Old State House Museum
206 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109-1713
Explore two floors of exciting treasures like real tea from the Boston Tea Party.
Experience Revolutionary Boston at the Old State House Museum and Boston Massacre Historic Site. Historically, the Old State House was the political, economic, and geographic center of the Massachusetts Bay colony since it was built in 1713, though a structure devoted to government has stood on its site since the mid 17th century. Because of the very ideals of self-government first expressed within the building, The Old State House has played host to the most influential minds that helped shaped the world as we know it today. Now, you can explore three floors of exciting treasures such as John Hancock's red velvet coat, real tea from the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere's dramatic "Bloody Massacre on King Street"--a political cartoon that in 1770 sent tremors through the colonies and helped spark the American Revolution.
Take Interstate 93 to exit 24 B-A (for AIRPORT (RT-1A North)/GOV'T CENTER). Follow signs for 24 A/GOV'T CENTER. Off the ramp, turn left onto John Fitzgerald Surface Road. Travel 0.1m and turn right onto State Street. The Old State House is on the corner of Washington Street, but you will see the building in front of you as you come up State Street.
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Open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm
January: 9am - 4pm
July and August: 9am - 6pm
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Take the Orange or Blue Lines to State Street. Follow signs for "Old State House" to street level. The station is directly beneath the Old State House; the entrance to the Library is across the pedestrian mall at 15 State Street (under the National Park Service Visitor Center sign).