Old State House
Before the American Revolution, the Old State House was the seat of the British government and the first capitol building for the Commonwealth. It was here that Samuel Adams uttered the famous phrase, "No taxation without representation!" that would become the rallying cry for the revolution. It is also where John Adams declared, "Then and there, the child independence was born."
In 1770 the Boston Massacre occurred just outside. Five men were killed, including Crispus Attucks, the escaped (and free) slave. All five victims of the massacre were buried in the Granary Burying Ground. If you have the time, check out the museum inside.
Address: Corner of State and Washington Streets
Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (62+) and Students with ID $4, Children 6-18 $1, Admission is free for children under 6, visitors with disabilities, Boston seniors and Boston children
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm