The Appalachian Mountain Club is Where?

Appalachian Mountain Club's Headquarters on Beacon Hill's Joy Street. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Appalachian Mountain Club's Headquarters on Beacon Hill's Joy Street. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

True mountaineers don't need to know the difference between Beacon Street, Beale Street, Bleeker Street and Bourbon Street. We'd rather be in the woods than in a city. Alas, cities are where people work and visit and do all the things people do in cities.

That probably explains why the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is headquartered -- and has been for 90 years -- on Beacon Hill's Joy Street (just off Beacon Street) in Boston.

Perhaps the AMC offices are located on Beacon Hill because it is cruelly inaccessible by car. Sure, you can drive by. You'll even see parked cars. But no one will tell you those cars are merely decoys. Traps to lure outsiders to try to park illegally so that Boston can garner fines to pay for its zillions of miles of leaky tunnels. Wicked smart, huh?

Hikers will be delighted to make the steep trek from actual parking garages ($24/hour is cheap) to 5 Joy Street. If I can make it, so can you ... or your grandfather.

Once you're there, I expect you'll be treated as royally as Suzannah and I were.

AMC is an organization worthy of your volunteer hours, your donations and your support.

Click Here for a Tour of AMC's Headquarters


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Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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