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Old State House

206 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617-720-1713
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Ranked #40 of 213 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a must see the stand in the place where the Boston Massacre and the place where the Declaration of Independence was read from to the people.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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North Andover, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I love anything historical and this place is great. They have really kept this place looking great. My only gripe is that of course you have to pay to take a tour, although, keep in mind that the money goes toward preservation so you can feel good about that. This is also the site for the Boston Massacre. I just... More

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Houston, Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
137 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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189 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Top Contributor
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73 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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