We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (646)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gold dome”(41 reviews)
“free tour”(49 reviews)
Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
Hyde Park
+1 617-727-3676
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Massachusetts State House
from $54.00
More Info
from $236.40
More Info
from $129.00
More Info
Reviews (670)
Filter reviews
502 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gold dome beautiful building free tour sacred cod governor's office freedom trail guided tour memorial hall state capitols senate room gold leaf senate chamber stained glass boston common park beacon hill civil war wander around
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 502 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome statement to the History of Boston. Beautifully Kept and restored building in keeping with the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool federal building on The Freedom Trail on the edge of The Boston Common. Worth stopping and taking a look!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just started the Freedom Trail when one of the early stops took us to the Massachusetts State House. We were lucky that the first tour group was being assembled and we were able to go through the Builidng with a very knowledgeable student....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nick D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went into State House during a rainy morning in Boston. Plenty of history for a wet weather day. The tours are free and on the hour. Our guide was great. We saw plenty; although the Senate I’d currently being renovated. It is worth spending...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nickss1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More interesting from the outside than inside, you can see it anywhere from the Boston Common. A more interesting place, just down the hill, is the John Adams Courthouse in Pemberton Square. You need to go through security as it’s an active courthouse, button several...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PeterD2327
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Despite the cold weather we had a great walking tour around Boston. The Gold Top of the State House was Beautiful as well as the adjourning Buildings.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1946Glenn
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Never miss an opportunity to see a capitol/state house! This one did not disappoint. Lots of art and history to see.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Good exhibits and information. The talks by staff were very interesting and useful. A good way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jackie B
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We took the free guided tour hosted by Gabe. This place was originally tiny but is now very big. Not quite as interesting as Vermont State House but stiil good.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven H
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It was closed when we were there but we got to see and hear a lot of interesting information on some of the statues that surround the State House. My favorite was of John F Kennedy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dakota973
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 88 nearby hotels
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston/Canton, MA
622 reviews
3.17 miles away
Hilton Boston Dedham
1,156 reviews
3.31 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Boston Dedham/Westwood
29 reviews
3.43 miles away
Fairfield Inn Boston Dedham
275 reviews
3.59 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,588 nearby restaurants
Antonio's Bacaro
19 reviews
.26 miles away
The Fairmount Grille
27 reviews
.19 miles away
9 reviews
.36 miles away
River Street Grill II
7 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 939 nearby attractions
Eustis Estate Museum
27 reviews
1.48 miles away
The Fairbanks House
34 reviews
2.71 miles away
Blue Hills Trailside Museum
33 reviews
2.41 miles away
Blue Hills Ski Area
23 reviews
2.52 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
June 25, 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lori_from_Reading | Reviewed this property |
You will just join in with a tour when you arrive. No reservation needed.