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“Very Good Except the Tour” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old State House

Old State House
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Old State House Museum Admission
Ranked #36 of 379 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: 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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“Very Good Except the Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The last time I was in Boston the Old State House was closed due to a winter snow storm so we finally got a chance to see it this trip...the museum was very good even with the limited space of the building...but the building tour was a waste of time...so I suggest the Bostom Masacre tour instead when you visit.

Visited December 2012
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Amy N, Old State House Store Manager at Old State House, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House and our Boston Massacre tour. We find most people love our building history tour but we appreciate all visitor feedback. We are constantly working to bring RevolutionaryBoston to life and it is only with valuable guest input that we can continue to get better.

2013 is the 300th birthday of the Old State House. We will be celebrating this anniversary with exciting new programs and exhibits, and your feedback will help us make RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House the best experience on the Freedom Trail!
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“Learned More....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

The tour is what you would expect - a tour of a refurbished building from the 18th century. The great part of the tour was going upstairs where a guide provided more history of the building, how it operated, who had access, etc. The historical information provided was fascinating.

Visited December 2012
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“Worth Visiting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The Old State House in Boston is not only a beautiful building, it is an interesting museum. This building played a significant role in Boston's history. Persons interested in Boston's political history would do well to visit this small museum. Photography is permitted.

Visited December 2012
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Hannibal, Missouri, USA
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“Glad I stopped”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

This tour was included with my Old Town Trolley ticket and I'm glad I took the time to stop. The building itself is the site of the Boston Massacre and the balcony is where the citizens of the United States first heard the constitution read.

Definitely listen to the various presentations from the staff. They tell the story very well and do an excellent job of recounting the events. Would my children sit still and listen to this? No, but there are other hands on displays where they could learn at their level.

I personally enjoyed the tour and would recommend it if you are a history buff like myself.

Visited December 2012
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“Small but interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

It's a small museum but interesting. We paid the entrance ticket but later we figured out that you can buy a better ticket that allows you to enter more museums

Visited December 2012
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