Calendar of Events

 

Daily Events at the Old State House

Old State House History Tours
Guides lead visitors through the historic chambers of the Old State House highlighting the revolutionary events that occurred here and the many changes this building has seen. These 20 minute tours are offered every hour 10:00 to 4:00 (except 3:00).


Boston Massacre Tours
Visitors are led to the site of the Boston Massacre, just outside the Old State House. Guides explain the circumstances leading to the infamous incident, the bloody details of the event itself, as well as its remarkable aftermath. These 20 minute tours are offered every half hour 10:30 to 3:30. Tours are conducted indoors in inclement weather.


Themed Tours
Each day a different themed tour is offered at 3:00 p.m. Please call ahead for details.


 

Check out Revolutionary Boston at the Old State House to learn more and plan your visit!

 

Upcoming Events:

April School Vacation Week: Monday April 21 - Friday April 25

Come to the Old State House to drop-in on one of our hands-on historical activities! All activities are free with museum admission. Kids 18 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted to the Old State House for FREE. A different activity every day!


Monday, April 21: 18th-Century Portraits
Learn about popular poses and props that were used in portraits of the 1700s, and then use our backdrop and props to create your own "portrait." Activity takes place continuously between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


Tuesday, April 22: Experience Revolutionary Characters™ Live! at the Old State House!
Mr. John Rowe will return to the Old State House after 240 years to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with a truly Revolutionary Character™ on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24 at 12:00, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm.


Wednesday, April 23: Art of the Quill
Try your hand at the art of colonial quill and ink writing! Activity takes place continuously between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


Thursday, April 24: Experience Revolutionary Characters™ Live! at the Old State House!
Mr. John Rowe will return to the Old State House after 240 years to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with a truly Revolutionary Character™ on Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24 at 12:00, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm.


Friday, April 25: 18th-Century Portraits
Learn about popular poses and props that were used in portraits of the 1700s, and then use our backdrop and props to create your own "portrait." Activity takes place continuously between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

Treasure or Trouble: Preserving our Past!

May is Preservation month! Join us every Saturday in May from 12-3:00 pm for preservation activities and a tour!

This year we invite visitors to put on a pair of white gloves and explore the preservation history of the Old State House by viewing and touching building elements removed during preservation. Every Saturday at 3:30, a special tour will detail the history of the 300 year old Boston landmark.

For more information on Preservation Month please click here.

 


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