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Daily Events at the Old State House

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Old State House Tours
The Old State House was the political center of Revolutionary Boston and the first sparks of the American Revolution took place in or near this amazing building. Experience the power of the revolutionary ideas that were debated here and discover how the passionate voices of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis and others rang out from these halls and changed American history forever. (10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.)

Boston Massacre Tours
Explore the actual site of the Boston Massacre and discover what really happened on that cold March night in 1770, when an angry crowd surrounded British troops in front of the Old State House. In the end, five Bostonians were killed and The Bloody Massacre on King Street became the most infamous story in Revolutionary America. (10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.)

Theme Tour
Theme tour daily at 3:00 p.m. based on topics choosen and researched by our Education Associates. Call 617-720-1713, ext. 21 for details on the day's tour.


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


Upcoming Events:

Yours Forever

Old State House
Tuesday, February 10, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
$10 for non-members, $5.00 for members
Please register here!

An evening with one of the Two Nerdy History Girls, Susan Holloway Scott, who writes novels under the name Isabella Bradford. She will discuss historical love stories and artifacts that have inspired her novels and will sign books afterward.

Enjoy delicious hors d'ouerves and dessert, and meet John and Dolly Hancock while viewing artifacts of love from the collection.


Members get $5.00 off ticket price; contact Heather Rockwood for membership code. Want to become a member? Visit here for more information.


February School Vacation Week

Old State House
February 16-20, during museum hours

Come to the Old State House to learn about Boston's colonial past. Young visitors can hunt for clues and artifacts using the Old State House scavenger hunt or drop-in on hands-on historical activities offered daily between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Practice the art of colonial quill and ink writing; fashion a royal coat of arms; and meet a Revolutionary Character who will share what it was like to live in Boston in the days before the American Revolution. All activities are free with admission. Kids 18 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted to the Old State House FREE! Check back for a schedule of activities.


Boston Massacre reenactment and commemoration

Old State House
Saturday, March 7

The Old State House will be abuzz with activity on Saturday, March 7, 2015 commemorating and reenacting the Boston Massacre on its 245th Anniversary. During the day, visit the Old State House for family programming that explores the Massacre and its aftermath.

As night falls, witness the famous event reenacted on the spot where it happened in 1770. The reenactment begins at 7:00 p.m., but come early and meet patriots, loyalists, and moderates who will share their stories of that shocking night.


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