- You don’t have to be a Massachusetts resident to enjoy the history and sights of the State
House. Energetic guides waste no time delving into the history and eagerly answering questions in this 45-minute tour. Built in 1798, the State House shows off a famous gold dome that is considered the center of Boston.
Inside, you will see lawmakers at work in the Senate Chambers and House of Representatives. Take note of the iron railings on the main stair case because the design in truly one of a kind. After it was built, the molds were broken to ensure the railings would never be recreated. Reflect in the ‘The Hall of Flags’ where more than 400 original flags carried to battle by Massachusetts’s men are displayed.
Guides point out a wooden codfish that signifies the importance of the fishing industry in Massachusetts. Learn how Harvard Students managed to smuggle the fish out as a prank before police recaptured it.
24 Beacon Street
Monday Through Friday 10-4
*Recommended to schedule tours in advance