Old State House, Boston

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    Old State House

    by Carmanah Updated Dec 29, 2006

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    The old City Hall in Boston.

    Fondest memory: Here's the Old City Hall (aka: the old State House). It was built in 1713 and was the headquarters of the British government in Boston. 'It served as merchants’ exchange, general meeting place, site of revolutionary fervor in the legislature and as the symbol of Royal authority in the colony. The site played a central role in the story of the rebellion, from the Boston Massacre in 1770 which sparked the fires of the revolution, to the reading of the Declaration of Independence from the balcony in 1776.'

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    The Old State House

    by pili Written Mar 8, 2003

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    The Old State House

    Favorite thing: The Old State House was Boston's 18th century seat of government, the building was erected in 1713. In 1776 the Declaration of Independence was first read in Boston from the balcony at the Old State House. It continues to be read in the same place on July 4th of every year.
    It´s located in the downtown, near Faneuill Hall and Quincy Market.-

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    The Old State House

    by seagoingJLW Updated Mar 7, 2003
    Old State House

    Favorite thing: Built in 1713, this was the headquarters of the British Government in Boston. It is also on the Freedom Trail.

    The Boston Massacre occurred just outside its doors in 1770. It is the oldest surviving public building in Boston.

    Fondest memory: Now a Museum of Boston History, it is located at the corner of State and Washington Streets.

    For information phone:
    617-720-1713

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    • Museum Visits

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    The Old State House

    by Nathalie_B Updated Dec 20, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Old State House was built in 1713. On July 18, 1776, citizens gathered in the street to hear the Declaration of Independence read from the building's balcony, the first public reading in Massachusetts. The Royal Governor presided here until the new State House was built on Beacon Hill in 1798. Today, it’s Boston History Museum.
    Location: Corner of State and Washington Streets.
    Hours of Operation: Open daily 9:30am - 5:00pm.

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    by tampabay Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: This is where the Declaration of Independence was first read to Bostonians. The Balcony on the rear building...

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