Boston Harborfest at the Old State House

The Old State House is participating in Boston Harborfest, a city-wide celebration of our nation’s independence taking place from Thursday, June 30 through Monday, July 4, 2016.

Revolutionary Boston Pub Quiz Night
Thursday, June 30, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Enjoy a beer while you match wits with patriots and loyalists alike! Participate in a game of historical trivia with colonial and early American themes. Everyone is welcome – nerds, novices, and beer drinkers, all! Come in teams ready to do battle, or make new friends for fun and conquest.

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King Street Walking Tour
Friday, July 1, 2016
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us on a fun-filled tour that will transport you back to the sites, smells, and sounds of the most important street in 18th-century Boston – King Street. Known as State Street today, King Street ran from the Townhouse (Old State House) to Long Wharf. It figured prominently in the major events of Boston, including the Boston Massacre, for over a century.

The tour begins at the Old State House, and will last one hour. Grab your walking shoes, water, and all-weather gear as the tour goes rain or shine. Free with admission, but requires pre-registration.

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Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Monday, July 4, 2016
10:00am to 10:30am

Since 1776, America’s Independence has been declared from the Old State House balcony. Join us again this year for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence by a member of Boston’s Ancient and the Honorable Artillery Company. The event is brought to you by the City of Boston and the Bostonian Society. FREE, outside the Old State House.

OSH june 2016 Annual Reading of Declaration of Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy The Bostonian Society
Reprinted from the June 2016 edition of The Exchange, The Bostonian Society online newsletter