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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.
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  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed 4 days ago

make sure you visit this place, to take a picture, this is a historic land mark. Located in the city centre.

Thank juliuscr2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the first stop on the Freedom Trail. We did the self-guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can wander pretty much anywhere and it is really a beautiful building.

Thank Dorothy314
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fellow tourist recommended that we visited this place, and suggested that we went on one of the free tours that was offered during the day. This place can be spotted in Boston by the gold gleaming dome roof which stands out amongst the buildings....More

Thank sunrise99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide took us through the State House and explained the various key points in an informative and accessible way, with a touch of humour and obvious in-depth knowledge. A superb and enthralling building and a very enjoyable way to get to know it a...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot that was visible to the naked eye. Great sense of history, though, and generally helpful staff to answer questions

Thank 145maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to call ahead to get a spot, but the tour is free and is conducted by an excellent docent. Every step of the tour he delivered facts that not even a history major would know. Not a great amount of visual amazingness here,...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful building. Free to visit. We took a tour once inside. The senate room was being renovated when we visited so couldn’t go under the gold dome. Lots of marble and beautiful paintings adorn the walls.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The dome for the Mass State House was original completed by Paul Revere and is still in use today as the seat of government. It sits on the edge of Beacon Hill and Boston Commons and you must go through security to get in. You...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This State House is just a beauty. Loved the ceilings and history on the walls. There are many historical facts to read. Worth a visit!

Thank om2breathe
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We missed the state capitol on our last visit so we're determined to see it this time....it's the first stop on the Freedom trail so we took the free Tour and the suggested 40 minutes Tour last and hour and a half ! Some of...More

Thank Tess T
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 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.