Old State House and Old South Meeting House
Museum Exhibits, Walking Tours, Gallery Talks, and More!
Inspire the Future.
Educational experiences for groups of all ages
& Epic Stories
Discover the people, places, and moments
that started a revolution and built a nation
Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of America's founding through our diverse tour offerings.
the Old State House
Politics, Vandalism, and the Boston Tea Party
Two Iconic Sites.
One Revolutionary Experience.
Old State House & Old South Meeting House
Constructed in 1713, the Old State House was the center of royal government in the Massachusetts Bay colony and the focal point for many of the Revolution’s most dramatic events. It was here that the Boston Massacre occurred in 1770.
Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston and the site of the most stirring mass meetings that led to the American Revolution, including the gathering that led to the Boston Tea Party.
Today, these historic sites and museums—located just two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston—provide thought-provoking exhibits, compelling tours, exciting educational offerings, and engaging public programs.