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Beacon Hill | History’s Footsteps

Here’s a walking tour for your next trip to Boston. It’s full of brick buildings, cobble-stoned paths, and surprising history. See a “Wicked Big Picture” of Beacon Hill. Read one historian’s search for her ancestors and the little-known history of slaves in Portsmouth. Follow more of history’s footsteps at these black heritage trails and historic […]

By Yankee Magazine

May 12 2008

Brick House

The Lewis and Harriet Hayden House on Phillips Street (Southac Street at the time) was a haven for fugitive slaves in the 10 years before the Civil War.

Photo Credit : Robbins, Heath
The Lewis and Harriet Hayden House on Phillips Street (Southac Street at the time) was a haven for fugitive slaves in the 10 years before the Civil War.
The Lewis and Harriet Hayden House on Phillips Street (Southac Street at the time) was a haven for fugitive slaves in the 10 years before the Civil War.
Photo Credit : Robbins, Heath

Here’s a walking tour for your next trip to Boston. It’s full of brick buildings, cobble-stoned paths, and surprising history.

See a “Wicked Big Picture” of Beacon Hill.

Read one historian’s search for her ancestors and the little-known history of slaves in Portsmouth.

Follow more of history’s footsteps at these black heritage trails and historic resources.

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