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  Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill, Boston
by Ewingjr98
  • Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill, Boston - Boston
      Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill, Boston
    by Ewingjr98
  • Massachusetts State House - Boston

Perched on Beacon Hill, the State House is the home of Massachusetts' state government, and its statues, paintings, and artifacts make this building a museum dedicated to the state's history.

The building was constructed by Boston's famous architect, Charles Bulfinch, and was completed in 1798. The cornerstone was laid by none other than Sam Adams and Paul Revere. The original building, known as the Bulfinch Front, today makes up less than 10% of the existing structure after a major expansion in 1895 and a smaller expansion in 1917.

Outside of the State House, you will find statues of Daniel Webster, Civil War General Joseph Hooker, and John F. Kennedy among others.

One of my favorite areas inside the State House is the Hall of Flags. On display here are flags from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

The Senate Chamber lies directly under the golden dome.

Directions: On the north side of Boston Common
Phone: +1 617-727-3676
Website: http://www.sec.state.ma.us/trs/trsbok/trstour.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 7, 2005
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