Guided Tours


The Old State House offers a variety of tours throughout each day. A different tour starts every 30 minutes.

Boston Massacre Tour

(10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30pm 4:30pm)

Explore the actual site of the Boston Massacre and discover what really happened on that cold March night in 1770, when an angry crowd surrounded British troops in front of the Old State House. In the end, five Bostonians were killed and The Bloody Massacre on King Street became the most infamous story in Revolutionary America.

Old State House Tour

(10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 4:00pm,  5:00pm)

The Old State House was the political center of Revolutionary Boston and the first sparks of the American Revolution took place in or near this amazing building. Experience the power of the revolutionary ideas that were debated here and discover how the passionate voices of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis and others rang out from these halls and changed American history forever. 

Revolutionary Boston Tour

(A Different Tour Each Day at 3:00pm)

Take part in a fascinating exploration of life in Revolutionary Boston with a uniquely different tour every day! Each of these in-depth and personal tours begin in the historic rooms of the Old State House and have been designed to inform and delight! Fun and engaging tours include: Revolutionary Women, Guns of the Revolution and the Politics of Fashion. 

Revolutionary Characters™ Live!

(11:00am, 2:00pm, 3:30)

Characters from the pages of history will return to the Old State House after 240 years to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Visitors won't want to miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with people like John Rowe, Ame Cummings, Thomas Crafts, and Elizabeth Murray.