Spanish/American War Cannons
Located on the State House Lawn
On the Massachusetts State House front lawn, you may notice a cannon near the West Entrance.
Prior to September 11, 2001, people could walk up and look at the cannon, but the lawn is closed to the general public and only the John F. Kennedy monument is available to see on the tour.
This cannon is from the Spanish/American War. It was taken in 1896 by the American forces in battles in Cuba. This cannon was officially assigned to Massachusetts by the Navy Department on July 24, 1901.
Today the closest you can to the cannon is via Joy Place, which is one of the side streets next to the state house.