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Massachusetts State House

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Address: 24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic...
Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
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Another gorgeous building

with a gold domed top. We just walked by it on the Freedom Trail. Would have liked to see inside, don't even know if you can. We didn't have time to check and see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

with a gold domed top. We just walked by it on the Freedom Trail. Would have liked to see inside, don't even know if you can. We didn't have time to check and see.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

you will see it near bostom comon park. nice building that you can see in many movies (the departed ;D ) well.. its on the freedom trail so just follow the line

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My visit began in the office of State Rep. Alan Silvia, VP of Veterans's Affairs. He knew the locations to take me to get sightings of the most inspiring men & women in Massachusetts government. I assisted with a tour of teenagers from the Fall River area & learned much from their questions & Rep. Silvia's responses. Met the mayor... More 

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We ended up joining just 2 others so we could get lots of information from our guide who was excellent. Other groups looked quite large. It was very interesting to hear about the history and the building is beautiful a must do FREE tour.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took a free tour of the State House and learned many interesting things about Massachusetts' past and its beautiful State House. The tour took about an hour and it was fascinating.

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Holland, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I had no idea that the Massachusetts State House has tours available. I went on a Tuesday in the middle of the summer. I had called ahead to make a reservation, but honestly I don't feel that I needed it. My reservation was for 2pm. I arrived a bit early at about 1:20, and was given a tour guide immediately.... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What an amazing afternoon. A young high school student, Ben, showed us around this fabulous building. Apart from Boston history, architecture and politics, We learnt about the famous Teagle, Sacred Cod and Holy Mackerel all from a teenage boy very proud of his city and it's history. Thanks Ben

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Decided on a whim to do the tour at the State House, we have lived in the area for years and only think of doing these things when someone comes to visit. So glad we took the time to do it on our own. Our guide was a high school student volunteer, and it was her first tour. She did... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When we arrived had a great chat about British and American politics with the Intern in charge of the building tours. He then arranged for one of his colleagues to take us around the building on the tour. It was simply great. Plenty of information on both the building and its place in history and also present day. Would recommend... More 

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Sturbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A life-long resident of the Bay State, graduate from a college in Boston, and frequent visitor to the city. But I never entered our State capital building. While waiting for a friend having cancer treatments at Mass General Hospital, I took a walk up Beacon Hill and came across the Gen. Hooker entrance the building with the gold dome. And... More 

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