Entrance is included in the cost of admission.
Our Revolutionary Story
Native Bostonians and out-of-town visitors alike will want to make this your first stop at the Old State House. From occupation by British forces, to the Boston Massacre, to shaping the United States Constitution, Massachusetts and its citizens played a pivotal role in the birth of America. Stroll through time and watch the politics, the people, and even the geography of Boston change over the centuries as events unfold around you through unearthed artifacts and interactive maps.
More at the Old State House
- Reflecting AttucksA virtual exhibit that examines the memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African & Native descent who was the first to die in the Boston Massacre.Read more →
- Unfinished Business Film SeriesA film series exploring the legacy of protest, representation, and revolution embodied in our historical sites.Read more →
- Hands on HistoryFor 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.Read more →
- Colony to CommonwealthYour first stop in Boston! See how Massachusetts and its residents played a pivotal role in the birth of America.Read more →
- Council ChamberOnce 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.Read more →
- The Queen’s VisitExplore mementos and artifacts that commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s historic reign and visit to the Old State House in 1976.Read more →