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  THE NEW STATE HOUSE
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Construction of the "new" State House was completed in 1798 after 3 years of hard work. It stands directly across from the Boston Commons and on top of Beacon Hill on land once own by John Hancock. It was designed by a leading architect of the time, Charles Bullfinch. It's famous dome was once made of wooden shingles. Today it is sheather in copper, covered by 23 karat gold. A wooden codfish hangs in the House of Representatives chambers. It is said that the codfish signifies the importance of the fishing industry to the Commonwealth.

Tours are free to the public and the building is open Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Address: Beacon Street at Park Street
Phone: +1 617-727-3676
Website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/massachusettshouse.asp

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  • Updated Sep 12, 2006
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