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Old State House

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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
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Old State House Museum Admission in Boston
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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...more
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206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the top floor that focused on the history for mostly artifacts and paintings. I love looking at that sort of things.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank YoungAtHeart143
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed checking out this special piece of American History. Easy spot to get to while on the History walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old State House is a great museum about the past as well as the present. I highly recommend it! The exhibits are very well-done, explaining the events leading up to the Revolution and how we interpret them today. The exhibits upstairs encourage visitors to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 351charlottel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A tour of the historic downtown architecture should start here. This free museum will give you a bit of history to get in the mood and if you find a park service employee you can bring all your questions about 1760s colonial Boston when it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank vzescape
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history in this building. I am glad that we went in and toured it. There was a free guided presentation as well that was very informative and interesting. If you have the time and enjoy history, it is worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelBug428
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Loved this tour! No guide, but easy to get around. Gift shop is filled with great things-not the usual cheap touristy junk! Went twice!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzanne B
Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting our museum and your lovely feedback! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you were able to experience all that we had to offer. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 15, 2018

So much history in Boston! The Old State House is right on the Freedom Trail and you can make it a quick stop or join a longer tour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Pretty small area of displays and lots of reading. Your best bet is to get a guided tour. We did one on the Boston Massacre that was excellent. Free admission with your trolley ticket made it even better.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank rockstar89
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Actual building where the Massachusetts colony was ruled by the British. A lot of historical information inside. Nice gift shop also. It is on the Freedom Trail but worth going in. You may need 1-2 hrs to get a good visit d/t all the info...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KWindham
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There are great free tours that happen thru out the day here, and so much history & information they have to share! I say reproductions because you will learn how much of the furnishings in there were destroyed or burned, so period pieces were recreated...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from ronfromglasgow | Reviewed this property |
I spent maybe 45 mins to an hour. But you can break off when you like or simply walk around yourself. Tour is worth it for information. No extra charge I remember.
August 16, 2015|
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Response from MissTexas | Reviewed this property |
They're very close to each other. I didn't tour Fenway, but took pictures after leaving the State House. I was very impressed with the knowledge our tour guide demonstrated , & the history there is something you may not... More
Judy K
July 31, 2015|
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Response from OldStateHouse_Boston | Property representative |
Hi Judy, Thanks so much for your inquiry and for admiring this wonderful 300 year old building! All tours take approximately 20-25 minutes and are well worth the time. Enjoy, Chuck