Boston - Old State House and Boston Massacre Site


The Old State House is a key site for the American Revolution. It was here that the Boston Massacre took place, freedom from England was debated, and independence was announced to Boston.  This is a major site on the Freedom Trail

Inside the Old State House Museum, you can view the the Bostonian Society's huge collection of artifacts focused on the American Revolution in Boston along with access to the Bostonian Society Library and Archives. There are interactive exhibits, many artifacts, 18th-century artwork, and the stories of Bostonians who lived during the Revolution

Don’t miss:

The Boston Massacre Multimedia presentation which presents facts of the Boston Massacre and its importance in the American Revolution

Free Tours with Admission (ask at the ticket counter for additional information):
Old State House:  10:00 a.m., 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm
Boston Massacre:  10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 2:30 pm
Revolutionary Characters Live:  11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm


206 Washington Street   Boston, MA 20109

Admission Fee

The museum is open 7 days a week.
Labor Day - Memorial Day:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve Day
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

You can purchase tickets at the ticket counter inside the Old State House Museum or online

Getting There

To get here take the T (subway)
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

Green Line to Government Center
Walk down Court Street one block to State Street.

Red Line to Downtown Crossing
Walk down Washington Street toward City Hall to State Street (several blocks).

Additional driving directions are available online  


If you are visiting multiple attractions in Boston, purchase a Go Boston card by Smart Destinations 

Be aware there are many stairs,  and no ramps are available at this time.  Wear good shoes.

This attraction will take you 30 minutes or more depending on your interest.  Combine with Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market nearby.


 Visit the Official Old State House Website for more information