The Massachusetts' State House was designed by Charles Bulfinch and built in 1798 to replace the old State House. The…More new State House is situated on top of Beacon Hill on land owned by John Hancock. It houses offices for members of the Senate and House, as well as various other government offices.
If you haven't been on a tour yet, it's probably worth checking out. The golden dome is as spectacular on the the inside as it is on the outside. Tours are free and last about 40 minutes. The first tour starts at 10:30am and the last tour of the day leaves at 3:30pm on weekdays. There's also a small bookstore on the first floor and plenty of public restrooms.
United States Post Office, State House 27 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 This post office, located in the basement of the Massachusetts State House, is best accessed through the Ashburton Park…More entrance on Bowdoin Street. While open to the public, everyone entering the building must pass through a security checkpoint. This full-service branch offers a separate room of post office boxes. Please note that the last collection is at 5pm.
The Boston office of the United States Census Bureau is responsible for collecting and processing 2010 census data.…More This office crunches the numbers for all six New England states, part of upstate New York, and Puerto Rico. Information gathered in the decennial census is used to determine state representation in the US House of Representatives and to allocate funding for public projects. The office is located on the 7th floor of the One Beacon Street office building.
National Society of The Colonial Dames of Massachusetts 55 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 This state branch of the national organization owns and manages the historic William Hickling Prescott…More House. Built in 1808, the house contains remarkable collection of antique furniture, decorative arts and costumes. Tours of this museum are offered May through October for a fee of $5. With a prime location overlooking Boston Common, the second floor of this National Historic Landmark is available for private functions such as weddings and receptions.
Zen Restaurant 101 Tremont Street, Boston, MA02108 Located on Beacon Street near the Massachusetts State House, Zen offers a delicious selection of sushi, sake and other…More traditional Japanese dishes. This cozy establishment features warm orange hues on the walls and in the interior lighting, and two floors of seating including a small bar upstairs. This moderately priced restaurant offers a "zen" atmosphere to contrast the hustle and bustle of traffic near the State House, and patrons can be seen quietly chatting inside over dinner. Take out is available for lunch and dinner, with delivery also available during dinner hours.
Consulate General of Greece 86 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 The Consulate General of Greece is housed in a stately building on Beacon Street and serves the needs of Greek citizens…More living, working, studying or traveling in the New England area. The consulate serves Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Beacon Hill Shoe Repair 126 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA02108 This small shop across from the State House has a lot to offer. In addition to shoe shines and repairs while you wait,…More it also can dye or care for your leather goods.
This imposing 1970s -era building stands across the street from the State House and is home to the lion's share of…More the State's agencies and departments. The McCormack's severe facade stands in stark contrast to the charming brick row homes on Beacon Hill, but the building's design is an appropriate indication of its functional purpose.
Visitors can walk in the lobby but should expect to pass through metal detectors and an ID check before going any further. Within its 22 stories, the McCormack Building houses the following State government offices:
The Secretary of the Commonwealth
The Attorney General
Office of the State Auditor
Abandoned Property (Department of Treasury)
State Retirement Board (Department of Treasury)
Veterans' Bonus (Department of Treasury)
Executive Office of Consumer Affairs
Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Massachusetts Public Records
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Massachusetts State Lottery
Executive Office of Public Safety
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
For complete information regarding the locations of State offices and departments visit www.mass.gov.
A Plus Cleaners 12 Derne St, Boston, MA02114 Take four steps down into this small dry cleaners located across the street from the rear of the Massachusetts State…More House. Items dropped off by 9am will be ready for pick-up that same day after 5pm. Otherwise, customers receive next day service.
The Unification Church of Boston is housed inside a stately town home on Beacon Street. Through a wrought-iron door…More and up a grand staircase guests will enter an ornately-designed meeting room lit with large chandeliers. Across the hall a room with more chandeliers and opulent mint green crown moulding serves as a Sunday school for the church's younger members. The Unification Church has been in the building for about 10 years.
Apartments are housed upstairs but downstairs the church has a community room and kitchen.
Services are held every Sunday at 10am and last for about 2 hours.
National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts 14 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 The Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Social Workers represents and advocates for its members, 8,400…More social workers across the state. The Association is headquartered in Washington D.C. but the Massachusetts chapter is housed on the 4th floor of the Congregational Library building at 14 Beacon Street. The Association represents its member's interests on Beacon Hill, works on political campaigns and provides continuing education for its members.
The secretive Somerset Club is a private social club housed inside two towering, white granite row homes on Beacon…More Street.
Founded in 1852, the interior of the club is grand, with stately furnishings and walls covered in Renaissance art. You must be invited to join and if you're not a member you're unlikely to make it past reception in the lobby.
In 1988 Somerset opened its doors to women and minorities for the first time.
Owned by renowned chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch, No. 9 Park is one of Boston's most famous fine-dining…More restaurants. Located just steps from the Massachusetts State House, the restaurant is set in an elegant Beacon Hill townhouse and features a warm, romantic interior decor characterized by rich, dark, wood floors and dazzling chandeliers.
Patrons can expect a truly gourmet dining experience here, from beautifully presented dishes featuring Italian and French influences to exquisite wine pairings selected by Wine Director Cat Silirie.
No. 9 Park also offers custom menus and wine selections for private dinners up to 75 persons, and cocktail receptions up to 100.