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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., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 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., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.)

Revolutionary Characters Live!
Travel back to the 18th-century to meet real people, famous and not so famous, who will share what it was like to live in Boston in the exciting days leading up to the American Revolution. (11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 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.


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Upcoming Events:

Book Reading and Signing with Patrick Gabridge author of Steering to Freedom

Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. at the Old State House
Click here to register for this free event

Steering to Freedom is a novel based on the thrilling true story of Robert Smalls. In May 1862, Robert Smalls, a slave and ship's pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafts a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it along with the crew and their families to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faces an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, Steering to Freedom tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young man who becomes the first black captain of a US military ship, while struggling to navigate a path to freedom for himself, his family, and his people.

Patrick Gabridge is an award-winning playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. He is the script writer of the museum theater piece titled Blood on the Snow that will be produced at the Old State House in May 2016.




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