State House Tours

The Massachusetts State House is one of the most historic structures in the United States. State House tours are conducted by the staff of the Tours and Government Education Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office and by volunteers well-versed in the history and architectural background of the State House. The tours are given weekdays year-round from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and are free of charge. The State House is closed on weekends and holidays.

Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol as well as visits to the major ceremonial halls and the chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives.

State House Tours Office

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State House Security Information

State House security regulations require all visitors to pass through metal detectors and have their bags and packages scanned.


Group Tours

Tours for school classes and other groups of 10 or more should be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. Please contact our office for more information.


Washington, DC Tours

Representative Mahoney often receives requests for information on obtaining tickets for tours of historic buildings in our nation's capital. However, all requests for tours of Washington, DC landmarks like the White House and the U.S. Capitol need to be coordinated through one of our Congressional representatives. 

Use the links below to contact either your representatives in Congress about available tours. You can also learn more at the White House's Tours page or the U.S. Capitol's Tours page.

Senator Warren’s Website

Senator Markey’s Website

Congressman McGovern's Website