Massachusetts State House

The Massachusetts State House, established in 1969, guides approximately 90,000 visitors each year through the halls of the state's capitol building. There are two different tours available for student and youth groups: the Architectural/Historical Tour, and the Legislative Process Tour. In addition, there are various brochures explaining the history of the State House and the passage of legislation. The desk has resources for teachers and youth group leaders, and contains a wealth of information. Groups can also see the House and Senate Chambers, learn about the state insect (the ladybug), and of the "Sacred Cod". School and youth group tours must be scheduled at least three weeks in advance. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 24 Beacon St., Boston, MA 01233. Berkshire County. Western MA. Tel: 617-727-3676. Email: cis@sec.state.ma.us. Website: www.sec.state.ma.us. Hrs: Weekdays 10AM-3:30PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Levels: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Free.  
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies.