photo courtesy of Pearson+Killian Photography

Enter the Birthplace of the American Revolution

The Old State House is where the Revolution was born. It was here that the Boston Massacre took place, freedom was debated, and independence was announced to Boston. 

Exhibitions at the Old State House

Daily Tours at the Old State House

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

photo courtesy of Pearson + Killian Photography

photo courtesy of Pearson + Killian Photography

OLD STATE HOUSE TOUR

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 pm, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm) 

 

BOSTON MASSACRE TOUR

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 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm)

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. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with these Revolutionary Characters. (11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm)

PLAN A GROUP Tour

Visiting as a Group? We offer several group tour options. Learn more about our group and school tours. 

DAILY SPECIAL TOUR

The daily Special Tour at 3:00 pm is based on topics chosen and researched by our Education Associates. Call 617-720-1713, ext. 21 for details on the day's tour.