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Old State House

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

We didn't pay to look around but you can still get a sense of the place by going in and looking at the nice spiral staircase and the room the gift shop is in. The outside of the building is also worth a photo too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is self guided. There is not much to see. For $10 i expected better. There were several exhibits you could push buttons for and they didn’t work. Probably took us 20 minutes. They do have a nice gift shop. Otherwise big ripoff.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of the freedom trail walk. It's a nice little stop to see. Cool to know where the Boston massacre went down

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad and I were on a 3 day trip riding Trams. I wanted to see the State house so we got off at the "State" exit, came up, looked around and i said where is it? Then i realized we came up out of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a stop on the city view trolley. Did not go in, but it is the area where the Boston Massacre took place. Spoiler alert, only 5 people were killed. Next to the building is a gift shop for the national parks. Make sure...More

Thank Pauline P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very interesting place in Boston and part of the Freedom Trail. I recommend the whole trail if you are interested in the history of this great city, but if you have few time, at least look-up this one to learn about the Prohibition...More

Thank Julia H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this is historical, I really wasn't interested with the displays.I don't recommend taking in small children. Our teenagers were not engaged with this place like they were the others on the freedom trail.

Thank Katrina S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of the Freedom Trail. I'm a history buff; so I really like these places. To think that the birth of our country took place in cities like Boston & this site played a part is interesting to me. That said, I saw...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price was fairly reasonable for the guided tour. (I am cheap and almost didn't do this because it was more expensive, but it was worth it. I might not have felt the same way if I had small children.) Plan to spend about an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a beautiful building. You can get in free with some sightseeing tickets so check these out first. It was great to hear all about the history of the building and of Boston's massacre. The only downside I would have to say is the boring,...More

Thank michAustralia
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Hayley1607
July 27, 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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