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State House, Boston: 47 reviews and 87 photos

  The east facade with the independence balcony
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  • The east facade with the independence balcony - Boston
      The east facade with the independence balcony
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  • The clock on the east facade - Boston
      The clock on the east facade
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  • John Adams get his share of limelight - Boston
      John Adams get his share of limelight
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  • John Hancock memorabilia - Boston
      John Hancock memorabilia
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  • The view from the balcony - Boston
      The view from the balcony
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The original state house, now known as the Old State House, is located in Boston's financial district. It housed Britain's colonial government between 1713 and 1776. From independence, the building was converted to several uses such as a produce market, a merchant's exchange, a Masonic lodge and Boston's city hall.

One of America's most important historical landmarks, the Old State House is today a museum dedicated to the American revolution. Take time to stop by the sound and light show on the Boston Massacre for a better appreciation of the most critical points in American history.

The balcony on the east facade is most significant for being the site of the declaration of American independence in 1776. One wonders if the founding fathers of America at that time have envisioned their country to become the world's most powerful, economically, politically and militarily.

Phone: +1 617-727-3676
Website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/massachusettshouse.asp

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2010
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