Beautiful building and historically significant. Also the site of the Boston massacre.
I Truely love that I am from Boston! It really is the perfect city because there is so much to do and so much history but it isn't too big or crowded like New York or LA! There is a good mix of New, Old, and Historic! For example with this picture of the Old State house nestle in between all the sky scrapers.
The Old State House located in the heart of downtown Boston was constructed in the early eighteenth century. It was here that soldiers of the British crown massacred many innocent Bostonians leading to the American Revolution. Any visit to Boston isn't complete without visiting the oldest building in Boston, the Old State House.
In front of the Old State House is where the historic Boston Massacre occurred on March 5th, 1770.
I'm surprised there aren't more reviews of this place. I stayed in the Ames which was right next to the Old State house and I passed by it for four days without even bothering to look inside but just to go into the subway station or check out the store. On my last day I had some free time and I was able to go check it out.The historical significance of this place is MUCH greater than the 10 reviews it has garnered.The museum part is small but it is on the path of the freedom trail (which is a 2 hour walking tour!!! wow ...). They have many originals from the 1700 period when the first colonists came into Boston as well as extensive historical documentation of the significance of the house.This was the first reading of the declaration of independence. This was one of the first battles of the US against "her majesty" in England. It it is the quintessential representation of why we are all here today.Some powerful stuff, highly recommended.
Above from the Orange Line subway stop
The site of the Boston Massacre was just outside this old brick building, which manages to blend in with the conglomeration of both old stone and new glass buildings in the neighborhood. It is the oldest public building in Boston, and a stop on the Freedom Trail. Today there is a museum inside that focuses on the Boston Massacre. It sits atop State Street Station on the edge of the financial district.