Massachusetts State House, Boston

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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/Downtown neighborhood of Boston. The building houses the Massachusetts General Court (state legislature) and the offices of the Governor of Massachusetts. The building, designed by noted 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.
The building is situated on 6.7 acres (27,000 m2) of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston, opposite the Boston Common on Beacon Street. It was built on land once owned by John Hancock, Massachusetts's first elected governor.
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  • Mandatory venue for sightseeing, take advantage of the bus tour that he passes ahead and you can take great photos. They say the top is made of gold and so it shines so much, in the afternoon the look looks more beautiful, good journey.
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  • Unfortunately we were not able to get to a guided tour so we set out on our own. The self guided tour sheet is easy to read and self explanatory. We were lucky to run into two government employees who...  more »
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  • The State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, which was completed on January 11, 1798, is the perfect location overseeing the Commons. This magnificent public build, with it's majestic huge gold dome, is a major tourist stop and part of the Freedom Trail. A jumping off point and ending spot to many major rallies over the years. I love glancing over seeing through the tree's the gold dome shining all lit up in many locations on the Commons. * Also, the two oldest tree's are right across the street at the Commons next to the 54th Regiment Monument from the State House.
  • A worth while place to visit in Boston. The rooms and halls are majestic. A throughly enjoyable place

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