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Boston Old State House Tours and Tickets

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Built in 1713, Boston's Old State House is the city’s oldest public building and considered pivotal to prerevolutionary US history. Dwarfed by Boston’s skyscrapers and a fixture on its revolution-tracing Freedom Trail, the onetime government building is now a museum to the city’s revolutionary era and the events that kindled the American Revolution.

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Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

Boston Freedom Trail Walking Tour with Costumed Guide

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Walk the Freedom Trail with a guide in historic costume on a tour from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, a 1.2-mile route that covers important sites in the heart of Boston. This tour's shorter distance lets you follow in the footsteps of the founding fathers and American revolutionaries without making the more strenuous trek all the way across the Charles River, finishing in a spot that’s convenient to top Boston attractions.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

Guided Walking Tour of the Downtown Freedom Trail in Boston

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Explore Boston's Freedom Trail on this informative and historic tour complete with a guide. Wander cobblestone streets, check out the architecture, and learn about the colorful past of this dynamic destination. Stops include Faneuil Hall, King's Chapel, Boston Common, and more.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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$20.00

The Revolutionary Story Tour

The Revolutionary Story Tour

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What makes this tour different is that instead of walking the Freedom Trail geographically – starting at one end and following it to the other – we let the escalating action of the American Revolution guide us through the crooked streets of Boston. The sightseeing is synchronized with and unfolds to the storytelling. There’s a lot less emphasis on dry facts and dates and a lot more on the passions, personalities, and psychologies driving the events; recreating the drama and recapturing the energy that invented America. It's not only much more enjoyable it's also the most effective way to explore the city and relive the history. The entire experience has been built with the aspirations and anxieties of a fellow tourist in mind: the groups are kept small so you aren't herded around; we cover both the major sights and the hidden gems; extensive visual aids and props help you grasp the material, and you'll traverse all original neighborhoods getting a sense of the modern city as well. 
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.00
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$67.00

Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

Boston Small-Group Food & History North End Freedom Trail Walking Tour

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Combine two attractions Boston has to offer—delicious food and rich history—on this tour that starts in the popular North End and continues along the Freedom Trail. Snack your way through this historic Italian neighborhood, trying fresh bread at a hidden bakery and enjoying an Italian salumeria. Once fortified, walk the Freedom Trail to discover the rich history of the American Revolution and experience the modern city Boston is now.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.00
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$104.00

Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening)

Small Group Tour of Freedom Trail History (Evening)

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Take a deep dive into the history of the American Revolution on this walking tour of Boston. Your historian guide will focus on the years between and 1760 and 1775, a tumultuous time with lots to talk about. Stroll the Freedom Trail and ask plenty of questions along the way; your small group will make for an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.50
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Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with 15 Stops

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Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this hop-on hop-off tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour. If you upgrade to the Gold or Platinum Pass, you will be given your (seasonal) Harbor Cruise ticket when you check in for the Trolley Tour. These seasonal cruises depart periodically throughout the day close to Stop 1.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.35
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$49.35

Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution
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Boston Historic Sightseeing Harbor Cruise with Up-Close View of USS Constitution

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See some of the top attractions in Boston from the waterfront on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Explore Boston Harbor and see the city’s historic sites while listening to live commentary on board. Pass landmarks like the Boston Tea Party ships, USS Constitution, and Boston Light—the oldest continuously manned lighthouse in the United States.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$36.71
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90-Minute Ghosts of Boston Tour

90-Minute Ghosts of Boston Tour

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Discover haunted houses and spooky cemeteries during this guided walking tour in Boston. Explore several landmarks tied to the Revolutionary War during this informative and entertaining city stroll. Hear stories about American Patriots and learn about a formative period in Boston’s history during this ghost-themed tour that includes Boston Common, the Old State House, and King’s Chapel Burial Ground.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.99
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$19.99

Walk the Freedom Trail With BostonTownCrier

Walk the Freedom Trail With BostonTownCrier

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Cover the highlights of the Freedom Trail on this walking tour of Downtown Boston. A shorter route leading between Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace is ideal for travelers who don’t have the time or inclination to cover the full extended route. A costumed guide adds a theatrical touch to the experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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$18.00

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

Boston Shore Excursion: Boston Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour

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Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.35
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$49.35

Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Drinks, Apps & Round-Trip Ferry
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Boston Historic Taverns Tour with Drinks, Apps & Round-Trip Ferry

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Get a taste for Boston’s best Tavern Snacks and beer on a guided pub crawl around the city. Boston taverns are legendary. In fact, our founding fathers planned the American Revolution in one of them, and it’s still open today. Step inside this historic pub and grab a cold one (or two) along with some of Boston’s best Tavern Snacks. During the tour, you’ll explore some of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, like Beacon Hill, the Blackstone Block, the North End and Charlestown and two taverns.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail
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Guided Walking Tour of Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail

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Explore elegant neighborhoods, historic streets, and American landmarks on a Boston walking tour from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill and downtown portions of the Freedom Trail. Learn about Boston’s history and culture as you stroll brownstone-lined avenues and walk the shady paths of the Boston Public Garden. Step into Boston’s Revolutionary history in the churches, cemeteries, and battlegrounds of the American struggle for independence.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.00
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Boston Seafood Lovers Walking & History Tour
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Boston Seafood Lovers Walking & History Tour

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Taste the iconic Seafood dishes that have made Boston a favorite for Foodies! Enjoy sit-down stops at two Seafood restaurants, and finish with a cannoli from a famous North End bakery. See three Freedom Trail sites along the way, plus walk along scenic Boston harbor and visit Long Wharf, the oldest commercial port in the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Self Guided Tour Boston Freedom Trail, Audio Tour, 3 tours in 1 bundle

Self Guided Tour Boston Freedom Trail, Audio Tour, 3 tours in 1 bundle

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Discover Boston's Revolutionary history including Old Boston, the North End and Charlestown. (3 tours in 1) - Go anytime, at your own pace and your schedule. -Navigated by the WalknTours app. -Tour never expires - take it anytime, as many times as you like. -Easy to navigate - the arrow in the app points you to the next stop. -Professionally narrated. -1 purchase works on 2 phones 3 Tours in 1 1. The Freedom Trail Part 1 - Revolutionary Boston Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Massacre, Old South, Kings Chapel, Sam Adams Burial, more! ' 2. The Freedom Trail Part 2 - The North End Paul Revere's House, Old North, More! 3. The Freedom Trail Part 3 - Charlestown, Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution Perfect for Solo Travelers. Especially Solo Travel Rebels. How it works: 1. Get the WalknTours app 2. Register an account and use the experience code in your booking to unlock the tour. 3. Go to The Boston Common Visitors Center. 4. Press start experience.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

Tour-in-Four -- A Private four hour walking & driving city tour

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Get a comprehensive overview of Boston’s key landmarks during this half-day tour of the city. Combine a walking tour with a driving tour to cover more ground than you would if you just did one. See important sights like the USS Constitution, Old North Church, and the Paul Revere House and learn about the city’s history from your tour guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$426.67
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Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Boston Most Famous Foodie Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

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Our Boston Food Tour will take you to the most iconic and delicious spots in Boston all in one day. If you are looking for a little bit of culture, great photos, and a ton of delicious food then this is the tour for you. The day will start with meeting with your friendly local guide. From there your tour will begin as you start your day walking throughout Boston and dining at the most famous and delicious food spots in Boston. This half-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, yummy food and much much more! ==== Full schedule 12:00 PM - Meet your guide at the Aquarium Subway Station 12:10 PM - Enjoy some Boston Clam Chowder near Quincy Market 12:50 PM - Taste a historical favorite and a Samuel Adams beer 1:50 PM - Munch on pizza and beer at the Boston Public Market 2:30 PM - Indulge in a slice of delicious Boston Cream Pie 3:00 PM - Say goodbye to your guide at the Haymarket Subway Station
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$317.67
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$317.67
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Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

Food Tour to Freedom Trail - Small Group Walking Tour

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Who wants Revolution and a tasty treat? How about talking Paul Revere with a savory snack? History and food are both great, but combining them takes it to another level. See for yourself on our food and Freedom Trail tour, which leads you on a fascinating, entertaining, and delicious stroll through Beantown. Immerse yourself in the rich foodie culture of the North End and Boston’s markets before winding your way down the historic Boston Freedom Trail (as well as some off-trail spots that locals love). Along the way, enjoy a variety of local (and yummy!) food samples while your expert guide shows you their favorite local locales and gives you the inside scoop on Boston’s incredible past. It’s the best of Boston, all in one day!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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New York To Boston in One Day

New York To Boston in One Day

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See more of the East Coast on a day trip to Boston from New York. Leave the logistics to your guide who takes care of your transportation and itinerary. Start the day at Copley Square and see Fenway Park. Then, continue on through the day stopping to see Boston's top sights such as the Boston Public Library and Quincy Market as you explore the city by climate-controlled vehicle.
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  • 15 hours
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$130.00
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Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

Small Group Boston Freedom Trail History Walking Tour

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Few cities in America can match the rich history of Boston, but there is so much more to this incredible seaside town. Our Highlights of the Freedom Trail Tour leads you through several different neighborhoods, with each one showing how Boston has grown from a quiet colonial settlement into a thriving metropolis. From the historic Faneuil Hall, stroll down the bustling streets of the modern downtown district, pass the glittering dome of the Massachusetts State House, and enjoy the picturesque Boston Public Garden. Along the way, you’ll have your eyes opened to how the Boston of yesterday has shaped and influenced the Boston of today. With your guide showing off a few local-favorite hidden gems included along the way - this is much more than your standard history tour!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Self Guided "Historic Boston Freedom Trail" Solo Walking Tour

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Interactive, immersive and on demand experience of the classic Freedom Trail on your phone. High quality narration. 1 purchase works on 4 phones (iOS and Android) Simply go to the Boston Common Visitors Center, press play and put your phone in your pocket. From there you are guided turn by turn along the revolutionary streets of Boston covering the classic tour of the freedom trial. Listen on headphones, bluetooth speakers or your phone. What makes this tour special? -The revolutionary narrators are fantastic. And the sound editing will make you forget it's technology that's guiding you. - It's guided by your personal tour guide (AKA the WalknTours technology tour technology) -This is not a fact dumping tour. It's a freedom trail adventure. -Go anytime. -Great bang for your buck.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.00
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$5.00

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

Private Customized Walking Tour of Boston

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Explore Boston in a way that interests you on a private walking tour that can be customized to your preferences. You'll follow a flexible itinerary tailored to include attractions that you want to see, such as Boston Common, Freedom Trail, or Copley Square. If you don't have specific interests, you can leave the itinerary up to your guide. Either way, this is a chance to enjoy Boston's history and charm with a guide all to yourself.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

Boston Freedom Trail & North End Neighborhood Morning Walking Tour

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Walk the Boston's Freedom Trail on the most comprehensive tour on the market, with a local historian guide - from the green fields of Boston Common to the towering steeple at the Old North Church. Visit the best of Beantown's famous sites on this two-hour walking tour. Explore the sites integral to America's fervent pursuit for independence such as Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, King's Chapel, the Granary Burying Grounds, and the site of the Boston Massacre. Your guide is an expert in creating the scene and invoking your imagination - as they offer up remnants of the past throughout Boston's North End with a deep dive into the Italian culture.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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Full-Day Minivan Tour of Revolutionary Boston, Lexington and Concord

Full-Day Minivan Tour of Revolutionary Boston, Lexington and Concord

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Immerse yourself in our colonial history! On this six-hour driving tour, you will see the sights and hear the stories of Boston's colonial past narrated by a professional historian and experienced guide with ample opportunities for taking pictures. This is an excellent tour for seasoned historians and students alike. A meal break will be taken in Concord or elsewhere as directed.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$840.00
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Boston Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Boston Civic Center Tourist Scavenger Hunt

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Are you planning a visit to Boston? Our downtown tourist scavenger hunt will take you from Old City Hall to the New England Aquarium by way of Boston Commons, Massachusetts State House, and Faneuil Hall! You will have to solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. At each step, you will learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. Boston is the capital of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the largest city in this eastern state of the United States. Its own population is slightly less than 700,000, but its metropolitan area exceeded 4.5 million in 2017.
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  • 3 hours
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$36.09
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Boston Old State House costs USD 5.00. Guided Boston Old State House tours start around USD 5.00 per person.
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