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Massachusetts State House

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Address: 24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
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+1 617-727-3676
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic...

Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.

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Beacon Hill

The Massachusetts State House is located in Beacon Hill and within walking distance of the Boston Common, North End, Fanuel Hall, China Town and other attractions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Massachusetts State House is located in Beacon Hill and within walking distance of the Boston Common, North End, Fanuel Hall, China Town and other attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the freedom trail at Boston common which is at the base of the hill for the state house. The tour was free and only about 30 minutes but it's a great way to start the walk because it sets the tone for the revolution and the civil war and all of the other historical things Boston has played... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of history. We love to visit state capitols and learn their history. The building was very pristine, great information available for it's history.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I highly recommend this to anyone. American, Bostonian, Foreigner or otherwise. The buildings architecture is beautiful and the history and decor is impressive. If you're able to get a full tour, do so. It's in many ways nicer than the nations Capitol building in Washington DC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit. The impressive building is right next to the Boston Common. It is worth doing a free tour; which I think operate on an hourly basis. The guide was great; very informative.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tours here are irregular as they appear to be led by volunteers, but we took the self-led tour, which was great. It's a working State Capital - the old one is in another location and has a museum. A special treat was caroling from a group of school children

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the place is the tourist pull, worth a quick stop to view the monument and take a pic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Massachusetts State is an impressive building, opposite to the Freedom Trail and Boston Common. Whilst not open to the public during my visit to Boston, the external architecture of the building was surely impressive enough. A fantastic site to view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We initially decided to visit to see the dome, but "stumbled" upon a tour group just starting up, and we are so happy that we joined the tour. So much history here, and the docent was so knowledgeable. The frescos are beautiful, and the staircase is gorgeous. We were even able to sit in on a session of the legislature.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love visiting State Capitol buildings and I had to stop in when visiting Boston last month. The tour is free and I opted to do the self-guided tour since the guided tours were filled with school groups. The building is beautiful inside and out and I particularly enjoyed the stained glass under the dome as well as the artwork... More 

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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 your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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