Boston Has One Of The Most Historic Alleyways In The World
What do Morocco, Japan, Croatia, Tunisia, and Massachusetts have in common? They each have a narrow passage ducked into their biggest cities that are among the most famous in the world. Daily Passport recently highlighted six historic alleyways across the globe that you need to know about, and an alleyway in Boston made the list.
Specifically, we’re talking about a Beacon Hill neighborhood that has this gem cobblestone street tucked in and right off West Cedar Street near the Frog Pond.
“The charming 19th-century cobblestone lane is framed by narrow brick sidewalks, colonial row homes with cheerful flowers sprouting from window boxes, and antique street lights,” Daily Passport states. It contains cobblestone streets that flaunt the neighborhood’s original look. Furthermore, there are stunning homes and brownstones up and down this quaint street.
Over recent years, (with the explosion of social media) many outlets have claimed Acorn Street is the most photographed street in America. Daily Passport also exclaims this alleyway “draws hordes of tourists, photographers, and artists from around the world.”
Though it may be against the wishes of the residents in the area, people visiting the Boston Common or Frog Pond can easily venture over to Acorn Street. It’s a short walk from neighboring Beacon Street. Boston Trolley Tours also highlights this area on their travel site.
“It was on this lovely street that 19th century artisans and tradespeople lived, and today the row houses are considered to be a prestigious address in Beacon Hill,” they said. This is stop number six on their tour around the city.
If you are wondering which other alleyways join Boston under the most historic in the world title, here they are.
- Tunis Medina, in Tunsia
- Old Passages in Dubrovnik, Croatia
- Golden Gai in Tokyo, Japan
- Kemeralti Bazaar in İzmir, Turkey
- Marrakech Medina in Morocco