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Old South Meeting House

Address: 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-482-6439
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Ranked #130 of 414 things to do in Boston
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: No Tax on Tea! This was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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 secre3t signal to throw 340 crates of tea into Boston Harbor, colonists came to the Meeting House to protest British rule.
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Taipei, Taiwan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This historical brick structure Old South Meeting House was built in 1729 as a Puritan house of worship. I think people came here on a free museum day and it was well worth it!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went here today as part of the Freedom Trail Tour but this place we stayed maybe 15 minutes, not much to see but they do give you a few cup of tea downstairs.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In addition to the many exhibition panels and maps, what I enjoyed most was taking the quiz to see if I would have been a revolutionary, a loyalist or a moderate. It would be fun for kids too-

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Perhaps Americans are brought up to know about everything on display here but to me, a visitor from overseas, this was an eye opener. I knew nothing of the afro-american girl poet whose work was published in London, nothing of the way the British treated this building and I also greatly enjoyed the simple but elegant architecture. I find it... More 

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Lincoln
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You come to the Old South Meeting House if you are on the Freedom Trail walk - this is a fine old building steeped in history. A 'white spire brick church' although it no longer has regular services.. Quite a basic interior which I suppose is in line with it's puritan origins. Like other local churches it has enclosed wooden... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Old South Meeting House is on the Freedom Trail so it is easily accessible. Admission is $6 (not too expensive). The building is very well preserved. It is worth a stop since in many ways the American Revolution had its start here. The Boston Tea Party was probably planned here. It is a window into the past that we... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I stood in the same building where the colonists gathered to protest British rule...the start of the American Revolution.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We did our own walking tour around Boston and came across this historic building, It was amazing to stand in such a place and know that was the starting place of so much to come!!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I'm glad we are able to say we visited the place where important meetings took place regarding the American Revolution. Although the fee was reasonable, there was no one available to answer questions. The exhibits were self-explanatory, but some lacked clarity. There was no clear sign for exiting the building.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Be sure to stop in if you are walking "The Freedom Trail." Sure, "it's just a building" until you reflect on the thousands of people crammed in to the space to protest the King and his "taxation without representation." http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org Was fortunate to attend a mock debate one December that lead the crowd from the Meeting House to the "Boston... More 

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