State House Tours

The Massachusetts State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, the leading architect of his time, is a grand repository of history as well as an architectural treasure. With a cornerstone laid by Samuel Adams in 1795, and a dome coppered by Paul Revere in 1802, its marble-floored corridors and spacious ceremonial rooms are filled with works of art depicting our state’s unique heritage. We welcome you to visit the State House online or in person.

On-Site Tours

Docents offer free walking tours of the building and collections from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes. Meet in Doric Hall.

Secretary of State, Division of State House Tours
Mary Rinehart, Director
Groups are advised to schedule their visit in advance.

Additional Resources:

ADA Resources
Carl Richardson, State House ADA Coordinator
617-727-1100 Ext. 35502

Massachusetts Art Commission
Susan Greendyke Lachevre, Art Collections Manager
617-727-1100 Ext. 35517

Online Tours

Our online tours provide a state-of-the-art mixed media experience that everyone can enjoy.

The Virtual Tour, which will launch in a new window, features large panoramic images, so a high-speed internet connection is recommended. These panoramas require the Flash plugin, so visitors using mobile devices or assistive software are encouraged to use the List or Thumbnail view instead.

Virtual Tour

You may also browse a selection of photographs from around the State House.

Photo Gallery