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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We didn’t tour the inside so I can’t speak for that, but the beautiful golden dome soars above Boston Common and a visit to its steps at the least is a must.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 5 days ago

In all of our visits to Boston my husband and I had never gotten around to visiting the Massachusetts State House, but we were staying down the block and headed over there for a look. We should have gone sooner. We arrived shortly after opening...More

Thank BAM1113
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Massachusetts State House is the capitol building for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It houses the chambers of the House of Representatives (where the famous "sacred cod" hangs above the chambers' floor) and the state Senate. It also house the governor's office, all of which...More

Thank MRayTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The free and very informative tours are highly recommended. The very well informed guide provided a very engaging insight into the building and its use.

Thank Martyn W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The state house is at the beginning of the Freedom Trail and worth the visit. They offer Free guided tours that take around 45 mins and give very detailed information, strongly recommended if you are in town.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in the Boston area it had been many years since I went inside the sate house. What a mistake! You do need to go through security, but once inside you can wander around or take a free tour. The second and third floor...More

Thank clarkey61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see. If possible, take the free tour. Our tour guide was great and provided us with so much information.

Thank iamafairadvisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is at the beginning of the Freedom Trail. We went in but did not take the tour. We enjoyed walking around ourselves to see this beautiful old building. Best part was it's free :)

Thank BelaN74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth spending an hour in this beautiful building. Its free to get in and you can wander freely around the rooms. Recommended

Thank MurphCork
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a must-see when in Boston. It's an impressive old building with the gold dome the stand-out feature. I enjoyed admiring it from the outside.

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June 25, 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.