Join AARP Massachusetts for a Tour of the State House

Posted on 01/17/20 by Cindy Campbell

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AARP Massachusetts staff and volunteers are often at the State House advocating on behalf of the 50+, speaking with legislators, and testifying at hearings.

Would you like to know more about the hub of political activity in Massachusetts? If so, please join us for a tour of the Massachusetts State House on Wednesday, April 29. We will meet at 10 AM at the AARP Massachusetts office at One Beacon Street, 23rd floor, Boston, MA 02114. You will hear about our legislative priorities, and then at 11 AM, we will walk together to the State House for our 45 minute tour.

Our Boston office is close to public transportation, so consider taking the MBTA to Park Street on the Red and Green lines, Government Center on the Green and Blue lines, and State Street station on the Orange and Blue line.

State House tours are conducted by the staff of the Tours and Government Education Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Office and by volunteers well-versed in the history and architectural background of the State House. Tours last approximately 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol. Visitors can see the House and Senate Chambers, learn about the Ladybug (our state insect) and of the “Sacred Cod.”

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.

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This story is provided by AARP Massachusetts. Visit the AARP Massachusetts page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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