May 24 - June 16

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday
11 AM | 1 PM | 3PM

Come face-to-face with the Revolution

Meet the men and women of Boston who, 250 years ago, witnessed the birth of America. Encounter costumed interpreters portraying real historical figures, both famous and not-so-famous, and hear their personal stories of world-changing events. Ask questions, take a selfie, and get a new perspective on what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution.

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

This program runs approximately 35 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions >>

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

  • Where is Revolutionary Characters LIVE! being performed?
    Performances take place in the Council Chamber, on the second floor of the Old State House, up the spiral staircase.

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

  • Is the performance appropriate for children?
    We recommend this performance for children ages 8 and up. There is no explicit language or imagery.


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