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Old South Meeting House: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is said to be the sure of where the Boston Tea Party was planned. I honestly don’t know if that’s the case or not, but I’m willing to bet it probably was. It’s a great old building and has seen a lot of history...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hashrocket
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old South Church in Back Bay started here (or rather, it is an extension of what began here). It's a very traditional-looking Congregational/Anglican structure with enclosed pews and upper balconies. The 183 foot tall steeple makes it a visual landmark from many places in Boston...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old South Meeting House has a small admission fee and a AAA discount. The thing we liked the most was the awesome scavenger hunt for the kids. They had different hunts according to age level. Our kids decided to work together. The scavenger hunt...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank simplyheartfelt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only the home of the Boston Tea Party meeting, but also the site of many other social justice campaigns throughout US history, including current issues. We spent a couple hours there reading all the exhibits and listening to the different stations.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Experience history where the Boston Tea Party began! This hall rang with words from Puritan sermons, public meetings, and the tea tax debates - visit Old South Meeting House and add your voice to history. Saved from the wrecking ball in 1876 by “twenty women...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019

This is where the decision to toss 340 crates of tea into the bay was made. Feel the history. As part of the Freedom Trail, this is a must see.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 13 September 2019 via mobile

A great stop on the Freedom Trail. Guides were very well informed as to events that happened in this hall during the American Revolution.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 8 September 2019

We decided to tour the inside and the admission was very reasonably priced - check their website for the different pricing and hours open. At the Meeting House you can see tea leaves and a tea crate label from the Boston Tea Party, a popular...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 5 September 2019

Whether you are doing the Freedom Trail or happen to be in the area this is just a quick stop. I saw most people, like me, read the sign outside, take some photos and move along to the next stop on their list. The place...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

We visited with our four children - ages 5 to 11. The site has a selection of search and finds available that are relevant across ages. The kids’ enjoyment of the site was greatly increased by the search and finds; they spent 30 minutes seeking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from TanAndSand | Reviewed this property |
It is self guided.