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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
+1 617-482-6439
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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 building in colonial Boston. From outraged protests over the Boston Massacre, to the night when Samuel Adams gave the secret signal to throw 340 crates of tea into Boston Harbor, colonists came to the Meeting House to protest British rule.
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310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
+1 617-482-6439
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is so gratifying to learn that this landmark has been saved from demolition and is preserved by Bostonians. Though its a very small place and short tour, it arouses the passion for opposing anything imposed on you and commitment for freedom !! Do step...More

Thank Raghuraman C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's basically 1 single room with some displays giving you information about the characters and the events that occurred here. But the big benefit of this place is the audio guide you can get for your smartphone (works through QR code) Its $ 6,00 admission...More

Thank headhunterke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting something along the lines of the history signs at the Old North Church but this place is very well done. It is $6 to get in and there is an audio tour for cell phone available for download. However the exhibits in...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is part of our American History where important meetings were held on the decisions of our freedom. Lots of great reading history and the inside is beautiful. Small amount to pay- with a AAA discount as well. Makes great pictures. Was a church where...More

1  Thank marylou72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked into the Freedom Trail is the Old South Meeting House, the site of many historical events more recent than the American Revolution. One display is a layout of the Boston at the time of the Revolution. While the Revolution is the reason for visiting...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 16 September 2017

So rich in Boston history and iconic to view. Definitely recommend- and it's centrally located amongst so many histotical and fun stops in the heart of Boston. Right near several TStations - walk to Faneuill hall, Downtown Crossing just to name a few.

1  Thank sonnymiracle
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I was only in the city for a few hours after landing at Logan and before starting a road trip. I walked around the Common and did part of the Freedom Trail which was great. One of the most impressive buildings on the Trail was...More

1  Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 5 September 2017

If you're paying for this separately, I wouldn't waste the money (even only a few bucks) but if you have the Go Boston Card then yes, it wouldn't hurt to take a look at an old meeting house.

Thank JasonW11
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a stop on the Freedom Tour that contains a nice lesson in the freedom-fighting activities of Colonial Boston. It does cost an extra fee, and it is not always open, so decide ahead of time whether you want to visit. It is very...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This meting house is a stop on the Freedom Trail, and was where the Boston Tea Party began, as well as many other Revolutionary-related activities (it was the largest meeting spot available to the colonists). There is a small admission fee charged to enter. We...More

Thank SnowyShasta
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with
historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through
one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston
Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling
statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
children and eager tourists through the pond. Have
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26 July 2017|
Response from Brandy C | Reviewed this property |
It is self guided.