Experience Revolutionary Boston at the Old State House Museum and Boston Massacre Historic Site. Historically, the Old State House was the political, economic, and geographic center of the Massachusetts Bay colony since it was built in 1713, though a structure devoted to government has stood on its site since the mid 17th century. Because of the very ideals of self-government first expressed within the building, The Old State House has played host to the most influential minds that helped shaped the world as we know it today. Now, you can explore three floors of exciting treasures such as John Hancock’s red velvet coat, real tea from the Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere’s dramatic “Bloody Massacre on King Street”–a political cartoon that in 1770 sent tremors through the colonies and helped spark the American Revolution.
Boston & Cambridge, Family Oriented, History, Culture & Libraries