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Old State House

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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
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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...more
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The Old State House is a building from the revolutionary war days that's nestled among modern hi-rises. It's truly spectacular. It's also the site of the Boston Massacre. They have a tour every 30 minutes included in the admission price. They alternate between a Boston...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank valorrmac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I thought there would be more information based on what I paid to get into the museum. The whole self guided tour took maybe 25 minutes. Now if you have children under ten this is a great place. They have done hands on history and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank NicoleL2000
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately time got away from us doing so many different things that we didn't get a chance to go through this building. Wish we would have because the photos here are beautiful. We passed by here many times on our trips down the Freedom Trail...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tour of this house. They had a lot of hands on activities for kids, we saw John Hancock’s door and the sight of the Boston massacre. The house is very old. You can hear the cream in the stairs and everything. They...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank gnp67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative. Attended both free half hour tours and they were invaluable. The young lady who explained the Boston Massacre to us was amazingly passionate and clear-spoken. So much fascinating information was shared at both tours - very impressive!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank mahbube
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if any history fan and interesting for anyone just visiting Boston. This is the site of several key stages of the American Revolution. The Boston Massacre occurs right outside. This was a key meeting and public place during the time of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right by the site of the Boston massacre (actually only 5 people killed) this is well worth a visit. Also interesting is how the building seems to have sunk into the ground over the years.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank BrushM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history, you'll love this spot. The Boston Massacre was sparked and took place here, and if you take the Boston Night Ghost Tour you'll learn all about one man in particular who still has beef that he was killed there.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank emb0322
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Old State House is a beautiful old building that is filled with history. The site of the Boston Massacre is located right outside the building. There are two half hour tours offered but I would not consider them tours, but merely talks. One talk...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 922dlp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the heart of Boston at the sight of the Boston Massacre is this beautiful building that was the state house many years ago. We went on the FREE tour that the guide offered and it was terrific! I highly recommend this place, especially...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from ronfromglasgow | Reviewed this property |
I spent maybe 45 mins to an hour. But you can break off when you like or simply walk around yourself. Tour is worth it for information. No extra charge I remember.
August 16, 2015|
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Response from MissTexas | Reviewed this property |
They're very close to each other. I didn't tour Fenway, but took pictures after leaving the State House. I was very impressed with the knowledge our tour guide demonstrated , & the history there is something you may not... More
Judy K
July 31, 2015|
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Response from OldStateHouse_Boston | Property representative |
Hi Judy, Thanks so much for your inquiry and for admiring this wonderful 300 year old building! All tours take approximately 20-25 minutes and are well worth the time. Enjoy, Chuck