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Massachusetts State House, Boston

#8 of 48 in Historic Sites in Boston
Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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 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 had a funny if rather unorthodox guide round the state house - he was entertaining but didn’t know answers to many of the groups questions, and he highlighted many things only to say they weren’t.....  more »
  • The State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, which was completed on January 11, 1798, is the perfect location overseeing the Commons. This historical active registration build, with it's majestic huge gold dome, is a major tourist stop and part of the Freedom Trail. It is also a jumping off point and mostly an ending spot to many major rallies over the years. * Also , the two oldest tree's are right across the street by the 54th Regiment Monument from the State House.
  • This was a wonderful visit! It's unfortunate that you can only go on weekdays since most people work during the week but I managed to score a day off to visit. Beautiful old building with plenty of History. They offer tours and it was completely worth it. You just need to make sure you go on a weekday! Be sure to check out the Women's Hall of Fame hallway

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