Hill House is located in a former Beacon Hill fire house that now serves as the headquarters for this nonprofit…More 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.
The Prescott House, which was the home of the American historian William Hickling Prescott from 1845 to 1859, is now…More a National Historic Landmark managed by the the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Furniture, porcelain and period clothing are on display in the elegant rooms of the house, and guided tours are available on a walk-in basis. The house also functions as a venue for catered events, such as weddings.
Cynthia Driscoll Interiors 70 Charles St, Boston, MA02108 Cynthia Driscoll Interiors offers elegant home decor handpicked by the owner. Styles offered include classic furniture…More and accessories, contemporary art, and one-of-a-kind antique pieces. The location of the shop is in the historic 70 Charles Street building, built in 1807 and home to the Charles Street Meeting House.
The Beacon Hill Friends House is a Quaker meeting house and a nonprofit residential co-op. Two adjoining row homes on…More 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.
Nichols House Museum 55 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA02108 This small historical home, which has been in existence on Beacon Hill for more than 200 years, allows visitors to view…More how a traditional Brahmin family lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Judge Skelton Smith 16 Joy St, Boston, MA02114 Judge Skelton Smith is an architectural firm with an office in Beacon Hill. The firm's architectural experience extends…More to landscaping design, country homes, town houses and interior design. Its services include new construction projects and additions to existing structures.
MaidPro Boston 180 Canal St, Boston, MA02114 MaidPro is a home cleaning business servicing Boston and surrounding areas. The service cleans all rooms of the…More house but specializes in cleaning bathrooms, floors and kitchens and dusting. Call for a free estimate.
Geek Choice 35 Myrtle St, Boston, MA02114 This Beacon Hill business functions as both a service center and the corporate headquarters of this national…More company that was founded locally in 1996. They offer computer sales and repair, web design, search engine optimization and home theater installation. While walk-ins and drop-offs are welcome, the majority of their business is done through house calls or remote service via the Web.
The Unification Church of Boston is housed inside a stately town home on Beacon Street. Through a wrought-iron door…More and up a grand staircase guests will enter an ornately-designed meeting room lit with large chandeliers. Across the hall a room with more chandeliers and opulent mint green crown moulding serves as a Sunday school for the church's younger members. The Unification Church has been in the building for about 10 years.
Apartments are housed upstairs but downstairs the church has a community room and kitchen.
Services are held every Sunday at 10am and last for about 2 hours.
The secretive Somerset Club is a private social club housed inside two towering, white granite row homes on Beacon…More Street.
Founded in 1852, the interior of the club is grand, with stately furnishings and walls covered in Renaissance art. You must be invited to join and if you're not a member you're unlikely to make it past reception in the lobby.
In 1988 Somerset opened its doors to women and minorities for the first time.