The Skinny House's mere 10.4 feet across at its widest point is no reflection on the depth of its historical character. Located in the North End and believed to be constructed in 1847, this four-story landmark was originally built as a spite house – a space built to irritate neighbors by obstructing views or blocking out sunlight. Despite these vindictive beginnings, the Skinny House's presence today is welcoming. This is one local attraction that offers you a closer look than from the sidewalk; you can rent a room inside the house. The Skinny House's location, right on the Freedom Trail, is idyllic and with its 2006 renovation, the landmark maintains historic charm while offering modern-day convenience and comfort. With Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, and Giacomo's Ristorante right around the corner, lodging at the Skinny House offers visitors the chance to see and taste the best of Boston while residing in an authentic piece of the city. Add a view of Copp's Hill and Boston Harbor, there will be no question where to stay on your next visit to the North End.
- Subway Stop:
- Orange/Green Lines - North Station
- Location: 44 Hull Street Boston, MA
- Phone: 617-470-6811