Old South Meeting House

Where the Boston Tea Party began in 1773!

310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108

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Visit the famed, National Historic Landmark where liberty found its allies and the American Revolution gained its voice. Within the walls of Old South Meeting House, meeting by meeting, vote by vote, a revolution began. Highlights of the Old South Meeting House: The authentic 1729 meeting house where the Boston Tea Party began- one of the nation's most important colonial landmarks! A charming historic 3-D model of colonial Boston showing the Patriots' route to the harbor! John Hancock's portable writing desk A first edition 1773 book by slave & poet Phillis Wheatley And many more rare revolutionary artifacts and historic documents

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  • A Slice of Boston History: Curious Tales from the Annals of the Omni Parker House

    Join us to hear from Omni Parker House Historian Susan Wilson on her delightfully anecdotal and lavishly illustrated new book,...

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    Wed, Oct 8, 2014

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  • Is It True What They Say about Lobster?

    Lobsters as fertilizer? Children and prisoners forced to eat lobster? Apprentices refusing to eat lobster more than twice a week?...

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    Tue, Oct 21, 2014

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  • Special Middays at the Meeting House Series - "Conversations with Hawthorne and Thoreau"

    Midday Part 1: A Conversation with Henry David Thoreau Join us at 12 noon for tea and cookies, then sit in our...

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    Fri, Oct 24, 2014

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  • Revolutionary- A book talk with author Alex Myers

    Know the State Heroine of Massachusetts? Author Alex Myers will discuss the life of Deborah Samson, a woman who disguised...

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    Thu, Oct 30, 2014

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  • Special Middays at the Meeting House Series - "Conversations with Hawthorne and Thoreau"

    Midday Part 2: An Afternoon with Nathaniel Hawthorne Join us at 12 noon for tea and cookies, then sit in our cozy...

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    Fri, Nov 7, 2014

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  • Warm up at the Meeting House! - Community Open House

    Join us for light refreshments, explore the museum on your own, and try out replicas from our collection to find...

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    Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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  • Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England

    Curious about architecture and historic preservation in early 20th-century New England? Architectural historian Maureen Meister will discuss how the Arts...

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    Thu, Nov 13, 2014

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