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Venue:Old South Meeting House
Dates:Monday, December 16, 2019 - Monday, December 16, 2019
Hours:6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Special Events

boston tea party annual reenactment 2019 photoFriends! Brethren! Countrymen! Join us to celebrate and re-enact the single most important event leading up to the American Revolutionóthe Boston Tea Party! A must-see for the whole family, if in or visiting Boston.

Presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Relive the event that changed American history forever- the Boston Tea Party - in the same place where it all began.

Join Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock for a fiery debate about the tea tax. Then, follow the Sons of Liberty on a march to the tea ships in Boston Harbor to make salt-water tea.

Led by fife & drum corps, the public is invited to march from the Old South Meeting House to Boston Harbor where Griffinís Wharf once stood along the same route these Patriots walked to Boston Harbor to destroy the tea!

Then line the shores of Boston Harbor and watch as the Sons of Liberty storm aboard the Brig Beaver to destroy chest after chest of East India Company Tea, just as the colonists did years ago.

The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is a chance for the public to join in on one of Bostonís most iconic protests. Re-enactors from across New England come together to tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and dramatize the evening of December 16, 1773.



Re-enactors from across New England come together to tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and dramatize the evening of December 16, 1773.

First, gather at Old South Meeting House, the actual historic landmark where the colonists met in 1773, with Boston's infamous rabblerousers like Samuel Adams, Paul Revere-- and even some crown-loving Loyalists-- to debate the tea tax and demand liberty from the British crown. Then, join the fife and drum led procession to Griffin's Wharf, and line the shores of Boston Harbor with scores of colonists to 'Huzzah!' the Sons of Liberty as they storm the Brig Beaver and toss that troublesome tea into the icy waters below!

Event Schedule
6:30pm 'Meeting of The Body of the People' (TICKET REQUIRED)
Ticket holders join an authentic, spirited, and theatrical colonial meeting at Old South Meeting House to protest the colonial tax on tea, just as unprecedented numbers of colonists gathered in this very building 246 years ago. (INSIDE PERFORMANCE REQUIRES TICKET)

6:30pm 'Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!' (FREE TO THE PUBLIC)
As the town meeting rages inside of Old South Meeting House, join the crowds outside and hear from a Town Crier and the women of Colonial Boston as they discuss news of this tea crisis. (OUTSIDE PERFORMANCE FREE TO THE PUBLIC)

7:30pm 'Huzzah for Griffin's Wharf' (FREE TO THE PUBLIC; TICKET HOLDERS GET PRIME PLACEMENT)
Led by fife & drum corps, we'll parade through the Financial District of Boston and down to the Waterfront where Griffinís Wharf once stood. We'll follow same route the original Patriots walked to Boston Harbor to destroy the tea!

8:00pm 'Boston Harbor, A Teapot Tonight!' (FREE TO THE PUBLIC; TICKET HOLDERS GET GUARANTEED VIEWING)
Stand side-by-side with the colonists as we line the shores of Boston Harbor. We'll 'Huzzah!' as the Sons of Liberty storm aboard the Brig Beaver to destroy chest after chest of East India Company Tea.

Reenactment Ticket Includes:

1) General admission seating at the historic Old South Meeting House, the center of protest in colonial Boston where the colonists gathered in 1773.
2) Escorted access in the parade to the harbor.
3) Guaranteed viewing with the best sight lines to the action aboard the Brig Beaver at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Insider Tips
The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment begins at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts, and ends at the Harborwalk behind the InterContinental Boston Hotel, Congress Street Bridge. Transportation is not provided between venues. The parade route is between 1/4 and 1/2 mile long over the streets and sidewalks of Downtown Boston. This is a rain, snow or shine event. Please plan accordingly and dress warmly.

About the Original Tea Party:
On December 16, 1773, thousands gathered for a fiery debate about the tea tax that ended when patriot Samuel Adams gave the secret signal to dump 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor. Find out more at the The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum.

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Free

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www.osmh.org/boston-tea-party/boston-tea-party-reenactment

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310 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02108 map
Phone: (617) 482-6439

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