Fondest memory: Boston's State House is quite unlike any building I've seen in the USA. With it's golden dome and Roman architecture, it's really hard to miss. 'Designed by Charles Bulfinch, the State House was completed on January 11th, 1798, and widely acclaimed as one of the more magnificent and well-situated buildings in the country. Today, the State House is the oldest building on Beacon Hill and is the seat of the Massachusetts’ state government. Visitors are able to see the Hall of Flags and the House and Senate Chambers, and can learn about the history of the building, the state and the legislature.' Located across the street from Boston Common on Beacon Street.
The first stop on the Freedom Trail is the Statehouse which was completed on January 11, 1798. The land on which it was built was originally John Hancock's cow pasture.
It is the oldest building on Beacon Hill.
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Beacon Hill. The Hub’s reputation as one of the most European of American cities is most likely earned by the neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Louisburg Square takes you back to London circa 1600, and the area’s narrow, cobblestone streets, brownstones and gas lit streetlamps all add to the “old world” charm. Beacon Hill boasts the quaint shops of Charles Street, the nearby Boston Common and the Massachusetts State House with its eye-catching gold dome.Build in 1798, State House is located across from the Boston Common on the top of Beacon Hill. The dome, originally made out of wood shingles, is now sheathed in copper and covered by 23 karat gold, is the symbol of the forests of Massachusetts..
Now The State House is the seat of the Massachusetts state government and is the oldest building on Beacon Hill.
Location: Beacon Street at Park Street
Hours of Operation: Mon- Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Free tours available.
See the capitol with its shiny gold dome. Go to Harvard Yard, see the venerable old university buildings, and mingle with the academic elite. Walk the winding streets of Southie and experience the city's Italian-American heritage.
Fondest memory: Attending a wedding at the Ritz-Carlton.