Calendar of Events


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.


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Upcoming Events:

April School Vacation Week

Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at the Old State House. Drop-in during school vacation week for 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. Activities take place continuously between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24
Explore the Old State House with an interactive scavenger hunt.

Tuesday, April 21: Tavern Games
Pass a little time inside the Old State House playing an assortment of fun, family-friendly, tavern games from 18th-century Boston.

Wednesday, April 22: Make Your Own Coat of Arms
In colonial America, a coat of arms was the ultimate status symbol. Come see the royal British coat of arms at the Old State House, and learn how to fashion your very own.

Thursday, April 23: Experience Revolutionary Characters™ Live! at the Old State House!
Mr. Thomas Crafts will return to the Old State House to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Don't miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with a truly Revolutionary Character™ (12:00, 2:00 p.m, and 3:30 p.m.).

Friday, April 24: What Ails You?
Gout, consumption, and smallpox are a just a few of the diseases afflicting colonists. Play our medical card game to learn more about colonial disease, cures, and the illustrious Boston doctors responsible for caring for the ill.


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