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Historic Site, History Museum
206 Washington St (at State St)
Boston, MA 02109
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • Just outside the building, five men were among the first casualties in the Boston Massacre. The Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the balcony in 1776.
  • Let freedom ring: the Declaration of Independence was first revealed to Boston at the Old State House.
  • Oldest public building in Boston. Built 1813. Once tallest building in city. Now a museum w/subway station below. Chicago almost purchased building in 1882 and moved it there. More info via our blog
  • Site of Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. Now solely marked via a ring of cobblestones in a small traffic island on east side of building. (Beware traffic!) More info on this incident via our blog
  • The beautiful spiral staircase is NOT original to the building, but was added when OSH became Boston's City Hall. Snap a picture anyway!
  • The Declaration of Independence was originally read from here. Cool.
  • hipsters say its cooler than the new state house
  • From 1771 to 1783, the city of Boston observed March 5th as a holiday, calling it Massacre Day.
  • The lion and unicorn statues that adorn the top of the building were taken down and restored in 2014, when it was a discovered a time capsule was hidden within the lion.
  • I came with the idea that I will see a basic museum but it's not! It's a really good museum! For adults, teenagers and children! Come at lunch time because it small so you'll have more space. :)
  • The "T" runs right under and exits here. Take the orange line to State stop.
  • Any historical site involving the British getting their butts handed to them is worth visiting
  • Among the most important places in American history. Where Adams, Hancock, Otis, and others first challenged British authority. And laid the foundations for American government and independence.
  • Location where the Boston Massacre occurred and the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed. Admission to the museum is worth it!
  • Boston Revolutionary Museum
  • It is majestic history at it's best.
  • It's really super.
  • The last of us best part of the game
  • really quick tour
  • Currently has the treaty of Paris on display. One of only 3 copies in the world!

Nearby places

1 S Market St (at Congress St & North St)
1 Faneuil Hall Sq (btwn Clinton & Chatham)
State St. (at Congress St.)