A Division of William Francis Galvin, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Welcome to the Commonwealth Museum!

A Message from Secretary Galvin

The Commonwealth Museum groundsThe first public schools, the first battles for American independence, the first abolitionist newspaper, Massachusetts has always been a leader in the quest for equal rights and opportunities.

The Commonwealth Museum brings the story to life with state of the art interactive exhibits. Its dramatic “treasures gallery” holds the great historic documents that protect our liberties. Spend an hour or an afternoon and share our common heritage.

Willam Francis Galvin signature

William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth