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The Massachusetts State House, designed by US Capitol architect Charles Bulfinch, is one of Boston’s oldest—and most iconic—buildings. Home to both the state legislature and the governor’s office, it has been the commonwealth’s seat of government since it was completed in 1798.
Visitors will learn all about the history and architecture of the State Capitol.
You will also be shown the House and Senate Chambers, and learn about the Ladybug (our state insect) and of the “Sacred Cod”.
The 45-minute tours are held year-round on weekdays from 10 am to 3:30 pm. But you must call in advance to make a reservation.