Built in 1713, the Old State House was a seat of British power, and became a point of origin for vital debates about self-government that sparked the Revolution.
Today, it is a place for all people to connect to our nation’s birth and add their voices to the conversation that began here, 250 years ago.
Take part in a story that doesn’t belong to just one person, one place, or one era.
Join the ongoing American Revolution.
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REVOLUTIONARY CHARACTER CARDS
Explore the Old State House and experience American independence from a whole new perspective.
For young visitors and the young at heart, there's no better way to understand history than to reach out and touch it.
Sit in the seat of the British Empire's colonial power and be transported to the birth of American Independence.
Submit a video documentary by January 14, 2020 about a notable person who lived in your community.
PRESERVATION AT THE OLD STATE HOUSE
View archival photos, drawings, and architectural plans to see how the Old State House has stood the test of time.
FROM COLONY TO COMMONWEALTH
Trace the Revolutionary story of Massachusetts as the birth of America unfolds around you through rare artifacts and interactive displays.
POPULAR SONGS IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Get to know how popular music both reflected and influenced the ideology of a burgeoning nation.
OLD STATE HOUSE TOUR
The Old State House has witnessed and been part of the evolution of America for more than 300 years.
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