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Massachusetts remains a pioneer in our country’s development. From Boston to the Berkshires, Lowell to Brockton, New Bedford to Gloucester and Springfield to the Cape, residents call home a state that has many economic opportunities, institutions of higher education, and popular travel destinations for countless Americans. The Bay States' dynamic present, simply put, is a reflection of our rich past and always promising future. 

Our State 

iron sidesThe USS Constitution, Old Ironsides,  is the United States Navy's oldest commissioned warship and it currently resides in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Commissioned by President George Washington in 1794, the 44-gun USS Constitution was built in Boston and launched on Oct. 21, 1797. 2012 marked the bicentennial of the War of 1812 in which Old Ironsides played a pivotal role for US forces.

ducklingsHistoric Boston Common is the nation’s first public park, established in 1634. 
The Common marks the starting point for the historic "Freedom Trail", connects the Emerald Necklace park system and is used for numerous purposes including communitiy gatherings. For more information about visiting Boston Common and the Freedom Trail click here

jfkFour presidents were born in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John F. Kennedy (Brookline, birthplace and national historic site,pictured) and George H.W. Bush (Milton). 

lighthouseIn 1961, President Kennedy signed legislation establishing Cape Cod National Seashore. Forty miles of pristine coastline, beaches, marshes, ponds, and forests support diverse species of plants and animals. Lighthouses, landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Cape Cod National Seashore is protected and preserved for future generations by the National Park System.

revere beachRevere Beach is our nation’s first public beach and a National Historic Landmark. Just a few miles north of Boston, Revere Beach holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of New Englanders and around the United States. For more information on visiting historic Revere Beach click here

boston latin schoolIn 1635, Boston Latin was established as our nation’s first public school. Massachusetts is home to the best public schools and teachers in the US. Our students and schools traditionally rank at the top nationally and recently landed near the top on international test rankings. 

boston collegeMassachusetts is home to many public and independent institutes of higher education including the University of Massachusetts, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston College, Brandeis University, Framingham State University, Williams College, Northeastern University, Salem State University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Click here for more information.

naismithBasketball was invented in 1891 by James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts  and the city is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame. 
Central Massachusetts also has a rich history and is home to many important businessnes. For more information visiting Central Massachusetts click here.

peabodyThe historic Salem Witch Trials took place from 1692 to 1693 and the original documents from trials are preserved at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Elected Officials

U.S. Senators

  1. Edward J. Markey
    Washington D.C. Office
    218 Russell Senate Office Building
    WashingtonDC 20510
  2. Elizabeth Warren
    Washington D.C. Office
    317 Hart Senate Office Building
    WashingtonDC 20510

U.S. House of Representatives

  1. Richard Neal
    District 1
    2208 Rayburn HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515
  2. Jim McGovern
    District 2
    438 Cannon HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515
  3. Lori Trahan
    District 3
    1616 Longworth HOB
    Washington DCMA 20515
  4. Joseph P. Kennedy III
    District 4
    1218 Longworth HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515
  5. Katherine Clark
    District 5
    2108 Rayburn HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515
  6. Seth Moulton
    District 6
    2238 Rayburn HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515
  7. Ayanna Pressley
    District 7
    1108 Longworth HOB
    Washington DCMA 20515
  8. Stephen F. Lynch
    District 8
    2133 Rayburn HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515
  9. William R. Keating
    District 9
    315 Cannon HOB
    WashingtonDC 20515

State Officials

  1. Charlie Baker
    Office of the Governor
    Massachusetts State House
    Room 280
    BostonMA 02133