Old State House

The oldest surviving public building in Boston, the Old State House was built in 1713 to house the offices of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  It served as the meeting place for the exchange of local and economic news and was the setting of many stirring speeches and debates by patriots against the British.  An impassioned speech by James Otis was one of the events that led to the American Revolution.The street beneath the Balcony side of the building is where the Boston Massacre occured.  Today the Old State House is a museum of the city's history and located along the Freedom Trail.

By MBTA (recommended)
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.
OR take the Green Line to Government Center, and walk down Court Street one block to State Street.
OR take the Red Line to Downtown Crossing and walk down Washington Street toward City Hall to State Street (several blocks).

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  • Old State House
  • 206 Washington Street
  • Boston, MA 02101
  • (617) 720-1713
  • Directions
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