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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
Downtown
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoy visiting state capital buildings and found this to be one of the best we have seen. It was interesting to see the change in styles in the three sections of the building that were built during different eras of architecture. Our guide was...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is free of charge and so are the guided tours. Our volunteer guide was very friendly and knowing with a lot of stories to tell. The state house itself is beautifully build inspired by renaissance architecture.

Thank julesaround
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Massachusetts State House is very humble yet powerful and intimidating. The capitol building offers publications of lands, bills, state developments, and political maps. The interior of the capitol is magnificent. It is historical, elegant, and filled with the governors of this very old state. I...More

Thank CityPolitical
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The State House is the gem of Freedom Trail as well as Boston. The shiny gold dome and eye-catching red paint forms an awesome mix. Unfortunately it was closed on our day of visit.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The State House stands right up the hill from Boston Common. The front part is the original Bullfinch design and the back came later. It is an attractive building with lots of history displays, portraits, statues and flags. We were there in the Spring so...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully aesthetic building perched on the north east side of the Boston Commons. Can't miss it if you're in the area as the massive gold dome is clearly visible. We were there on the weekend so it wasn't open to the public. Makes for great...More

Thank TDakin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of history and art to describe the history. The tour was very informative and gave lots of information about the first peoples of Massachusetts and the English settlers.

Thank gtrayn
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We took the free self guided tour of the capital. If you want a guided tour you had to schedule it ahead of time. Amazing access to the capital. It was interesting at how much access you had. you could even walk into the executive...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

I only really came in to the State House to get out of the rain as the weather was horrendous and it turned out to be a great decision! I entered just as a tour was starting up. Volunteers take you around the building and...More

Thank Loubab
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

We visited on a drizzly day - but what a joy it was to do so. Tiled mosaic floors, murals and paintings, over 400 flags carried to battle by Massachusetts men, the house of representatives (the senate was being refurbished when we visited). Definitely do...More

Thank PlesFam
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Padfoot103
June 26, 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.
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