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Old State House Boston Museum Admission

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    Visit: Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702

    Come to the Old State House, and once you're checked in you'll have the opportunity to explore our museum galleries at your own pace. On the first floor, you can learn about Boston's role in the events leading up to the American Revolution. You'll get a sense of the significance of the building you're standing in while enjoying highlights of our collection such as a vial of tea from the Boston Tea Party, and John Hancock's fashionable red coat.

    Then go up our spiral staircase to the second floor. Here you'll find a multi-media presentation on the Boston Massacre, Hands-on-History rooms that make history come alive, and the historic Council Chamber where the Royal Governor of Massachusetts once worked. Sit in the Governor's chair and see what it was like to be the most powerful person in the Massachusetts colony.

    During your visit, join one of our acclaimed guided tours to learn more about the Old State House and the events that happened here. Every 30 minutes from 10am-4pm, our Education Associates seek to tell you more about the history surrounding you.

    When you're done, peruse our extensive gift shop and purchase a souvenir so you'll always remember your visit to the Old State House.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    A nice museum, the building is nicely preserved. Would definitely recommend the tours, that take place each 30 mins. They are very informative. Also attended the play The Petition at 3pm. It was amazing!

    Thank 62andreean
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The Old State House was the seat of power in Colonial Boston. The King's governor and the legislatures met here. As such it was also the location of many protests, including the Boston Massacre. Here 5 protesters were killed by Redcoats who mistakenly (maybe) thought...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Mark L
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Old State House offers tours that tell the historical story of the state house and politics in Boston. The entry card includes a description of a person that lived in Boston, e.g. their age, political party, profession. The cards were used during the tour...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank GJM202
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We got this attraction free with the Hop On/Off bus so no idea of the actual price of admission. Still being British we aren’t too clued up on Revolutionary History (mostly try to repress it), so this place was able to give us a flavour...More

    1  Thank Sid8775
    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    Between the inside and outside, we were happy to visit here for the history! My son originally wanted to visit here to see the Boston Massacre site. We learned about where the marker is and that it was moved. We also learned more about the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kimbmichigan
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