What Is It? Located in the vibrant, historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Charles Street Meeting House, built in 1804, was a major player in the city’s abolitionist movement and saw speakers like William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner and Soujourner Truth, just to name a few.
Why Do It? Since then, it’s been home to three congregations, progressive causes, retail stores, a residence and offices. In 1920, it dodged demolition, literally, by being moved ten feet toward the river to make room for the widened Charles Street. It was saved again in the 1980s, taking on new life.
Good to Know: Today, it offers a wide range of cultural and historical opportunities for history buffs and all types of travelers, with charming cafes and shops.