https://www.revolutionaryspaces.org/old-state-house/ Old State House Museum
206 Washington St
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The Old State House was the focal point for many of the dramatic events of the Revolution in Massachusetts, although it was not known as the State House until after the Revolution. When this building was first constructed in 1713, it was known as the Town House and it was the center of royal government in the Massachusetts Bay colony.
In 1879, a group of determined citizens formed the Boston Antiquarian Club. Two years later, the group reorganized as the Bostonian Society, and organized a museum of Boston’s history in the Old State House. The Bostonian Society merged with the Old South Association in January 2020 to form Revolutionary Spaces.
Today, the Old State House is located amid the skyscrapers of downtown Boston as a museum of Boston’s role in the American Revolution. Operated by Revolutionary Spaces and owned by the City of Boston, the Old State House is a site within the Boston National Historical Park on the Freedom Trail.