NO TAX ON TEA! That was 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.

The spacious, brick meeting house that stands today at Washington and Milk Streets is the actual building where colonists met in November and December of 1773 to protest the tea tax. When you visit Old South Meeting House, you  stand in the same hall where Josiah Quincy cautioned the colonists that their protests might stir up a hornet’s nest; where Dr. Thomas Young warned against the ill effects of tea; where Samuel Adams give his secret signal, sending “Mohawks” to the harbor; and where John Hancock cried,

“Let every man do what is right in his own eyes!”

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1729
Year Built
140+
Years as a Museum
80,000
Annual Visitors
10,000
Annual Educational Group Participants
1
Revolution Brewed