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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
Fee: No

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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Free entrance to this poignant building

The MA State House is definitely worth a visit. You get a real feel of how important freedom, liberty anf democracy were to the Americans then, as they are now. Beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The MA State House is definitely worth a visit. You get a real feel of how important freedom, liberty anf democracy were to the Americans then, as they are now. Beautiful interiors and memorable monuments of American's growth as a world-leading democracy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right beside Boston Common, this building is not bad at all. While entry seems not allowed, there is a good place to photography this building, a building right beside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Massachusetts State House is attached to the Boston Commons. It is free to the public, but expect tight security. You can either go on a self tour, or guided tours are provided. It is well worth an hour or so of your time. especially the Flag hall and the nurses gallery, the grand staircase etc.

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North Tustin, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go on the free tour. You'll get good information and hit the high points. You may also get into areas you would t know to see if you walked it on your own. The marble work is amazing and the history is too. One of the more beautiful Capitol buildings I've visited.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too bad this beautiful building was closed during my visit. You can see it from Boston Common and admire its golden dome.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful old building with lots of history. Be sure to take the free tour (about 30-60 minutes) to learn the history and details of this historic building. It is located across from Boston Commons Park and easy to reach by subway.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Effectively, this imposing structure at the top of Boston Common is the "new" State House - the "Old State House" was built in 1713, and you can visit it as you progress along the "Freedom Trail" tour. This fine structure - home to the Massachusetts State Legislature - was completed in 1798. Interestingly, Samuel Adams & Paul Revere laid the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the tour of the State House on a rainy day. The security station was ridiculous and the employees terribly impersonal and rude. Once passing through; however, the tour was very interesting. The docent was very informative and had an incredible amount of information to share on the beautiful artwork, stonework, bronzes, stained glass...the list goes on and on. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Massachusetts State House was built in 1798 and is located on Beacon Street on the north side of the Boston Common. This is an included stop on the Boston Freedom Trail. Opening Hours 10am to 4pm on Mondays to Friday. Unfortunately we didn't have time to tour the State House but enjoyed seeing the building from the outside. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The state house is beautiful from the outside. The stairs in front of the Boston Common and its Golden Dome on top of it are visible from far away. It is nice to take pictures outside but if you want to visit inside you need to look for a garage on the other side of the Boston Common because it... More 

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