A community of shared learning
A community of shared learning
A community of shared learning
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Beacon Hill Seminars is a membership organization of people who have a vigorous interest in continuing their intellectual growth. It promotes the active engagement of members in the learning process and encourages a sense of community among them. Members have the opportunity to take a broad array of courses, conducted in seminar, lecture and other formats.



Beacon Hill Seminars welcomes active participants of any age from anywhere. While most members live in Boston and Cambridge, many others commute from towns north, west and south of the city. All group leaders donate their time.

You must be a member of BHS to take classes in a given academic year. Click the arrow below to learn more.

2019 Prescott House Exterior 1

Historic Venues

Classes are held in historic venues throughout Beacon Hill including Prescott House, King's Chapel Parish House, The Engineering Center and Hampshire House. Click the arrow below to learn more.


Annual Membership & Registration

Thank you for your interest in Beacon Hill Seminars.  Membership dues are $300 annually (July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) and are charged when a member first registers for courses either in the fall or winter/spring. Course registration fees are $100 per semester.

We are finalizing the Spring 2020 courses and calendar now and courses will be posted online on or before Monday, December 9th.  You will also be able to register and submit your spring course selections online by mid-December, 2019. 

Please note our Spring Semester Kickoff is Wednesday, January 8 at 3:30 pm at Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer Street, Boston, and the deadline for Spring 2020 registrations is Friday, January 10 at 5 PM. Please visit this site again soon for more information.


Membership in BHS Means...

 Access to 50+ great courses and pop-up programs each year

 Invitations to fall and spring semester kickoffs and other events

 Joining a vibrant, connected community

What Our Members Say About Us

Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Beyond!

Beacon Hill Seminars enjoys a community of members and groups leaders who live throughout the greater Boston area.