This is a great place to start in Boston since it is right across the street from Boston Commons, which is where you start the Freedom Trail. Do walk around and get a sense of the place, however, I don't recommend spending too much time here by taking a guided tour. My kids and I cruised around the building and saw what we needed to see in about 15 minutes. Mainly we came to check out some of the artifacts which are good but not great. There wasn’t a huge amount to see here but it is definitely worth a quick run through. Besides, all the really GOOD stuff is in the Old Statehouse on the Freedom Trail-and it’ll cost ya (but not that much-it's definitely worth the price of admission).