Old State House
Old State House
Old State House

Old State House

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Top 2% of attractions in Boston
8 / 10

9 expert reviews

“Boston's oldest public building (1713), this stately brick edifice headquartered British officials until the Revolution.”

– Michelin Guide

Fodor's
"This colonial-era landmark has one of the most recognizable facades in Boston, with its State Street gable adorned by a brightly gilded lion and unicorn, symbols of British imperial power." Full review
Frommer's
"Built in 1713, this brick structure served as the seat of colonial government before the Revolution and as the state capitol until 1798." Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Dating to 1713, the Old State House is Boston’s oldest surviving public building, where the Massachusetts Assembly used to debate the issues of the day before the revolution." Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The Boston Massacre took place outside the building in 1770, and on July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from its balcony." Full review
Not For Tourists
"Oldest surviving public building in Boston."
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