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  The State House
by amsterdam_vallon

The State House

Designed by Charles Bulfinch, the State House was completed on January 11th, 1798, and widely acclaimed as one of the more magnificent and well-suited buildings in the country. The land was originally used as John Hancock's cow pasture.

Today, the State House is the oldest building on Beacon Hill, and its grounds cover 6.7 acres of land. In 1802, the original wooden dome was covered with copper to prevent water leakage. In 1874, the dome was gilded with 23-carat gold leaf. The State House is the seat of Massachusetts' state government.

Freedom Trail Walking Info :
From here, you can visit the Park Street Church by following The Trail down the Park Street side of the Common.

Directions: The State House
Beacon Street
Open Mon. - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Phone: 16177273676
Website: http://www.state.ma.us/sec/trs

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  • Updated Mar 31, 2004
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