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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
24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank 1946Glenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dakota973
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned so much from Peter, our EXCELLENT tour guide, on the 10:00 a.m. tour on a Wed. morning. Peter is one of those tour guides that would make anything interesting! He has funny stories to tell, engages the audience, and really knows his information....More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great tour of Boston that included seeing some of the most important buildings and sites. Wonderful history lesson.

Thank George W
Reviewed October 13, 2018

On the Freedom Trail. Took the tour. Alot of Massachusetts history, but while you are listening to it, it was alot if US history. Take the tour, you can't beat the price - free. One of the best parts of the freedom trail.

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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.