A Proud History of Democracy & Dissent

Old South Meeting House in Boston, Massachusetts, is a museum, National Historic Landmark, and  active center for civic dialogue and free expression since 1729.

Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA

The famed 1729 National Historic Landmark where the Boston Tea Party
began in 1773 is located at the corner of Milk and Washington Streets in
the Downtown Crossing area of Boston.

Attend Events & the Boston Tea Party Reenactment

Visit our listings of upcoming and annual events, or find out when our annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is brewing.

Visit Old South Meeting House

Step inside one of the nation's most important colonial landmarks and experience the place that changed American history forever.

Schools & Groups, reserve your place in history

Explore America's proud history of democracy and dissent at  Old South Meeting House in popular interactive programs tailored to your group.

Relive the Boston Tea Party at Old South Meeting House

01. Introduction

NO TAX ON TEA! That cry from the colonists brewed the rebellious Boston Tea Party.
[Brewed awakening]

02. Revolution 1773

December 16, 1773: 5,000 people crowded into Old South Meeting House and started a revolution.  [The meeting]

03. List of  Participants

Almost 150 patriots stormed the ships to destroy the tea.
[Know their names]

04. Reenactment

Our annual reenactment of the event that sparked the American Revolution. 
[The reenactment]

05. History

Just what was all that fuss over tea about? [History]

06. Timeline

From Tea Party to Revolution: 1773-1775. [Timeline]

So you want to relive a revolution?

Learn more about the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at the Old South Meeting House to protest a tax... and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party. 

Rent the Old South Meeting House

Your special event deserves a unique venue!
Available for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, formal or informal dinners, lectures and performances of all kinds, this treasured National Historic Site offers you an opportunity to create an event that is truly revolutionary!

Year Built
Years as a Museum
Annual Visitors
Annual Educational Group Participants
Revolution Brewed

Support a living legacy of freedom!

Your support of Old South Meeting House, a museum and National Historic Landmark, helps preserve an American icon. Contributions from people like you provide critical funding to reach more than 80,000 visitors each year with vibrant programming and exhibits, and more than 10,000 students and teachers with acclaimed educational programs.

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