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  • Address: Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm

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Massachusetts State House Tours

Newcomers to the city of Boston often refer to it as “the city of history” because while walking along the Freedom Trail, you encounter so many important historical points—points that were instrumental in the founding of America. It makes for an incredible walk through time, and one of the highlights on this Freedom Trail is a visit to the Massachusetts State House.

Built in 1788, the “new” Massachusetts State House is built across from the Boston Common on the top of Beacon Hill. Known far and wide for its gilded gold dome (it’s actually made of wood and copper, but topped with 24-karat gold), the State House symbolizes what the founding fathers had envisioned upon landing at Plymouth Rock – to build a city upon a hill. Inside, the working State House houses working government officials, beautiful murals depicting colonial times of war, spacious marble-filled corridors, and other historical items that reflect the heritage of the Boston area – a pinecone high atop the dome pays homage to Boston’s logging industry, and the “Sacred Cod” is a nod to the fishing industry—both paragons of the early industry that made Boston one of the most influential cities in America.

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The Massachusetts State House is located on Beacon Hill, in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Free 30 to 45-minute tours are given weekdays year-round from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

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New York City to Boston Day Trip with Spanish Guide, New York City, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

New York City to Boston Day Trip with Spanish Guide

Boston, además de ser la ciudad más grande del estado de Massachusetts y su capital, es una de las ciudades más antiguas de EE.UU. Es ...  Read more

Location: New York, New York
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $120.00
Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour, Boston, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private 3-Hour Boston Freedom Trail Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 30 Reviews

Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $236.40
Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run, Boston, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Boston's Freedom Trail 5K Run

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Freedom Trail running tour is the active way to tour historic Boston! This unique, guided run will show you Boston's most famous historical sites in an ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Freedom Trail and Fun Tales Pedicab Tour, Boston, Running Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Freedom Trail and Fun Tales Pedicab Tour

The revolution will be tricycle-vised!  We'll take you on a fascinating ride through Boston's "Freedom History".  The story of America's birth flows ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour, Boston, Pedicab Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Tour the Boston Common and Beacon Hill areas and visit more than 30 movie locations on this captivating movie and TV walking tour! This tour is a must for film ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce, Boston, Movie & TV Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Boston Freedom Trail Tour in Luxury Rolls-Royce

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover Boston's rich history with this private tour of the Freedom Trail and its many historic sites throughout the city. Explore spots from downtown Boston ...  Read more

Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $900.00
Full Day Boston City Tour from New Hampshire, Manchester, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full Day Boston City Tour from New Hampshire

Avoid fighting traffic and parking issues when driving yourself. This one day Boston tour offers a wonderful way to see some of its major landmarks and learn ...  Read more

Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.00

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