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.
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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.
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.