Old South Meeting House
Other Ideas: Boston Haymarket; Swan Boats (POSTPONED INDEFINITELY THIS YEAR); Castle Island, Fort Independence and Sullivan's Snack Shack; The Hatch Shell; Walden Pond State Reservation
When you follow the Freedom Trail's red line you'll eventually arrive at the Old South Meeting House. It was built in 1729 as a Puritan Church but has become better known as the site from which the 'Mohawk Indians' set out for Griffins Wharf and the Boston Tea Party.
No tax on tea! That was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party. Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston, and provided a stage for the drama of the American Revolution.
Several audio programs detail what happened that night. The most interesting recalls the actual Boston Tea Party Meeting on December 16, 1773. Most kids know the tea party story and will enjoy this vivid retelling.
African American poet Phillis Wheatley and statesman Benjamin Franklin were members of Old South's congregation. As a meeting place and a haven for free speech and assembly, Old South Meeting House has been in continuous use for over 250 years. Today you can visit this National Historic Landmark and experience events that shaped our country through the new multimedia exhibition, Voices of Protest.
April - October; 9:30am-5:00pm daily;
November - March; 10:00am-4:00pm daily
Children 6-18 $1
Children under 6 are free
310 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02108 map
Phone: (617) 482-6439
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