By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — This Independence Day, tourists can share in Massachusetts history by taking a tour of the State House grounds.

The building is still closed to the public, but Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin says starting Thursday, visitors are invited to check out the exterior of the building

People walking the Freedom Trail will be able to find a tour guide giving away American flags at the Ashburton Park entrance to the State House on Bowdoin Street.

CBSBoston.com Staff