We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 119.00*
and up
Full Day Boston City Tour from New Hampshire
More Info
US$ 40.00*
and up
Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run
More Info
US$ 25.00*
and up
Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gold dome” (34 reviews)
“free tour” (42 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (554)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 414 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful building. Free to visit. We took a tour once inside. The senate room was being renovated when we visited so couldn’t go under the gold dome. Lots of marble and beautiful paintings adorn the walls.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dome for the Mass State House was original completed by Paul Revere and is still in use today as the seat of government. It sits on the edge of Beacon Hill and Boston Commons and you must go through security to get in. You...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This State House is just a beauty. Loved the ceilings and history on the walls. There are many historical facts to read. Worth a visit!

Thank om2breathe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We missed the state capitol on our last visit so we're determined to see it this time....it's the first stop on the Freedom trail so we took the free Tour and the suggested 40 minutes Tour last and hour and a half ! Some of...More

Thank Tess T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a free guided tour, if you know plenty or not very much about the beginnings of the USA as we know it you will love this place. It is a working environment but you can go almost anywhere depending what is taking place one...More

Thank johnroberts26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We began the Freedom Trail at Boston Commons and Statehouse was the first point to stop , explore and understand the historical significance of this building. For a building which is more than 220 years old, this is truly marvelous. We were on self guided...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent sight on the freedom trail to look around for free. The architecture is really something worth seeing and the room of flags is nice too.

Thank Travelling_Choconut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is closed for tours on weekends, but you should still take a look at the outside. It is very beautiful and is at the beginning of the Freedom Walk.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided tour which lasted about 45 minutes. The gold dome is beautiful but can only be viewed from the outside since that area and the senate chamber are closed and under renovation. Many beautiful rooms and halls to be seen with lots...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a great opportunity to visit the state house, beautiful interior design and powerful messages all over!

Thank Olga C
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
Nearby Restaurants
666 reviews
.14 km away
Emmets Irish Pub & Restaurant
282 reviews
.19 km away
No. 9 Park
457 reviews
.02 km away
Beantown Pub
605 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Freedom Trail
13,640 reviews
.23 km away
Granary Burying Ground
1,190 reviews
.15 km away
Frog Pond
199 reviews
.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lori_from_Reading | Reviewed this property |
You will just join in with a tour when you arrive. No reservation needed.