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Old State House Museum
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Old State House

A $10.00 value - Included with your Go Boston Card!

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  • 50% savings on any one item in the Museum Shop with the Go Boston Card.

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!

Redemption Instructions

Please present your Go Boston Card to any ticket taker. They will validate it, return your card, and let you in.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
February 2/15-6/15

Phone: (617) 720-1713

Website: Old State House Museum

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 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 customer ratings)
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Must See
By Vacationer Verified Reviewer from Florida on
Pros:
Character ID, Free Phone Tour, Tours
Best Uses:
Wonderful for All,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Old State House Museum:

There are so many choices of things to do in Boston and this is one to see! While it is a small museum, you can do it all in about 2 hours, it is set up so well! Everyone receives a character ID and throughout the museum there are several questions that relate to your person. Also, they work in your character during their tours. It is very well done! In addition, throughout the museum you can take a free audio tour through your cell phone. Very cool! We loved this museum!

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Low-tech history!
By Happy Host Verified Reviewer from Wellesley, MA on
Pros:
On the Freedom Trail, Well-curated exhibits, John Hancock's coat
Best Uses:
On the trail,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Old State House Museum:

Cashiers reminded us that we got a discount in the gift shop. Again, the GoCard made us feel like VIPs!

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Hours

Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (Open until 6:00 pm for Memorial Day through Labor Day)
Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Public Transportation

Take the T: Orange or Blue Lines to State Street stop. The Old State House is located directly above the station.

Address

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: (617) 720-1713

Website: Old State House Museum

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