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Old State House

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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
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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
+1 617-720-1713
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Reviewed today

I am a real history buff and this proved worth visiting. Surrounded by modern skyscrapers so glad the city never made the decision to tear this building down.

Thank Mama18
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Somehow it is fitting that our first arrival into downtown Boston came through this building. We got off at the State station on the Blue Line train, walked out onto the street, and walked toward Quincy Hall. It was only when we turned around to...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the 9th stop on the Freedom Trail from Boston Common. It is well worth paying the entrance fee as it includes a guided tour and the exhibits inside are really interesting. If you are interested in the history of Boston then this is...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have kids, this is a must see stop on the Freedom Trail! The museum is it amazing blend of adult-oriented exhibits, and kid-oriented hands-on exhibits! They have struck a perfect balance to educate both adults and kids without wearing one or the other...More

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t walk all around Boston Common and surroundings without making sure you checkout the Old State House

Thank minervazoli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as the entrance is included as part of the trolley price. All rucksacks to be handed over at the reception and neck passes given with personal info on who you are in relation to the revolution. Building totally transformed. Tours every 30 mins lots...More

Thank Tonyrosenalex
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the landmarks on Boston's Freedom Trail, it is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, and now serves as a history museum operated by the Bostonian Society. Small, and cramped, but I guess that's what it used to be like, so I can’t...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original state house, small and elegant in the centre of Boston, easily found on the Freedom trail, Some beautiful intricate items on the walls to see, well worth a visit.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad this old building has survived, surrounded by all the modern high rise. You can feel the history coming out of the walls. This is where some of the most important speeches were made

Thank Marcus W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time inside the building. The painting are great. There is a bathroom inside fir the kids as well.

Thank John H
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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
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