A performance of Cato & Dolly in Representatives Hall at the Old State House.

Cato & Dolly

JUN 17 – AUG 11, 2019 At the Old State House The names you never knew. The stories you’ll never forget. The original play Cato & Dolly offers a glimpse of everyday life inside the Hancock House through the eyes of those who lived there: Cato Hancock, an enslaved man serving the Hancock household, and Dolly Hancock, John Hancock’s wife and First Lady of Massachusetts. Blood on the Snow playwright Patrick Gabridge gives life to the Revolutionary-era figures whose lives… Read more Cato & Dolly

The Petition performing in the Council Chamber of the Old State House.

The Petition

AUG 12 – SEP 29, 2019 At the Old State House He stood by his countrymen, even if they would not stand by him. In Boston in 1774, the Sons of Liberty cry out for freedom from tyranny. But for the thousands of men, women, and children enslaved in Massachusetts, the words “liberty” and “freedom” have a very different meaning. Abolitionist and free black man Prince Hall knows that the people are hungry for change, but will the men in… Read more The Petition

Old State House

Old State House

The Old State House and Old South Meeting House will be closed to the public and all events cancelled until further notice to combat the spread of COVID-19 → Built in 1713, the Old State House was a seat of British power and site of the Boston Massacre. It became a point of origin for vital debates about self-government that sparked the Revolution. Today it serves as a museum where all people can come together to connect to our shared… Read more Old State House

A woman and young girl play with costume pieces at the Old State House.

Revolutionary Spaces Members

Revolutionary Spaces members have the chance to connect to the history and continuing practice of democracy through the intertwined stories of two of the nation’s most iconic sites – Boston’s Old South Meeting House and Old State House. Revolutionary Spaces members enjoy free admission to the sites, discounts at the museum shops, invitations to special events, and more!   Revolutionary Spaces members keep their memberships for one year from the time of purchase. If you are an existing member of… Read more Revolutionary Spaces Members

Busy street in front of the Old South Meeting House.

About Us

A Letter from the President & CEO Dear Visitors, Welcome! In January 2020, the Bostonian Society and Old South Association merged to become Revolutionary Spaces. This merger enhances our ability to sustain Old South Meeting House and the Old State House as dynamic resources at the center of Boston’s cultural and civic life, while telling the interwoven stories of these two iconic sites. The 250th anniversary of the American Revolution brings a renewed focus to our nation’s founding principles. The… Read more About Us