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Old State House

206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
+1 617-720-1713
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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 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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206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109-1702
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're interested in history, particularly the Revolutionary times, this is one of the oldest buildings in the US and houses an interesting museum. The museum isn't large but packs a lot of information in its space. The spiral staircase was a little daunting for...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

In front of the Old State House lies a marker commemorating the site of the Boston Massacre that lit the fuse that led to the American Revolution. It's worth standing on the marker and imaging the events that transpired there almost 250 years ago. Every...More

Thank MRayTraveler
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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for stopping by our historic and inspirational site! The history both surrounding our building and the museum inside are great for learning more about our country's beginnings, and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think if you have kids this might be a great tour. Instead, I thought it was just meh. I left wanting more. The building itself is beautiful, especially the spiral staircase. There is a lot to read but very few artifacts. On the second...More

Thank Chris O
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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting The Old State House! There's definitely a lot of stories behind the architecture in one of the oldest public buildings still standing. Did you get a chance to join our tours included with admission? One of them covers the changes of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The reading of the Declaration was excellent. We were there for the reading which was very nice. Also, later in the day we went inside because we had free tickets because we took the Old Town Trolley Tour. Not sure it is worth the money...More

Thank L B
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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for stopping by! The 4th is definitely an exciting time to experience the history of Boston where it really took place. Our museum offers an array of programming included with admission that I hope you got to enjoy during your time...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Got our tickets through Groupon. Kids are free. The two individuals that provide an overview of the history of the building and the Boston massacre were inspiring. It always makes listening to history so much better when you feel the enthusiasm in the person telling...More

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Old State House! Our education associates are always eager to share the exciting history of the building with anyone who comes to visit, and we're so glad you enjoyed it. Be sure to stop by again if...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was very interesting to get onto the first and second floors. Got to see many rooms of interest, and some articles of interest. Probably about a thirty minute stop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We watched and listened to the reading of the full declaration of independence here = first time we had heard it all (as Brits) and realised you didn't like us that much at the time. Thought the city could have made more of the annual...More

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for stopping by on such an exciting day! There's definitely a lot of activities going on in Boston during the Fourth of July week, and we're so happy you came to join us. We hope you get a chance to do so again,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building. We did a free tour by foot on the freedom trail and this is one of the stops. We went on July 5, and found out that on the 4th of July they read the declaration of independence from the balcony. That would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff excellent and great displays to learn about the Revolutionary War in Boston and the tensions during this time of British occupation. Tour was on the outside and guide very knowledgeable. Plenty of images to peruse and learn the story of early Boston!

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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for visiting our museum!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go try and attend one of the talks by one of the experts. It was the talk that made this visit especially interesting. Otherwise a nice, pleasant review of various revolutionary topics.

Thank RichardAJohn
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Beth K, Guest Relations Manager at Old State House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting! We're so happy you enjoyed our talks-our education associates are always happy to share knowledge about this exciting time during our country's history.

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Hayley1607
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.
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happycardinals
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
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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
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