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Massachusetts State House

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Address: 24 Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02133-1099
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic...

Designed in 1798 by renowned architect Charles Bulfinch, the historic building is dominated by a magnificent gold dome.

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I really enjoyed this historical site, we followed a free guided tour that actually explained us almost everything we needed to know. Very nice experience

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Venezia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed this historical site, we followed a free guided tour that actually explained us almost everything we needed to know. Very nice experience

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Built on John Hancock's land, design by Bullfinch with a pine cone peeked dome hammered by Paul Revere himself and housing the Sacred Cod what's not to like about this majestic structure of Boston

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Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking through downtown, my girlfriend and I came across a law enforcement and firefighter memorial that was located right in front of the State House. Working in law enforcement, this was a memorial that I thoroughly enjoyed seeing. This was a memorial that I did not even know existed. I highly suggest stopping by to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The unmistakable State House is the start to the Freedom Trail and has some amazing history. Listen in on a guided tour or ask Google to tell you about the history of the gold dome. It is fascinating. We learned the most about it on the duck tour.

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Enfield CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Call and book a free guided tour of the State House!! Knowledgeable guide takes you through the beautiful building and we got to see the legislature in session.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right accross the street from the Boston Common. Fine looking building. Lit up at night. My advice is if you're a photographer, to take a picture of it in the twilight.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Massachusetts State House is located in Beacon Hill and within walking distance of the Boston Common, North End, Fanuel Hall, China Town and other attractions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We started the freedom trail at Boston common which is at the base of the hill for the state house. The tour was free and only about 30 minutes but it's a great way to start the walk because it sets the tone for the revolution and the civil war and all of the other historical things Boston has played... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great view of history. We love to visit state capitols and learn their history. The building was very pristine, great information available for it's history.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I highly recommend this to anyone. American, Bostonian, Foreigner or otherwise. The buildings architecture is beautiful and the history and decor is impressive. If you're able to get a full tour, do so. It's in many ways nicer than the nations Capitol building in Washington DC.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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