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The home in Boston imbued with the most history is the Paul Revere House.

On Beacon Hill, you'll find houses that are as interesting for their architecture as for their occupants. The south slope, facing Boston Common, has been a fashionable address since the 1620s; excellent tours of two houses (one on the north slope) focus on the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The architect of the homes was Charles Bulfinch; he also designed the State House, which sits at the hill's summit.

Historic New England owns and operates the Otis House Museum and dozens of other historic properties throughout New England. Contact the organization (tel. 617/227-3956; www.historicnewengland.org) for information on its properties, visiting hours, and admission fees.

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