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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%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold dome” (37 reviews)
“free tour” (43 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had tour of State House and guide knew all there was to know about this place. It is free to visit. Great insight into past leaders of Boston.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first building we saw on our trip to Boston and it really is a beauty. Grotesque and magnificent, truly amazing and beautifully well kept. I immediately knew I was going to like Boston, and I wasn't wrong. There are multiple historical buildings...More

Thank holidaycoco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They had to run you through a lot of security inside, and they kind of assumed that you were supposed to know how to go through the security (for me, I had a bunch of metal bracelets on and I asked if it would be...More

Thank Chuck A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

make sure you visit this place, to take a picture, this is a historic land mark. Located in the city centre.

Thank juliuscr2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first stop on the Freedom Trail. We did the self-guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. You can wander pretty much anywhere and it is really a beautiful building.

Thank Dorothy314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fellow tourist recommended that we visited this place, and suggested that we went on one of the free tours that was offered during the day. This place can be spotted in Boston by the gold gleaming dome roof which stands out amongst the buildings....More

Thank sunrise99
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Our guide took us through the State House and explained the various key points in an informative and accessible way, with a touch of humour and obvious in-depth knowledge. A superb and enthralling building and a very enjoyable way to get to know it a...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Not a lot that was visible to the naked eye. Great sense of history, though, and generally helpful staff to answer questions

Thank 145maine
Reviewed 30 October 2017

You have to call ahead to get a spot, but the tour is free and is conducted by an excellent docent. Every step of the tour he delivered facts that not even a history major would know. Not a great amount of visual amazingness here,...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 October 2017 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
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.