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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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+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You are welcome to tour the building with a self guided tour after you go through security. The security staff were a little brusque. But it is Boston and they are "police" We could not see the dome as it is closed for renovation but...More

Thank AnnualAdventurer
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Senate house is even more magnificent on the inside than you can see outside! The halls and the pictures hanging on the walls are just stunning. Go and see The Sacred Cod and maybe the Holy Mackerel too!

Thank M3906RIdavidr
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chanced upon the State House not because it hides away but because we didn't realise you could go in and look around. We were welcomed in by the police on the door and a quick scan of the bag found us wandering around inside....More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first stop on the Freedom Trail after Boston Common. Don't just look at it from the outside as it's worth spending the time to look around inside. You can also join one of the free guided tours if you have the time.se...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer free guided tours of this beautiful building, and it was amazing to hear about its history from a knowledgeable guide. Definitely worth a visit. Just be aware that there's no A/C, so try to choose a mild day for your visit.

Thank MCKD20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place can be spotted in Boston by the gold gleaming dome roof which stands out amongst the buildings. It also falls in the line of freedom trail. Magnificent, truly amazing and beautifully well kept. I immediately knew I was going to like Boston, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was opened so decided to divert from freedom trail to walkthru. Lots of early American history, small museum, great hall, great staircase, even was able to go into the house and Senate chambers. Really nice self guided tour. They do have 30 minute thoughts but...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Key landmark of the city - especially when the sun shines - get closer by walking up through the park to the splendid old state house. Worth seeing just for the external features, but visits can also be arranged.

Thank mabinho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't have time for a tour, but did go to see the State House (not the first one), its an impressive building but the golden dome really shines in the sun of summer, simply beautiful design.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've tried to capture the beauty in my own pictures of the Massachusetts State House, but just cannot. The gold dome is like a topping on an excellent cake. Make sure you wear walking shoes to see it all, however if you want to just...More

Thank Tracy G
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Padfoot103
June 25, 2015|
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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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