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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold dome” (37 reviews)
“free tour” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
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"gold dome"
in 37 reviews
"free tour"
in 44 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"sacred cod"
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"governor's office"
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"guided tour"
in 35 reviews
"freedom trail"
in 54 reviews
"memorial hall"
in 5 reviews
"state capitols"
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"senate room"
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"senate chamber"
in 9 reviews
"stained glass"
in 11 reviews
"boston common park"
in 6 reviews
"beacon hill"
in 23 reviews
"civil war"
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"worth a visit"
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"self guided"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must-see when in Boston. It's an impressive old building with the gold dome the stand-out feature. I enjoyed admiring it from the outside.

Thank ScottishTemplar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free to enter and a total joy to walk around. We didn’t take the tour but just enjoyed to opportunity to walk around this wonderful old building. Take an hour or so and enjoy this building. Public access here is really good.

Thank grwpl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3th visit to Boston and at last we got to see inside this beautiful building. As they say here..awsome!!!!!!

Thank 1206irene
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm trying to hit all the state capitals, and this was one of the better ones. The self-guided tour was excellent, but was a bit disappointed that we didn't get to walk around the whole building.

Thank mdevries
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Massachusetts State house is located on the Beacon Hill, facing towards the Boston common park. It is one of the stop on the Boston Freedom trail. Though i'm not sure if one can go inside it, as i didn't have much time to visit it....More

Thank Arun S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little disappointed in our tour of the Massachusetts state capital. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but half the time I couldn’t hear him because (1) our group was just too large and he started talking before everyone caught up and (2)...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Massachusetts State House is an elegant gold-domed brick building which sits atop Beacon Hill and looks out over the Commons. Parking is challenging. Better to take the T or a tour.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Spectacular gold dome in a great old building. Take the tour as you will learn a ton about the building and its history. Free admission too.

Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

As part of the Freedom Trail walk, we stopped at the Mass. State House. A really pretty building with a golden exterior dome. Inside you will find stained glass windows, marble, mosaic floors, sculptures and a room dedicated to nurses, Nurses Hall. Upstairs are guards...More

Thank Chartreuse
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

You can book free 45 mins guided tour by ringing the office direct. It was worth a visit as building is beautiful inside!

Thank irina j
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Padfoot103
26 June 2015|
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Response from Lori_from_Reading | Reviewed this property |
You will just join in with a tour when you arrive. No reservation needed.
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