OSH1I lived and worked in and around the great city of Boston most of my adult life. I went to college in Boston, lived in some of the city’s best neighborhoods including Beacon Hill, Back Bay and the South End, and I love every inch of the city. I could go on and on about things I love about the city, but today I will only mention the history and the great old building like the Old State House which is celebrating its ll 300th anniversary this year.

About Boston’s Old State House: “Known today as the Old State House, this building was the center of Boston’s civic life in the 18th century and the scene of some of the most dramatic chapters in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Within these walls, Samuel Adams, James Otis, John Hancock, and John Adams debated the future of the British colonies. Just outside the building, five men were among the first casualties of the battle for independence, in what would later be known as the Boston Massacre. The Declaration of Independence was proclaimed from the balcony to the citizens of Boston in 1776.”

I love this old building. Boston’s Old State House stands in the center of the city’s financial district and even houses a stop on the city’s subway system, which makes it a place that thousands of people pass by and through every day. It is so cool to see this historic structure dwarfed by all the modern skyscrapers that surround it and appreciate the history of this great city.

If you have never been to Boston you must visit and be sure to walk the Freedom Trail, which connects the city’s Colonial and Revolution era historic sites, including the Old State House. There is no better time to explore Boston than in the summer, so plan a trip and help celebrate the 300th birthday of one of the city’s historic gems.

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Help celebrate the 300th birthday of this great site and visit the Boston’s Old State House Museum here.