Telegraph Hill is a historic neighborhood in South Boston that draws its name from the use of its geography to serve as a lookout during various times in American history. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington and his troops famously used a cannon from his vantage point on Telegraph Hill to force the British to evacuate Dorchester Heights. Today, Telegraph Hill is considered one of South Boston’s East Side beach neighborhoods and boasts a strong walkability index. In addition to easy access to Downtown Boston and South Boston’s long strip of beaches, Telegraph Hill is also close to several parks, including Dorchester Heights National Historic Site; Thomas Park; and Columbus Park.
Telegraph Hill is located on South Boston’s East Side; west of the City Point neighborhood; south of Seaport and with the Dorchester Heights neighborhood to the west. East Broadway Street forms much of its northern boundary.