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Old State House

86
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 5 publications
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Excellent

say expert reviewers

Top 2% in Boston About the TripExpert Score

5 expert recommendations

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Fodor's Tick Choice

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 →

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Frommer's 35

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 →

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Lonely Planet Tick 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 →

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Michelin Guide 54

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 →

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Not For Tourists

Oldest surviving public building in Boston. Full review →

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