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Old State House Museum

Indoor $$$
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206 Washington St, Boston, MA
URL: Old State House Museum  Phone: 617-720-1713

Activity Overview

The Old State House is a historical building located in Boston at 300 West Markham, sited between the Double Tree and Peabody Hotels. The Old State House is now called as Boston's Revolutionary Museum. This Old State House was the center of Boston’s civic life in the 18th century and depicting the most striking chapters that lead-up to the American Revolution. Outside the building, five men are among the first casualties of the battle for independence.

Things to Do

In Old State House Museum you will discover astonishing stories about the people and the events that describes the history of the state, city, colony, and nation. Two of the floors tell the story of the role the building—and Boston—played in the American Revolution and the collections of the Bostonian Society. On the second floor there is an interactive exhibition for families and children.

Exhibits in the Old State House explain the beginning of Revolutionary War and is the hub of all political life as well as debate in colonial Boston. Overall the place is fabulous and of great historic importance and highly recommended for history buffs.

The Old State House Museum Insider Tips

  • There is a small fee to take the tour. You can wander around and see a little bit of stuff without a tour, but a tour is recommended to get the full effect.
  • There are several tours to choose from. You take as many tours as you like.
  • The Boston Massacre tour takes about an hour, and tours are on a time schedule. It is a good idea to check the schedule ahead of time.
  • Ample parking is available on weekends
  • Wheel chair for the handicapped is also available and their ramp is located to the right of the front entrance on the West Loggia.
  • This site is also where the Boston Massacre took place. It is one of the stops on the freedom trail.
  • Also the basement is used for masstransit, it's actually a stop for the T train.

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