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Massachusetts Town House


Built as the seat of British government in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.


1713

Focal point for rebellion


Site of speeches and protests against British policies prior to the American Revolution.


1761 - 1776

site of the Boston Massacre


British soldiers fire on a crowd of unarmed civilians, leaving five dead.


1770

Declaration of Independence


Boston’s first public reading of the document was from the balcony at the east end of the building.


1776

First State House


Seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


1776-1798

Bostonian Society Founded


Non-profit organization founded to save the Old State House from demolition.


1881

Historic Site and Museum


A place for all to explore the ideals and enduring legacy of the American Revolution.


1881-Today