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Old State House

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Address: 206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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+1 617-720-1713
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Relive the drama and excitement of the American Revolution with fun and...

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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USD 10.00*
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Old State House Museum Admission
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USD 35.00*
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Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour
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USD 300.00*
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Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Quick tour - Worth it

The Old State House tour doesn't take very long. It was informative to listen to the tour guide. She was very enthusiastic. it is worth a walk thru. It is part of the Go Boston... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
D-Nicer
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm going to get the bad part of this visit over first. We were a group of four women we bought the trolley tickets so we had the hop-on-hop-off bus value that included the Statehouse. Immediately upon entering we were in the gift shop. I was overwhelmed in the gift shop I knew I wanted everything, but I had to... More 

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Alex G, Manager at Old State House, responded to this review

I want to apologize on behalf of the museum staff for what sounds like a terrible misunderstanding. As our restroom is located inside the museum galleries, it is only available for museum patrons, and the closest restroom available to the public is indeed right across the street at Faneuil Hall. It seems the museum staff did not realize you had... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Old State House tour doesn't take very long. It was informative to listen to the tour guide. She was very enthusiastic. it is worth a walk thru. It is part of the Go Boston Card attractions.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an old building that has been so preserved and restored. This dates back to the king of England OMG. And what's under this building? A subway station OMG this is so cool, don't miss it.

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Manhasset, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guides (one for the overall history of the Old State House, and one for the Boston Massacre) were extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. A great deal of artifacts on hand, and I wound up spending more time than I thought I would there because it was so interesting.

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Barnsley, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is lovely and the history around the place is great. There are a few old exhibits in glass cases and things on the wall to read. If you are interested in the start of the revolution then it's a must visit place but if you want to be captivated and drawn in then it's probably not the place... More 

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Alex G, Manager at Old State House, responded to this review

I'm very happy you came to visit the Old State House, and I'm glad overall you enjoyed your experience. It's true that, while we do still have wonderful tour offerings, the winter is a slower time for us. Over the summer we have a lot more going on, such as our Revolutionary Characters Live! programming, and a summer run of... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Old State House on March 1st and found it be interesting but were a little overwhelmed by the presenter on our tour. While she was very energetic and knowledgeable, her delivery was extremely fast and overly animated. We hope your tour guide will slow down and allow history to be enjoyed.

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Alex G, Manager at Old State House, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Our staff members are certainly enthusiastic about history, and it sounds like we got a little carried away on your tour. We will take your comments to heart and be more mindful in the future. More 

Edgartown, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few historical items on display. Also offer guided tour and discussion of Boston Massacre. Glad I used a Groupon

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tours of this building are exceptional. Interesting and informative. Even if you don't take a tour, the exhibits are well laid out and to the point.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When walking the freedom trail, be sure to pause and take a moment to look down for the historical marker of the Boston Massacre. The building itself makes for a great photo.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Boston you have to stop by here - it's one of the most historically significant buildings left in the city, and although it's not "exactly like" it was back in the 18th century the story is fascinating. We took the tour, which is free with admission and actually quite short (too short? you decide). The history... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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