(Courtesy Bostonian Society)
Freedom Trail attraction. Built in 1713, the Old State House is 300 years old, making it one of Boston’s oldest remaining buildings. Before the Revolution, it served as the seat of Royal government, and after, it became the Commonwealth’s first State House. In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place here. Get a unique look at early American history, as each visitor receives a real-life character card upon admittance, which influences their exploration of the site. Tours include 30-minute Boston Massacre tours, and 20-minute tours of the Council Chamber and second floor. Open daily 9 am-5 pm. Admission: $8.50-$10. Youth (6-18) free.