Old South Meeting House
Old South Meeting House
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. Our museum and historic site is an important stop on your Freedom Trail Tour or visit to Boston, and our award-winning Museum Shop is a favorite of tourists and locals alike! From our informative exhibits, 3D map of colonial Boston, and scavenger hunts, to taking in the beauty of our historical meeting house interior, to browsing the titles, locally-sourced goods, and revolutionary gifts of our museum shop, we have something for everyone.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
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 your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
How to get there
  • State • 3 min walk
  • Downtown Crossing • 3 min walk
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RayGCincinnati_OH
Cincinnati, OH184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is where it all began boys and girls. On the evening of December 16, 1773, the Patriots and the Loyals met to discuss (again) the most recent tax levied by King George III. After many hours of back and forth, Samuel Adams stood in the pulpit and announced, “The time for talking is over, let’s throw some tea into the harbor.” I’m paraphrasing of course. To stand on the same spot where the decision was made to rebel brought tears to my eyes. Corny? OK.
Written 10 April 2024
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Steph S
Bristol, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Had a really enjoyable visit to the Old South Meeting House, big thanks to Jim who was our guide and delivered a really engaging talk on the history of the place and events that led to the Boston Tea Party. It’s fantastic when you visit these places to find that your guide genuinely enjoys history and is enthusiastic about their job.
Written 11 October 2023
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GayleWalter
New Haven, CT92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Excellent historical display with details of what happened there around the time of the revolution. Special event with live music was a bonus.
Written 29 September 2023
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY1,920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Along the Freedom Trail this site has a joint ticket with the Old State House. This was a hotbed of Patriot activity and the planning place for the Boston Tea Party. Inside they have exhibits on how the Meeting House evolved over the years and the campaign to save it.
Written 18 December 2022
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travelbug
Pensacola, FL959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
I really loved the quick tour of the old south meeting house and the old state house. Combined admission is $15. I recommend the audio tour on the national park app for each location and all of the freedom trail.
Written 31 October 2022
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Andrew
Atlanta, GA10 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Not worth $15 for these two sites. It was entirely too basic and one of the sites didn’t have AC. The people that worked there were cool and informative though.
Written 21 July 2022
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ9,878 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Another stop on the Freedom Trail. Built as a Puritan Church in 1729. Site of many anti-British protests preceding the Revolutionary War. Birthplace of the Boston Tea Party. Free admission with your ticket from the Old State House!
Written 11 July 2022
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XSki007
New Jersey1,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
When you enter the building you immediately are thrown in to thinking about what must have happened here during the Revolution.

Excellent display that takes you back to the times.
Written 6 May 2022
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Splanky
Claymont, DE353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a self-tour site with a highly knowledgeable docent to answer questions. This is a museum that includes many areas to learn of the building's significance and there is a downloadable audio tour available for free. The fee included entrance to this location and the Old State House. I would recommend both to anyone interested in the history both of Boston and the Revolutionary War.
Written 5 May 2022
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drichrx
Brooklyn, NY1,227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Nice museum on the Freedom Trail dedicated to expression of freedom. Admission ticket combined with Old State House, which has more exhibits about the Revolutionary War. This one has a few but is mostly about seeing how people met (and still meeting) to discuss controversial topics of the time. Best bathroom of the two sites.
Written 30 April 2022
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Old South Meeting House admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost HK$117.42, while a popular guided tour starts around HK$39.14 per person.




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