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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
+1 617-727-3676
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I dragged the family in, just because "we might as well, we're passing" and we loved it! What a beautiful building. You are given a self guide sheet or can wait for a free tour. We took the first option which initially felt a little...More

Thank Telgip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the State House and listened to it's rich history with a knowledgeable tour guide. Stairs are a little scary to go up to the second floor.

Thank travelcrazy51
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful building with a shining gold dome. I didn't have time for a tour on the day I visited, but had a nice look around by myself. The stone work inside is beautiful and there is a room full of flags that...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to the Boston common Park and close to downtown, a beautiful historic site with a shiny golden dome. Worth a visit when in Boston.

Thank willyoutravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the free one hour tour of the State House amd found it very interesting. The building is magnificent inside and of course with the outside gold dome, it's very impressive.

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I walked around, doing a self guided tour. It was easy to get around and see things with the map provided. We also got to watch some action on the representatives floor which was really cool. You don't need a guide to...More

Thank jtompiech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sign up for a docent led tour it's free, and only an hour of your time. That will give you a good feeling for the architecture, the expansions and viewing the house and senate chambers and Governors office. There is so much to absorb locals...More

Thank gingrannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think it's one of Boston's attractions that offer more for less (it's free, even the guided tour). We took the guided tour for a while, and it was in fact very interesting, but we were short in time and decided to move on to...More

Thank 543mexico
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't just walk by. Take time to visit. Beautiful spots inside. Tour quality varies with guide but at least get look at house chamber. Senate undergoing renovation.

Thank scampi745
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the very first State Capitol we visited years ago. We just finished visiting our 48th state capitol in RI and since we were nearby we decided to re-visit the Massachusetts State House. We were very disappointed they decided just this spring to close...More

Thank nowincolorado
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
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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.