State House Resources for Teachers and Kids

From an online pictorial tour of the grand architecture and historic artwork found under the State House’s golden dome, to finding out how to contact your legislator or learning how an idea is transformed into a law, the legislature’s website can be a resource for teachers, students and all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

View an Online Picture Tour

View spectacular images of the State House, including the Senate and House Chambers, historic artwork, impressive monuments and intricate architectural details.

Book a Tour

Make an appointment to visit the State House with your class for a guided tour. See the impressive Senate and House Chambers, learn about the historic portraits that line the marble halls and admire the extensive stained glass artwork found throughout the building.

Legislative Leadership

Learn about the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, leaders who are elected by their colleagues to preside, respectively, over the two branches of the General Court.

Find My Legislator

Find out who represents your district. Choose by name or address and be taken to a page where you can learn more about and contact your legislator.

How an Idea Becomes a Law

Gavel Eddie takes you through an illustrated journey of how an idea becomes a law in Massachusetts.

NCSL, National Conference of State Legislatures

Visit this outside resource to find teaching materials based on the legislative process.