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206 Washington St Boston, MA 02109
206 Washington StreetUSMassachusettsBoston02109
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The original seat of colonial government & later state capitol, today housing historical exhibits.- Google
"I'd recommend saving the money and buying a good book about the freedom trail."
"Beautiful building of history right in the heart of downtown."
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Barbara Gifford
4 weeks ago
One of the oldest public buildings in the United States and the oldest public building in Boston. The Declaration Of Independence was read from the balcony of this building and still is every 4th of July. It's a true historic landmark and well worth the visit.
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Ricky Teter
a month ago
Listened to the Boston Massacre talk which was very enlightening & a talk from an actor dressed up as John Rowe. Both were good. This is one of the places you should stop at if you are only visiting Boston for a short time. A highlight of the freedom trail.
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Robert Ballot
7 months ago
Such an incredibly, preserved physical presence smack dab in the heart of one of our great cities. Looking for a way to lose yourself in early American history for a winter afternoon? You've come to the right place. You move from room-to-room, with the exhibits presented in excellent proportion, so you don't feel your brain getting crammed with too much too quickly. If you're like me, you forgot much of what you learned in grade school about the events leading up to the American Revolution, with just a few touchstones still available for you to ponder over . . . The Boston Tea Party . . . The Boston Massacre . . . Paul Revere's Ride . . . The Old State House fills in all the blanks, all the precursors to these momentous events in an even-handed, but still thoroughly patriotic manner. There are artifacts, there are placards of explication. All seem gauged to engage but never have you peering over your shoulder to count how many more rooms there are to go through. Because you're going to want to go through them all. You would question your citizenship if you didn't, so attractively aesthetically and intellectually are the presentations. And once you've soaked all this in and become far more culturally literate about American history than you were before you stepped inside, you can step outside, immediately outside and plant your feet on that notorious / celebrated piece of earth where the Massacre occurred. Wow! In every regard. One of the signature stops on any history enthusiast's tracking of early American history.
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Robert, Thanks for the wonderful review and appreciation of the Old State House! All of us here at the Old State House appreciate you taking the time to share your visit with such passion and enthusiasm. All the best, Chuck Gordon, Director of Marketing
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Noah Geller
3 months ago
Great little museum that doesn't take too long to explore! Also very fascinating historically.
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Tommy Worthington
a week ago
Beautiful building of history right in the heart of downtown. Convenient stop on the freedom trail so definitely check it out!
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Martin Feehan
3 months ago
This building is totally not worth the admission fee. I'd recommend saving the money and buying a good book about the freedom trail. You would gain a lot more information. The tour guides aren't very good and there is cheap signage.
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Cheryl Day
6 months ago
This was one stop on our Boston trip we didn't want miss! The tour was full of history! The guide definately her history! Listening to the story you could envision yourself right in the middle of the massacre. Beautiful building kept in immaculate shape.
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Josh Eide
4 months ago
Awesome stop on the freedom trail. Be sure to head indoors for the gift shop and tour.

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