You and the girlfriends are on your 30 Plus Teams Tour of Boston .
You’re in the Financial District of Boston , but one of these buildings is surrounded by all these skycrapers .
It looks out of place .
It’s one of the stops on the Freedom Trail .
It’s known as the Old Statehouse .
It’s not majestic like the “new” statehouse is on Beacon Hill .
In colonial times , this was a majestic building , with the two lions on either side of the building .
The gold lions on the building were symbols of Great Britain .
The Lions that are there now are replicas .
The original ones were torn down by the colonists .
This is the place where the Boston Massacre took place .
It wasn’t a massacre , per se, but to the colonists , it was .
It began when someone young Bostonians , adults and children , began throwing snowballs and other things at the British soldiers , who were just doing their job , guarding the state house .
One of the soldiers got scared, and began shooting , killing and wounding some of the crowd .
As a result , the colonists considered this a “massacre “.
There is a plaque in front showing you where this took place .