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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
+1 617-482-6439
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No Tax on Tea! This was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at Old South Meeting House to protest a tax...and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party! Built in 1729, Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston. From outraged protests over the Boston Massacre, to the night when Samuel Adams gave the secret signal to throw 340 crates of tea into Boston Harbor, colonists came to the Meeting House to protest British rule.
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310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
+1 617-482-6439
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This meting house is a stop on the Freedom Trail, and was where the Boston Tea Party began, as well as many other Revolutionary-related activities (it was the largest meeting spot available to the colonists). There is a small admission fee charged to enter. We...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, it is a historical meeting place, but once you stick your nose into the place you realize that there is little there to explain the whys and whose roles are involved. Just walk by...

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed this site on our walking Freedom Trail walking tour. When tour ended we went back to this site, which requires a separate entrance fee, but is well worth it. Tons of Boston history both colonial to current times. It is a self guided...More

Thank Gonoles5150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After being at Faneuil hall, this meeting place is disappointing. The history shown in this place is common to other several places, and Faneuil hall, the old city house, and various places. The exhibitions at this places are much, much more interesting. This place is...More

1  Thank yair-inbal
Lucas G, Guest Relations Manager at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit! Faneuil Hall is indeed impressive, but it was here in 1773 that the Boston Tea Party began. We feel that the history we interpret here -- an over 200 year heritage of free...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is where the Boston Tea Party was organized and it was the biggest building in Boston at the time of the Revolution. Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Adams attended services here. There is now a museum inside, but there is informative signage just inside...More

1  Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We visited the Old South Meeting House after going to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. I definitely recommend trying to visit both as even thought the Tea Party Museum was very informative, the exhibit at the Old South Meeting House was filled with...More

Thank smkarg
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great building located in Boston Ma. The building is old and is a must see when in Boston Ma.

1  Thank Harrison G
Reviewed 29 June 2017

If you are interested to know more about how the Boston Tea Party came about, then you must visit the Old South Meeting House. This was where the protagonists of the event including Samuel Adams and John Hancock met, and where they organised and rallied...More

1  Thank Ale C
Reviewed 23 June 2017

On the Boston Freedom Trail. American history in downtown Boston. Where the people were rallied to support the Boston Tea Party. Pricey but a worthwhile stop.

Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

A beautiful hour where Samuel Adams rallied the masses and gave the secret order to destroy and throw over board more than 300 crates of tea, angering the British and eventually sparkling a war.

1  Thank nuwandabob
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
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one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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27 July 2017|
Response from Brandy C | Reviewed this property |
It is self guided.