Located just a short walk from the tourist-heavy environs of Quincy Market, North End is a compact community that has seen tremendous change in the past few decades. The neighborhood was home to a large community of Italian immigrants in the early part of the 20th century; today its quaint, cobblestoned streets are lined with high-end boutiques and cupcake shops as well as the old-school red-sauce joints and Italian markets that remain. Most visitors don’t stray too far from the constant press of people on the main drags, which is why this walking tour is perfect for those seeking something different. From the quiet of the Copp’s Hill Burying Ground to the bustle along Hanover Street, here are some of this historic area’s lesser-known highlights.
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