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Come see tea from the Boston Tea Party, listen to testimony from the Boston Massacre trial and check out John Hancock's coat. Two floors of interactive exhibits explain the important role the building — and Boston — played in the American Revolution.
Experience Revolutionary Boston(SM) at the Old State House Museum and the Boston Massacre Historic Site. Explore two floors of exciting treasures such as John Hancock’s red velvet coat, real tea from the Boston Tea Party, and learn about Paul Revere’s dramatic “Bloody Massacre on King Street”--a political cartoon that in 1770 sent tremors through the colonies and helped spark the American Revolution.
A stunning piece of architecture, the Old State House is the oldest and most significant public building on the Freedom Trail–and also the most photographed! Go inside and find out how the great patriot Samuel Adams defied the Royal Governor. Find out why John Adams declared that “independence was born” here. Imagine the first reading of the Declaration of Independence to the citizens of Boston from the east balcony in 1776 and then, 200 years later, Queen Elizabeth II standing on the very same balcony, surrounded by thousands of cheering Americans who gathered to celebrate our bicentennial!