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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a walk around the outside for us, it is a great looking building loaded with history. Well worth a look.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 286natec
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

I walked up to the State House along Beacon Hill. The gold dome is beautiful. I didn't have enough time but they give free guided tours. Looked interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank markandsian
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

This is along the freedom trail but it was closed for tours when we arrived. Plenty to see outside, couple statues and plaques to read. The gold done is pretty sweet. Worth the walk up the hill.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We took the free tour and were treated to a lot of great information about the building and it’s many occupants over the years. Unfortunately the Senate chamber is undergoing renovations so we were unable to see that or go up to the inside of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slaterinde
Reviewed November 28, 2018

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 November 25, 2018

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 November 23, 2018 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 November 17, 2018 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 November 8, 2018

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
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Padfoot103
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Response from Lori_from_Reading | Reviewed this property |
You will just join in with a tour when you arrive. No reservation needed.
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