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Old State House

206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
+1 617-720-1713
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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 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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206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
+1 617-720-1713
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is where our country started their independence! Very modern all around the building but you can still appreciate. Took hop on off trolley and think my admission was included. Enjoyed my visit.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not a lot to look at. Don't do the talk. Long and drawn out. Needs you to pretend your back in the day and ask questions. Lasts 30 mins. 28 mins too long. Worth a visit though.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you take the Freedom Trail your guide will talk about this significant building. It was around $10 to go back at a later date to see the inside. There are a couple of different "talks" given here, one is like a reenactment of a...More

Thank marylou72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of Freedom Trail. They had a tour going on and someone was dressed up which was cool to see and be a part of.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the stops on the Freedom Trail. There is a museum inside and it's worth the price. Outside of the balcony is where the Boston Massacre occured.

Thank WizardofAz60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did you know that the Declaration of Independence was first read to the citizens of Boston, Massachusetts, from the east front balcony of the Old State House on July 18, 1776? Today, the Old State House is the oldest surviving public building in Boston, one...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Freedom Trail will take you around this central point. An interesting point of interest & a very integral part of Boston.

Thank ilanastone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved going through the state house. My parents use to bring me as a kid and now that I am older I understand it a lot more. It was an amazing tour its a small building but it offers so much history and knowledge...More

Thank emilyannegenova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was something on my bucket list and getting to do it with family was great. Lots of people all around so if you have little ones you need to make sure before you go that everyone knows to hold hands so no little ones...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was an interesting visit to the Old State House, where the American Revolution began. The visitor is immersed in the contemporay history of the United States to learn how this revolution changed the life of an entire nation. The Boston Massacre site is located...More

Thank Samir M
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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26 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