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Old State House

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Address: 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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+1 617-720-1713
09:00 - 17:00
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Relive the drama and excitement of the American Revolution with fun and...

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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The Start of it All

Located at the head of the 'Financial District', the Old State House is a great stop. Rumbling underneath it's stately place, the MBTA (subway) station is accessible through a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located at the head of the 'Financial District', the Old State House is a great stop. Rumbling underneath it's stately place, the MBTA (subway) station is accessible through a side entrance. The Freedom Trail Walking Tour has a 'start point' here, along with an office location for National Parks. Walk to the front, step onto the cobblestoned triangular island, and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're taking a historical tour of Boston, you've got to stop here. It's a classic representation of Old Boston.

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Maria Stein, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The historical value of this building is awesome. I wanted to go inside and see the interior of where all the history happened and I didn't think there was a whole lot to see for the $10 admission fee.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the site of the British Government during colonial days, then later the Massacusetts state house after the revolution. There are two floors of exhibits, with a nice brief perspective on the revolutionary war era. Upstairs are two main rooms, one is royal governor's office -- with a window and balcony overlooking the Boston Massacre site outside. Also the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To walk where our founding fathers have, to be surrounded by the stonework of the masons, was truly amazing. We soaked up the atmosphere and took the time to reflect on our nation's history while here, solemnly and respectfully. Proud to be an American.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love history and love to tour old sites, but for me this place did not have much value for me. If you have free time great, but I would not say this is a must see or visit place.

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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history in this place is just amazing. Going inside and fallow the freedom trail is excellent for kids to learn.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit the Old State House, which is a beautiful building, you are only a stone's throw from several other Boston landmarks, including Boston's North End, for great Italian food, and one of my favorites, the Custom House Tower, Boston's original skyscraper. Lots to do here and all within easy walking range.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can just imagine the stories these walls could tell when you stand in front of this building. The inside has been well preserved and is easily toured in self-guided fashion.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The talks they gave were better than just going through the museum on your own. Very informative and great that kids are free.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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