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Old State House Museum

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Houses & Mansions, Historic Sites, School Trip, Educational, Historical, Touristy
206 Washington Street, Boston, MA
URL: Old State House Museum  Phone: 617-720-1713

Activity Overview

Visit the Old state house museum in Boston, historic building of the 18th century that has a significant place in the history and American Revolution for many reasons. The old state house had many uses in the history, the historic building was restored to a museum in 1881. The building has two floors of exhibitions that tell the history of Boston's role in the American revolution and shows many artifacts related to sights and sounds of Boston. Children and families can learn more about the old state house through interactive exhibits. Self-guided and guided tours of the historic rooms and exhibits are offered. The museum is open all through the week.

Things to Do

  • The old state house is a 300-year old historic building that has seen it all, learn about the old state house's history through a variety of permanent and virtual exhibitions.
  • See the Council chamber that is a recreated room from the 1760, be transformed back into the time and learn the significance of the council chamber in the American revolution.
  • The old state house exhibit for the children is an educational exhibit, children can recreate the old state house, learn about the events and meet Otis the old state house mouse.
  • Other educational exhibits are of the revolutionary characters, and from colony to common wealth, these exhibits display artifacts such as costumes, images, rare documents and other artifacts.
  • The museum store has maps, books, gifts and souvenirs.

Old State House Museum Insider Tips

  • Children ages 18 and under pay no admission charge.

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