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Dates:Thursday, March 5, 2020 - Thursday, March 5, 2020
Hours:11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:see below
Category:Arts & Culture
the boston massacre commemoration and reenactment 2020 photoSee history come alive as downtown Boston transforms into Revolutionary Boston! Interpreters will populate the Old State House, depicting historic events and details of everyday life during the military occupation of the city by the King’s soldiers.

March 5
A Commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre will be held at the Old South Meeting House from 6:30-8 p.m.

Governor Charlie Baker will be joined by other key civic and community leaders to reflect on how our most difficult national memories can inspire us to reach for our highest American ideals.

Beginning March 5 – “Reflecting Attucks” – a new temporary exhibit – will open in Representatives Hall at the Old State House. The exhibition will explore the life and memory of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native American descent and the first casualty of the Boston Massacre, and provoke visitors to consider how Attucks has been remembered over the past 250 years.

To complement the exhibit, Revolutionary Spaces will offer special tours and facilitated dialogues in the galleries. The exhibit will be on display until March 2021 and is included in museum admission.

March 7
The Boston Massacre Reenactment will take place in two parts.
1-5 p.m.: Reenactors will illustrate the tensions between Boston residents and British soldiers through a combination of interpretations inside and outside of the Old State House, Old South Meeting House and the Edes & Gill Print Shop at Faneuil Hall.

7-7:30 p.m.: The reenactment of the Boston Massacre incident will take place outside the Old State House near the Boston Massacre Site on the Freedom Trail. Cameras and reporters are welcome.



Witness the Boston Massacre reenacted in front of the Old State House, in the very place where it took place March 5, 1770, reenacted by living historians.

Before the action unfolds, hear from patriots, loyalists, and moderates who will talk about the events and attitudes that led to that fateful night.

Once the smoke clears, explore the galleries of the Old State House and discover how the aftermath of the Boston Massacre led to the birth of a nation.

Free; in front of the Old State House.

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Free - $10

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www.bostonhistory.org/?s=osh&p=calendar

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206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109-1773 map
Phone: 6177201713

Old State House
206 Washington Street, Boston MA 02109

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  • Arrive early to meet the patriots, loyalists, and moderates- you may even get to hear their version of the story of that night!
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