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Old State House
206 Washington Street, Boston 02109 Driving directions
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Jul-Aug: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm - closed Bank Hols and 1st week Feb

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Boston's oldest public building (1713), this stately brick edifice headquartered British officials until the Revolution. The Boston Massacre took place outside the building in 1770, and on July 18, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read from its balcony. Inside, two floors accessed by a spiral staircase feature excellent historical exhibits.

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