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Old State House

206 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617-720-1713
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Ranked #44 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Relive the drama and excitement of the American Revolution with fun and engaging programs and tours, interactive exhibits, beautifully restored period... more » 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. « less
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Nice exhibits explaining the beginnings of the Revolutionary War. Second floor has reproduction furniture and items that you can interact with to get a feel for that time period.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have taken many trips to Boston. This was my first time here. It is filled with interesting facts and features. I recommend highly for history buffs

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Houston, Texas
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222 reviews 222 reviews
136 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went here on our trip to Boston and it was a site I had been wanting to see for some time. I am glad we finally saw it. Recommend it for any visitor.

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Seattle
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159 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Another stop on the Freedom Trail and another opportunity to learn about Boston history. You can wander around and see a little bit of stuff without a tour, but a tour is recommended to get the full effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Get off subway at state street and you're in the middle of history! Nice museum. Also site of boston massacre. A must see on Freedom trail.

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London, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very interesting historic building in old Boston . Gives and authentic 18th century feel to visitors. The guides give a very informative tour inside and out.If you love history this is a must see on you tour of old Boston.

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Lufkin, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Several tours to choose from. You can do as many as you like. We took the boston massacre tour. This is not a quick tour. You need to have an hour. And tours are on a time schedule

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A walk of downtown's historic buildings is a must. Not really old like Europe but really old like in our our settling of America. The walking tour is worth hiring a seasoned guide (ASK) and walk the walk. Stopping along the route for food tasting is also a must, ask any question and expect a story. Expect to see things... More

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Roskilde
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43 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A building from the American revolution. Normally its not a very positive word in US, but in this context it is. Fine building with a small exhibition. With some historic knowledge you will probably be better off if you visit the place. The building also have an entrance to the subway/metro. This arrangement in a historic building will be hard... More

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Canton, Michigan
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We walked in and a man dressed historical clothing was speaking as if he was recounting what had happened earlier that day. After about 5 minutes or so he was out of character and began discussing the history of the room, what it was used for, who would sit where, the other rooms in the building. He was quite interesting... More

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