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How do you care for a 300-year-old building?

The spirit of the Old State House is more than just bricks and mortar, but even those bricks themselves have stories to tell. Through multiple fires, a planned demolition, and even a subway station in the basement, this building has stood strong for three centuries thanks to its caretakers and the collective will of the people of Boston. View archival photos, drawings, and architectural plans to see how the Old State House has stood the test of time, and will continue to inspire generations to come.

Entrance is included with general admission to the Old State House.

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  • How do I get to the Old State House?
    Please visit our Maps & Directions page.

  • Where is the exhibit?
    The exhibit is downstairs in the basement of the Old State House.

  • Are there any accessibility concerns to attend the exhibit?
    Please visit our Accessibility FAQs.


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