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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed yesterday

This place really stands out over the rest of Beacon Hill and is a gorgeous subject for photography. We did not get inside, but just walked around the outside and took pictures, plus looked at all the monuments out front. You cannot "do" downtown Boston...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautifully done architecture and sculptures inside here. Great things to take photos of and to see where the laws get debated and passed or vetoed. Gorgeous government building. Also offers you a free respite from the hot temperatures and they have public bathrooms.

Thank Halt1136
Reviewed 3 days ago

The state house is one of the first stops on the Freedom Trail, readily identifiable by its tall golden dome. We took the trail on a weekend, so the building was closed, but we enjoyed seeing it and taking pictures in front of the gates....More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dull, Nothing to really see or experience that interesting.Suggest you just skip the place and walk onward to better places.

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historic capital 'State House' building! Gleaming gold dome could be seen for miles, and was surprise stunning end to our walking tour and visit to the Boston Commons park. The State House is one of the historic corner stones of the Beacon Hill area....More

Thank brianwickens407
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was only in Boston overnight on a Saturday, so the State House was closed. However I enjoyed a walk around the outside and the fantastic architecture of the building. It's located on historic Beacon Hill and easily spotted from afar with its gold topped...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our Boston tour, we had seen the Old State House first and then we got to see the new State House. Historically, it was great to see both. The gold dome adds to the grandeur and local flavor of Beacon Hill.

Thank travelsamc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were booked for a (free) tour today but it was cancelled for to an interns lunch which was disappointing-just called yesterday and wished they had told us. However, we did a self guided your which was really fun. What a beautiful building full of...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are complimentary tours Well worth doing The art work and architecture of the building is impressive I appreciated the hidden facts shared by our guide I highly recommend this tour

Thank JudyGraham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are 17 stops on the Freedom Trail. This is stop #2. It's just up the walkway from the visitor center in Boston Commons. You can see the gold dome from the center, so it's easy to find. As a freedom trail stop, it's pretty....More

Thank CraftBeers
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
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26 June 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.