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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%
  • Poor1%
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“gold dome” (36 reviews)
“free tour” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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24 Beacon St, Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
Downtown
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+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed yesterday

Massachusetts State house is located on the Beacon Hill, facing towards the Boston common park. It is one of the stop on the Boston Freedom trail. Though i'm not sure if one can go inside it, as i didn't have much time to visit it....More

Thank Arun S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was a little disappointed in our tour of the Massachusetts state capital. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but half the time I couldn’t hear him because (1) our group was just too large and he started talking before everyone caught up and (2)...More

Thank PhoenixRobin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Massachusetts State House is an elegant gold-domed brick building which sits atop Beacon Hill and looks out over the Commons. Parking is challenging. Better to take the T or a tour.

Thank Alan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular gold dome in a great old building. Take the tour as you will learn a ton about the building and its history. Free admission too.

Thank Spuddler
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As part of the Freedom Trail walk, we stopped at the Mass. State House. A really pretty building with a golden exterior dome. Inside you will find stained glass windows, marble, mosaic floors, sculptures and a room dedicated to nurses, Nurses Hall. Upstairs are guards...More

Thank Chartreuse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can book free 45 mins guided tour by ringing the office direct. It was worth a visit as building is beautiful inside!

Thank irina j
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After seeing the old state house wanted to see the newer old state house. Free tours available, about an hour tour, knowledgably tour guides. Pretty building.

Thank stevendale
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did both a guided tour and a self guided tour. Would have enjoyed the guided tour better if guide had been more enthusiastic. He just quoted facts and was very dull. It was still worth seeing.

Thank travelvaluetours
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 19 April 2018 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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Padfoot103
26 June 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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