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Old State House

The Old State House is an iconic building located in Boston City and has played a significant role in American history. Built in 1713, this historic landmark has witnessed over three centuries of events that shaped not just the city but also the nation.


Location

The Old State House is situated at the intersection of Washington and State Streets in downtown Boston. It is easily accessible by public transportation, including the T (Boston's subway system) and buses. The building itself is hard to miss, with its distinct red brick facade and historical significance.

History

The Old State House was built in 1713 and served as the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798. It also housed several key government offices, including the Governor's Council Chamber and the Supreme Judicial Court. This building is widely known as the site where the Declaration of Independence was first read to a cheering crowd on July 18, 1776. It also played a vital role in the Boston Massacre and was the location of several important speeches by American political leaders such as Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

What to See

Visitors can explore the Old State House's interior, which has been restored to its original grandeur. The first floor features an exhibit that showcases Boston's history and the building's role in significant events. The second floor is home to the Council Chamber, where you can see a replica of the original Royal Governor's chair and other artifacts from the period. And remember to head up to the balcony, which offers stunning views of the city and Boston Harbor.

Nearby Attractions

After touring the Old State House, there are plenty of nearby attractions to check out. Just a short walk away is Faneuil Hall, a bustling marketplace with shops and restaurants. You can also visit the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, both significant landmarks from the American Revolution.



Planning Your Tour with Boston Sightseeing

One unique way to experience the Old State House is by taking a tour with Boston Sightseeing's double-decker bus. You'll get a great view of the city while learning about its history and major landmarks, including the Old State House. The tour also includes stops at other popular attractions, making it a convenient and fun way to explore Boston.

Our Tour Packages

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$37.00

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Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

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Night Tour

Night Tour

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