See how events in our backyard have shaped the entire nation. Trace the ideals of the Revolution through Independence, abolition, struggles for civil rights, and into the present day.
JULY 4: The Declaration of Independence is read to the people of Boston from the balcony of the Old State House, just as it was in 1776.
Once an exclusive space for the most powerful men in Massachusetts, now all are invited to connect to our nation’s history in this meticulously-restored 18th-century room.
Discover compelling people who made a difference at Old South Meeting House and the history of protest and free speech that continues to this day.
The largest meeting space colonial Boston, this room was host to thousands of people leading to the Boston Tea Party, and has been a steadfast haven for free speech for almost three centuries.
The home of colonial government in Massachusetts in the 1700s, site of the Boston Massacre, and the point of origin for vital debates about self-government that continue today.
The largest gathering place in colonial Boston, where the Sons of Liberty denounced British rule and the Boston Tea Party began.
Your first stop in Boston! See how Massachusetts and its residents played a pivotal role in the birth of America.
For young visitors and the young at heart, there’s no better way to understand history than to reach out and touch it at the Old State House.
In-person and virtual discussions that confront key issues that sit at the heart of the American experiment in self-government.