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Massachusetts State House Tours and Tickets

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Crowning Boston’s Beacon Hill, the Massachusetts State House is the seat of Massachusetts’ government and one of many sites on the city’s Freedom Trail—a red-brick route connecting its American Revolution-related landmarks. Opened in 1798, the gold-domed building has an impressive interior filled with art and historical artifacts.

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Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 14 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour of The Freedom Trail

Tour of The Freedom Trail

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Travel back in time to colonial New England on a 90-minute historic walking tour. With a length of just 1.2-miles, you can enjoy the experience without breaking a sweat. Your costumed and in-character guide gives you an immersive understanding of life during America’s infancy. Hear exclusive stories about the country’s Founding Fathers and discover iconic historical sites. 
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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Boston Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Boston Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Combine two attractions Boston has to offer—delicious food and rich history—on this tour that starts in the popular North End and continues along the Freedom Trail. Snack your way through this historic Italian neighborhood, trying fresh bread at a hidden bakery and enjoying an Italian salumeria. Once fortified, walk the Freedom Trail to discover the rich history of the American Revolution and experience the modern city Boston is now.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

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Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour

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Boston History & Highlights Walking Tour

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Explore Boston on foot with this small group walking tour. See highlights like Boston Harbor, Custom House Tower, Faneuil Hall, and Quincy Market. Learn the true story behind the Boston Massacre, and if you’re lucky, get a glimpse of government in action at the Massachusetts State House. See Beacon Hill, the Freedom Trail, and the lovely Boston Public Garden. Rest your legs and enjoy time with your local guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Boston Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

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Boston Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

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With its centuries of history, it’s no surprise Boston is packed with haunted sights, though they aren’t always easy for visitors to find. On this nighttime ghost tour, follow a guide to some of the city’s most storied landmarks, such as the Granary Burying Ground, the Boston Opera House, and the Massachusetts State House, and discover the hidden history and spooky sightings associated with each.
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  • 1 hour
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (2.5 Hours)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$37.50
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Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour

Self Guided Classic Freedom Trail Location Aware (GPS) Walking Audio Tour

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Explore Boston’s Freedom Trail independently and on your own time with this audio walking tour. The tour never expires, so take your time to learn about Boston’s history and explore its center in the company of the audio guide. An easy-to-navigate app with GPS allows you to wander confidently throughout Boston.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.75
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$5.75

Walk the Historic Freedom Trail

Walk the Historic Freedom Trail

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Cover the highlights of the Freedom Trail on this walking tour of Downtown Boston. A shorter route leading between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is ideal for travelers who don’t have the time or inclination to cover the full extended route. A costumed guide adds a theatrical touch to the experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$20.00
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River
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Boston Duck Boat Sightseeing City Tour with Cruise Along Charles River

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Hop into a duck boat—renovated World War II amphibious vehicle—for a comprehensive tour of Boston. Pass Boston Common, Quincy Market, and the Celtics' home turf at TD Garden. Then splashdown into the Charles River for a view of the city by boat. Learn all about Boston's history and landmarks as you go.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston
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Walking Tour of the Freedom Trail in Boston

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View all 16 official sites of Boston’s Freedom Trail in a single outing on this walking tour. Ideal for checking the trail off your sightseeing list without missing anything, you’ll start at the Massachusetts State House before seeing the Granary Burying Ground, Boston Massacre Site, USS Constitution and more. By covering each site with a guide, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the American Revolution and its causes than if you were alone or on a less comprehensive tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)

Freedom Trail: Small Group Tour of Revolutionary Boston (1.5 Hours)

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Boston's principal role in launching the American Revolution is linked by the brick-lined Freedom Trail. This world-famous pedestrian path is best experienced on foot, in a small group, with a knowledgeable local guide! This 1.5-hour tour travels the trail from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, providing guests a chance to see the historic highlights of the Freedom Trail in Downtown Boston. Our small-group walking tour delves deeply into the years 1768 to 1776, the tumultuous years leading into the American Revolution. We walk in the footsteps of Colonial Bostonians, all of whom grappled with the difficult—yet essential—question of loyalty or rebellion to crown and country. With a captivating storytelling approach, Hub Town Tours provides the perfect introduction to Boston's status as America's "Cradle of Liberty." As we travel past historic landmarks from Revolutionary Boston, your guide shares the gripping story of a small colonial town careening toward war with a global empire.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Boston Boo's and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl by US Ghost Adventures

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Boston Boo's and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl by US Ghost Adventures

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Join us and take a haunted crawl through some of Boston's most historic locations and notable pubs. You'll visit some of the finest bars in the city and learn about the terrifying experiences. Visit the bar where John F. Kennedy wrote some of his famous speeches, along with visiting several other unique and haunted locations. On select nights, come have a few sips of local spirits while hearing about the city's local haunted Spirits and while exploring the beautiful streets of Boston. Join us on the new Spirits of Boston Haunted Pub Crawl and visit the city’s historic haunts and ghostly pubs and enjoy booze and Boo's at some of its most infamous paranormal and tipsy hotspots. Explore four of Beantown's best pubs and bars and all the haunted hotspots in between. *This tour price does not include tastings or tours of the facilities.
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  • 2 hours
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Self Guided "Historic Boston Downtown Freedom Trail" Audio/GPS Walking Tour

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Dig Deeper into Downtown Boston's historical sites between the Boston Common Visitors Center and Blackstone Corner at your own pace and schedule on this location aware, Smart Phone App Audio Walking Tour. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrators are fantastic. And the sound editing will make you forget it's technology that's guiding you. - It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime at your own pace. -Tour Never Expires. Listen later. -1 purchase works on 2 phones Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston along the freedom trial. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. This is our in depth Downtown Boston tour. For the whole Freedom Trail try our "Classic Freedom Trail Tour".
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

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Learn about Boston’s history and its culinary scene all at once on this group walking tour. Make your way through the North End and the surrounding area before walking part of the Freedom Trail, which snakes past notable historical sites in the city. Learn about the history of heritage of Boston from your guide and sample a variety of local food.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour (On Location Tours)
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Private Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour (On Location Tours)

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Fans of Boston-based TV shows and movies will love this walking tour of Boston Common and Beacon Hill. Step inside the bar where ‘Cheers’ was made famous and see more than 30 filming locations for popular flicks such as ‘Good Will Hunting.’ A local actor serves as your guide and entertains with fun facts about Boston highlights.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

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Walk the Boston's Freedom Trail on the most comprehensive tour on the market, with a local historian guide - from the green fields of Boston Common to the towering steeple at the Old North Church. Visit the best of Beantown's famous sites on this two-hour walking tour. Explore the sites integral to America's fervent pursuit for independence such as Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, King's Chapel, the Granary Burying Grounds, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Your guide is an expert in creating the scene and invoking your imagination - as they offer up remnants of the past throughout Boston's North End with a deep dive into the Italian culture.
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  • 2 hours
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Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

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Explore the rich history of Boston on this guided small-group tour of the Freedom Trail. Wander through the city's different neighborhoods and learn how Boston grew from a colonial settlement into a thriving metropolis. Beginning at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, walk along the streets of downtown, pass by the Massachusetts State House, and take in the beautiful sights of the Boston Public Garden, where the tour ends. Along the way, your guide will share some hidden gems and local favorites.
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  • 2 hours
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Boston - Beacon Hill: At your leisure & your pace. An audiovisual walking tour.

Boston - Beacon Hill: At your leisure & your pace. An audiovisual walking tour.

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Forget rigid walking tour itineraries and the need to wait for other travelers thanks to this self-guided audio tour of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Instead, begin the tour at the time which suits you and explore at your own pace while still learning about the history, culture, and architecture of your surrounds.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Boston Private City Tour

Boston Private City Tour

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Discover the best of Boston and see the sights that interest you most on this half-day tour. Board your private vehicle along with your group and explore key landmarks in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. See Harvard University, Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library, Beacon Hill, and much more while listening to commentary from your driver about Boston’s history.
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  • 4 hours
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Boston Walk Through History Private & All-Inclusive Tour

Boston Walk Through History Private & All-Inclusive Tour

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Maximize time in Boston with this private sightseeing tour focused on city history. Meet your guide in the morning and set out on a city stroll that includes top historic landmarks including Boston Common, Paul Revere’s House, and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Learn about American history along the Freedom Trail and taste some of Boston’s best food during this full-day private tour.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$299.00
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Boston Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Boston Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Independently explore central Boston with a scavenger hunt. Learn about Boston’s history, architecture, and cinematic heritage with challenges that take you past the Old City Hall, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Common, the Massachusetts State House, and Faneuil Hall, among other places. Solve each challenge to move onto the next location.
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  • 3 hours
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Boston’s Freedom Trail: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Boston’s Freedom Trail: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Go beyond Revolutionary War history books with this affordable walking tour in Boston. • Take in important historical landmarks like the Boston Common which was entangled in America’s first fraudulent land transaction and the Granary Burial Ground • Hear from producer Mitch Lapin, a tour guide whose passion for history inspired him to lead guided tours for over ten years • Do it all in 75 minutes or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it • Use the virtual tour option at home Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$7.99
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Boston Highlights: Walking the Freedom Trail Exploration Game

Boston Highlights: Walking the Freedom Trail Exploration Game

Discover Boston’s landmarks by solving challenges and unlocking stories on your phone. Play the engaging exploration game, taking the role of an assistant to an influential politician, who has to expose him. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Highlights include: • Explore Massachusetts State House, the Old City Hall, Boston Massacre Site and lesser-known places. • Enjoy a uniquely crafted story brought to you by our talented writers. • Learn the stories of some of the martyrs of American independence. • Discover the true origins of Benjamin Franklin. • Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, outdoor escape game, and treasure hunt. After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes to 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Massachusetts State House hours of operation: Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.