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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don’t be afraid to go into this building (through the doors up the steps behind the Hooker statue) - it looks a bit forbidding and there is a security procedure, but the people are very friendly and it’s definitely worthwhile! Head upstairs to the large...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laura L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating tour to do and would highly recommend it, this building is stunning and the history within it is very interesting. The tour guide was very impressive

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Aileen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The State House offers free self-guided tours. You pick up the handout/map at Doric Hall on the second floor. Our favorite things to see included nurses hall and the stained glass window. You can park in the Boston Common parking garage. There is security check...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Exploringontheroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By walking through this building one would think it goes back to colonial times rather than modern day government.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank philt18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Massachusetts State House is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill. Located at the corner of Boston Commons. A grand and massive building with golden dome overlooking the garden.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

While I haven't taken any of the many walking tours in the area I enjoy a nice walk by the State Capitol when in the Commons. So much history is such a compact area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lorry04
Reviewed August 28, 2019

We have visited a number of State Capitals and this is a very beautiful building and we enjoyed walking around the building and visiting the Senate and House chambers. There is so much history and it is so great so see all of it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Painter1972
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Presiding above Boston Common on Beacon Hill sits the "New" State House, designed by prominent architect Charles Bulfinch. The seat of Massachusetts government since 1798, Oliver Wendall Holmes proclaimed: "The Boston State House is the hub of the solar system". Designated a National Historic Landmark,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KimGTravels
Reviewed August 20, 2019

We visited the state house with friends and was amazed at the history and beauty of the various areas. The flag room has all the flags of each township and appeared to be used for educational lectures. It does take while to take in the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank edwardw418
Reviewed August 18, 2019

This is a stop on the Freedom Trail. We walked around the outside and took in the wonderful architecture. We didn't take the chance to go inside or take a tour, however.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark L
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Padfoot103
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You will just join in with a tour when you arrive. No reservation needed.
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