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“If you have only one place to see”
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Old State House
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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
Ranked #51 of 419 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 19 February 2018 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 that take place every half hour. In the summer season you can see the knowledgeable costumed Revolutionary Characters who can answer all your questions about Boston of the period.

This is not a vast museum, so you should allow one hour to two hours to see all the varied exhibits and events.

The building itself was the seat of the British colonial government before it became the Massachusetts State House.

This is a great place to bring the children , because accompanied kids are FREE.

If you are exceptionally lucky, visiting in the first weekend of March then you can revel in the Once-a-year reenactment of the BOSTON MASSACRE - the event that all Americans should try to see once in their lives.

1  Thank Graeme M
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

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 5 February 2018 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 night life is also fun but bring walking shoes, a light jacket and pants. The nights are much cooler. Also, if you are from Texas were parking is generally free or pretty cheap be prepared to park at one location and walk because parking costs a butt load.

Thank Monique G
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

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 small items and slightly less expensive than many others. Close to the State stop on the T it is very easy to get to.

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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