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Old State House: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got in for free with our Trolley ride, wouldn't be worth having to pay for. But they had a lot of activities for kids, so it probably would have been more worthwhile if we had kids with us.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alisha Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

Would highly recommend doing the audio tour! It was very educational and with each stop you were eager to learn more

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 5 days ago

First used by the English during their occupation of Boston. Locals throwing snowballs at guards standing watch triggered the famous "massacre." Museum and gift shop inside.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pat D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This small museum is in an historic building with a wonderful staircase up the middle. A little disappointing to see copies of documents and not the real ones but the explanations were good, if more directed a youngsters with no understanding of the history.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MardenHR1
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the places to visit on Boston’s Freedom Trail - just follow the narrow red brick line and you’ll find it - and an ideal place to go if it’s cold or raining! Self-guided tour around the rooms telling the history leading up to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good museum to start with if your knowledge of the history of the revolution needs refreshing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Toddy536
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting historical building. Historian tour guide was excellent and the history was fascinating. Outside all hobos and beggars. Really unappealing but that’s Boston.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TheWhiteRabbit57
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we retire, most of us sign up with the (US) National Parks Service to get their life-time pass. This is one of those places you can use it. Although the entry price is nominal ($12 adults, $10 seniors and students), a pass waives those...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go inside, but walked along the Freedom trail, and took a photo of Old State House...great contrast to the big building that are in the back drop.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Chris V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another stop on Trolley Bus tour and lovely building rather squashed in by modern developments. Interesting museum inside with story of causes of Boston Tea Party and outside is memorial of the Boston Massacre which preceded it. Worth an hour to look around and learn.

Date of experience: September 2019
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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
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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.
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
Judy K
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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