You have now come to the neighborhood where the Massachusetts State House is located , Beacon Hill .
At one time , only Boston ‘ s
” finest ” families lived here, which left immigrants out.
Surprisingly , though , this was the area that black people lived in before they were forced out.
You love the street lamps of this neighborhood .
The four of you won’t need any exercise today.
Walking up Beacon Street is all the exercise you need.
As the four of you walk towards the Massachusetts State House , one of you notices the black granite statue of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment , the troops whose story was told in the movie “Glory ” .
You all snap pictures and walk across the street .
Right there in front of you all, is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city , if not the state .
It’s the Massachusetts State House , the building that sits high on Beacon Hill , overlooking the city .
It’s the one with the Golden Dome .
You all walk through the metal detectors , and and are now going through the room known as ” The Hall of Flags.”
This room has the flags of all the cities and counties in the Commonwealth .
That’s right , Massachusetts is one of the four states in the country that’s known as a Commonwealth .
(Pennsylvania , Virginia , and Kentucky are the other states . )
You want to see as much of the state house as you can but this is Boston .
You have more historical things to see.
Every street , no matter what neighborhood you’re in, there’s bound to be something historical to see .