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Old State House

206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
+1 617-720-1713
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Relive the drama and excitement of the American Revolution with fun and engaging programs and tours, interactive exhibits, beautifully restored period rooms and unsurpassed 18th century treasures. Celebrating 300 years as America's oldest and most historic colonial building, the Old State House is now Boston's Revolutionary Museum. Visit us at the heart of the Freedom Trail and only steps away from Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium.
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206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It does not take long to go through this building and I would recommend it to any traveler. There are steps to climb.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An interesting looking building with an impressive golden dome. This is a stop on the Freedom Trail and is visible from Boston Common. We didn't go inside but it is certainly worth at least a brief stop to admire the architecture.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

How wonderful this old building is still here for us to walk about and in such terrific condition. Thank you. Loved the old staircase, the large rooms and the historical odds and ends and stories. These walls tell so many stories that we can still...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the place if you can only see one place and you want to understand the Revolution and the events that led up to it. For the admission fee you can do your own self-guided tour or you can join in the docent-led tours/talks...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bostonians seriously know how to do history. Not surprising! But this was a great little tour of an interesting building with some serious historical weight behind it. My kids and I all really enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will say I teach American History, so everything American History I tend to love. The Old State House was beautiful at night. The day time due to the hustle and bustle of cars it almost gets lost. However, at night well worth seeing!! The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A key spot on the Freedom trail as the statehourse overlooks the "site" of the Boston Massacre and this is where the Declaration of Independence was first read to bostonians. The internal tours are excellent and the gift shop is one of the best for...More

Thank Angelo S
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Was a quiet day so had a personal tour talking about Boston Massacre and the building itself. Two ladies who gave the tour were both very knowledgeable and passionate about the history.

Thank SpencerManagement
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The gift shop has almost everything and you can get tons of souvenirs here for cheaper than most places. I recommend the tour. If you are lucky and it's timed right, you can get 2 or 3 tours for the price of 1. I love...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to the Old State House today. Had the opportunity to be a part of three tours during my stay. All three were conducted by different young ladies who were well versed in the subject matter. They very obviously knew their material and...More

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Hayley1607
27 July 2017|
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Response from ronfromglasgow | Reviewed this property |
I spent maybe 45 mins to an hour. But you can break off when you like or simply walk around yourself. Tour is worth it for information. No extra charge I remember.
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happycardinals
16 August 2015|
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Response from MissTexas | Reviewed this property |
They're very close to each other. I didn't tour Fenway, but took pictures after leaving the State House. I was very impressed with the knowledge our tour guide demonstrated , & the history there is something you may not... More
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Judy K
31 July 2015|
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Response from OldStateHouse_Boston | Property representative |
Hi Judy, Thanks so much for your inquiry and for admiring this wonderful 300 year old building! All tours take approximately 20-25 minutes and are well worth the time. Enjoy, Chuck
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