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Massachusetts State House, Boston

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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The Massachusetts State House, also known as the Massachusetts Statehouse or the New State House, is the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts. The building, designed by architect Charles Bulfinch, was completed in January 1798 at a cost of $133,333 (more than five times the budget), and has repeatedly been enlarged since. It is one of the oldest state capitols in current use. It is considered a masterpiece of Federal architecture and among Bulfinch's finest works, and was designated a National Historic Landmark for its architectural significance.
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  • We went quite early on a Tuesday in June and were mostly on our own. There's a printed, free guide that lists what's where with detailed information. If you like flags you're in for a treat. 
    We went quite early on a Tuesday in June and were mostly on our own. There's a printed, free guide that lists what's where with detailed information. If you like flags you're in for a treat.  more »
  • An exterior view of the golden- dome building is nice, but it’s the interior that was most impressive. You are welcome to tour the halls and governmental chambers. They offer guided tours throughout.....  more
    An exterior view of the golden- dome building is nice, but it’s the interior that was most impressive. You are welcome to tour the halls and governmental chambers. They offer guided tours throughout.....  more »
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  • Marvelous piece of architecture. Beautiful... This place can be spotted in Boston by the gold gleaming dome roof which stands out amongst the buildings. It also falls in line of freedom trail. Magnificent, truly amazing and beautifully well kept. I immediately knew I was going to like Boston, and I wasn't wrong. There are multiple historical buildings around and I truly enjoyed the sense of history there was throughout the city. It's really nice to see historical buildings amongst the modern architecture.
  • If you ever have the opportunity to visit Boston, definitely, I say most definitely take time to visit the very historic State House. You will not be disappointed. The staff here are super professional and friendly. I recommend you set aside a few hours to take it all in, so many statues, murals and history to. The architecture is amazing and the garden is very touching. Paying tribute to those who made our great nation what it is today. Definitely recommend for history buffs, children age 7 and older. There are several floors to be soon. Bring your camera 📷 and comfortable walking shoes. There are tours offered as well. Take advantage of this opportunity to see history.

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