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RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

206 Washington St., Boston

Admission to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (57% Off)

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Highlights

Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

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SannaHELPFUL REVIEWER
1 ratings1 reviews
February 29, 2020
The museum itself is not that exciting (or extensive) but the two talks alternating every 30mins is what makes this an informative & enjoyable experience. If you time your visit well, there is a third daily special talk to attend as well. Check times in the gift shop
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Monica
6 ratings3 reviews
February 23, 2020
Our group of four really enjoyed the tour . We arrived a little early for the 2 o'clock tour. We ended up staying for three different tours all of which were included in the ticket price. Staff are very friendly and informative.
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JenniferTOP REVIEWER
38 ratings7 reviews
January 21, 2020
Informative place!
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TishTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
55 ratings22 reviews3 photos
January 16, 2020
The tour guide was awesome and the displays were very interesting. Great experience.
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MicheleTOP REVIEWER
20 ratings8 reviews
December 27, 2019
It was a good look into the history of Boston.
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angela
6 ratings1 reviews
November 28, 2019
The talks make this experience worth the price of admission. Not a whole lot of Items to see but much to learn.
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FredaTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
30 ratings22 reviews
October 19, 2019
The State House itself is only mildly intriguing, and the artifacts are minimal. What makes it worth the time and money are the plays and the extra talks that are available on occasion.
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Guest
1 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2019
Loved the tours and talks! And the exhibits are very informative!
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What You'll Get

Choose from Two Options

  • $14 for admission for two ($24 value)
  • $20.50 for admission for four ($48 value)

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for membership renewals. Groups of 10 or more must be booked in advance. Not valid on July 3-7. Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid with other offers or promotions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

About RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

". . . then and there the child Independence was born."

—John Adams, after hearing James Otis argue against the Writs of Assistance at the Old State House in 1761

The Old State House is a history book of a building. Within its walls, American revolutionaries gave birth to a new nation. RevolutionaryBoston—the museum that now occupies the building—tells their stories.


Museum Overview

Tours (Held Every 30 Minutes)

  • Old State House Tour: Relive the first days of the American Revolution
  • Boston Massacre Tour: Learn about the events leading to this tragedy and explore the actual site
  • Daily-Changing Tours: Delve into special topics such as revolutionary women and the politics of fashion

Artifacts

  • John Hancock’s red velvet coat
  • Tea salvaged from the Boston Tea Party
  • Muskets from the Revolutionary War

Other Things to Do

  • Visit the newly-restored 1764 Council Chamber and the Royal Governor’s Chair

Historical Timeline

  • 1713: Old State House is built
  • 1770: The Boston Massacre occurs outside the building
  • 1776:The Declaration of Independence is read from the balcony
  • 1780–1798: It becomes the first Massachusetts State House
  • 1798–1881: A bunch of other stuff happens
  • 1881: The Bostonian Society is founded to preserve the building

Boston's Freedom Trail

The Old State House occupies a spot along Boston's Freedom Trail: Two-and-a-half miles dotted with 16 different historical sites. Follow the brick-lined path to other destinations, such as the USS Constitution in the Boston Navy Yard.

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