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Boston State House

Official Website:Boston State House
Location:Beacon and Park Streets, Boston, MA
Phone:(617) 727-3676
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor
Cost:Free
Category:Historic Landmarks
Other Ideas: The Globe at Babson College; Quincy Market; Boston Haymarket; Paul Revere House; Walden Pond State Reservation


Boston State HouseThe Boston, Massachusetts State House is the oldest building on Beacon Hill. The building and its grounds cover two city blocks. The Bulfinch Front faces south, its red brick walls, white pillars and trim, and golden dome catching the sun in every season.

Tours:
State House tours are conducted by the staff of the Tours and Government Education Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office and by volunteers well-versed in the history and architectural background of the State House. Tours are given weekdays year-round from 10am and 3:30pm, and are free of charge.

Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol. Visitors can see the House and Senate Chambers, learn about the Ladybug (our state insect) and of the 'Sacred Cod'.

Note
Advance reservations are requested for conducted tours. Please call (617) 727-3676 to arrange a tour for groups from one to fifty people. Self-guided materials are also available if visitors do not wish to join a conducted tour.

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Tours are given weekdays year-round from 10am and 3:30pm, and are free of charge. The Massachusetts State House is closed on weekends and holidays.

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Beacon and Park Streets, Boston, MA map

The State House is at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets. Accessible by MBTA via the Red or Green Lines at the Park Street Station. Visitors should use the main stairway (on Beacon Street), enter at the top of the stairs through the left (west) side door and once inside the building take a right in to Doric Hall. The Tours and Information Desk is in Doric Hall which is on the second floor.

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The 8yrs Old Liked It, The 4 & 6 Were Ok With It
We did not look at every artificate but spent about 30 minutes walking through the building and watching the 2 movies clips. We started from Quincy Market and walked the Freedom Trail to the State House and then went back to Quincy Market for lunch and then followed the trail back to Paul Revere's house and it was a perfect 4 hour afternoon activity.

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