Built : 1713
Architectural Style : Georgian
Timings : 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (Thursday- Sunday), Monday- Wednesday closed
Address : 206 Washington St., Boston, MA 02109, USA
Admission Fee : USD 12 (adults), USD 10 (seniors and students), USD 5 (ages under 12)
Exhibits : The Old State: A Hands-on-History, the Boston Massacre exhibit, From Colony to Commonwealth, Revolutionary Characters, Preservation of the Old State House
Major Event : Proclamation of the Declaration of Independence
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One of the oldest remaining buildings in Boston, and the seat of the Massachusetts General Court, the Old State House is a National Historic Landmark and one of he 16 Freedom Trail sites. The building is now a museum that not only attracts visitors for its architecture but also for its involvement in government proceedings and its association with the Boston Massacre and the country’s freedom.
The Old State House was built in 1713 in the Georgian style of architecture and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960. It has served as the seat of the Massachusetts General Court, the colony government and the state government at different points in time along with being the Boston city hall. The House is currently a museum that houses exhibits and other attractions to provide information about its history and also the infamous Boston Massacre that took place close by.
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