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Old State House

206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
+1 617-720-1713
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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 historic colonial building, the Old State House is now Boston's Revolutionary Museum. Visit us at the heart of the Freedom Trail and only steps away from Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium.
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206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we were lucky to walk in and be able to join a great tour outside the Old State House where we were informed about the events leading up to the incident that became known as the "Boston Massacre". We then were looking at the various...More

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's pretty mind-boggling to know that the first reading of the Declaration of Independence occurred from the balcony here in 1776, and that John Hancock, the first Governor, was inaugurated here. We took the informative tour and were given a card for a 'Revolution Character'...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the visit here - we attended a fascinating talk about the Boston Massacre, and there were interesting displays as well. Each ticket represents an historical figure with a connection to the building. Well worth the price of admission.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went mainly to see the 30” play being offered this summer, “Cato & Dolly”. The main characters are John Hancock’s wife Dolly, and Cato their enslaved servant, but the two actors play several other characters as well. Very well done, full of lively history,...More

1  Thank grannyB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed this place. There's so much history to see here even though the building is small. Here's a tip for anyone who is military: you and your family get in free! It says there's a military discount. It doesn't say it's for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When visiting Boston everyone should visit this historical gem. Literally right in from of this building is the spot where the Boston Massacre occurred. You must visit this site and also tour the inside. You can't help but wonder how Boston looked and felt back...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting guided tour means we learned a lot. We also sat in the visitors gallery to watch an opening of a House of Representatives session.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here a couple of years ago and wanted to re visit when we returned. Free to enter with a Boston Go Pass there are interesting exhibitions and if you time it right a presentation on a historic event - we heard about the...More

Thank Ian g
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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us again during your trip to Boston! There's something happening all the time at the museum, and we're so happy you got a chance to experience one of fabulous talks with our Education Associates. We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pictures of this now dwarfed building don't do it justice; it is very pretty, architecturally interesting, and still holds its own even though the many large towers around it make it almost seem like a kid's toy. However, it is fascinating inside and out and...More

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at The Old State House!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the heart of Boston city centre lies this, on the face of it, relatively unassuming building by size if not by design. It is a characterfully decorous edifice in terms of design - ouzing the history of times past to best effect. Wholly...More

Thank Steve T
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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for making us part of your trip to Boston! There's just as much history inside as there is surrounding the building, and we hope you got a chance to experience it to the fullest.

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Hayley1607
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.
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happycardinals
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
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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
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