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The Vilna Shul is Boston's only authentic Jewish historical, cultural and spritiual site. Located on the North Slope of Beacon Hill, the Old Back of Town, the Vilna continues to be a place of learning (shul) and is portal that allows visitors to...more
Last year we visited the US east coast, NYC, Boston, Arcadia and so on. One of the best things i kept in mind from our four week trip was Peggy and the Vilna School. What a wonderful two hour experience. I can recommend going in...More
We visited off a cruise and did not expect it to be open but they let us in. There is some history about Vilna and how the synagogue was formed, it is not easy to find up in Beacon Hill. Worth a visit if you...More
This synagogue has been here since the early 1900's. It is being restored slowly as funding is needed. Tours are free and should be booked ahead although not necessary. You might want to make sure it is open. The staff are happy to give you...More
The Vilna Shul is truly a gem. You step back in time to Boston's early 20th century Jewish community, which thrived on Beacon Hill, and in the West and North Ends. The last of the dozens of Jewish synagogues in those neighborhoods to close, the...More
Our visit to the Vilna Shul was an unexpected delight. Our docent gave an excellent description of the historical significance of this building and the "pioneers" who first gathered there as a community. It was especially interesting to observe the restoration efforts, and the hidden...More
This former Lithuanian synagogue is historic and fascinating. The docent was excellent giving us the history of this former orthodox synagogue. It is now a cultural center in need of funds to return it to its glory. We hope they find an angel to achieve...More
I was visiting a friend in Boston who suggesting touring this small, historic synagogue. I am glad I agreed to go because the history of the building and the Jewish community in Boston are very interesting. The tour guide was informative and friendly. I highly...More
I found this shul completely by accident as I walked on the Black Heritage Trail on Beacon Hill. Knowledgable staff, accessible hIstory and beautifully preserved murals. This turned out to be a highlight of my trip to Boston.
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander through the hilly neighborhood and check out its exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.