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Massachusetts State House

Address: 24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02114 (Beacon Hill)
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Ranked #33 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
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Whitman, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Indeed if you are in Boston especially with the family on a day off why not stop by and visit the State House....it's a public house and as long as you respect it, it will be a visit worth the effort!

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Sydney, Australia
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133 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I only viewed the exterior of the State House but found it a most impressive building, I really liked the gold dome atop the building. It has an imposing street presence especially when viewed from across Boston Common.

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting the State House for 45 years. It requires a gold nugget about fist size to refinish the dome. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites. We love Boston, and the flight time was about two hours from Dayton... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Following a very informative visit to the Capitol when my husband and I visited Washington in 2014 we decided that we would like to take a tour round Boston’s State House which looks down over Boston Common. Although a notice states that it is open from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday the last (free) tour is at... More

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Winnemucca, Nevada, Usa
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Took a while to get through the Boston traffic and was very difficult to find a place to park. Stands out from other capitols with it's gold dome and brick work. Kinda lost in all the Boston history.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a short trip to Boston once again. Wanted an activity that would be fun, interesting and low cost or free. Our tour guide was funny and very informative. Cant wait to visit again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Beautiful building with loads of history and lovely grounds with a view over the park. The gold dome looks amazing against a brilliant blue sky.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The docent was articulate, enthusiastic, and well informed. The history of the building is memorable and exciting to experience. There is no charge for the tour, which was a pleasant surprise.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We happened across the opportunity to tour the Massachusetts State House and thought why not. After going through security you have the opportunity to join a narrated tour which is very interesting and entertaining. The tour includes the usual stop in the Senate and House Chambers, a brief peek in the Governor's office, and explanations about the many pictures, plaques,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Walking the Freedom Trail, the first and probably the most impressive stop was the State House. We ventured in just in time to join a complimentary guided tour with a most informative guide. The building looks stunning with its gold dome from the outside and is no less so inside. We were shown into both chambers and also many other... More

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