School
74 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114
Hidden from street view, the nursery is located on the right side of the Hill House building, throughMore a wrought iron gate. Wooden jungle gyms, slides and a wood-chip playground await kids from ages two through kindergarten.