The Queen's Visit

Temporary Exhibit

At the Old State House

Entrance is included in the price of admission.

With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, many Bostonians are remembering her visit to this city to join in the celebrations for the nation’s bicentenary. This visit in July of 1976 was the first time a reigning monarch came to Massachusetts, and featured a stop at the Old State House where she greeted the crowd from the balcony and delivered a speech in front of the building.

Visit the Old State House for a new temporary display of mementos and artifacts that commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s visit and historic reign. Additionally, we present below a digital copy of a pamphlet prepared for The Bostonian Society, one of the two organizations that joined to form Revolutionary Spaces, that recounts details of the Queen’s visit.

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