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Address: 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-482-6439
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Description: No Tax on Tea! This was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000...
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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Not a whole lot to see, but a pretty old building

While there are some display cases inside with artifacts and information, there's not really a whole lot to see here. Though it is a very pretty building inside with a few... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Southampton, Pennsylvania

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Would not recommend unless you have a Pass (like the Go Boston Pass) where the site is already included. The building is very cool to see, but after 5 minutes I was ready to go. I would probably have been disappointed if I had paid the $6. We skimmed the exhibits and were in-and-out in about 15 minutes. On a... More 

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

While there are some display cases inside with artifacts and information, there's not really a whole lot to see here. Though it is a very pretty building inside with a few elements that date to the early 1700's. Worth a quick stop if you're going to be in the area for the Old State House anyway.

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Poole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Old South Meeting House is important as the location where the Colonists met to have discussions and debates about what to do. It was the location from which they met before the Boston Tea Party. The visit has some interesting exhibits. I tried to use the interactive guide on my phone, but I was unsuccessful. I enjoyed reading the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Overall a small museum but interesting to see. Included in the go pass so nice to see. 30 minutes is enough time to see and easy to find.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Look for connections to Franklin, Wheatley, & Emerson in this building which was built in 1729 as a Puritan congregation. It is fortunate that this large hall has been preserved, for being inside gives an accurate feeling for how an important part of colonial Boston looked. It is easy to visualize a Puritan service, or the crowd of 5000 assembling... More 

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place is packed with artifacts. It's a beautiful building and has lots of space to move around. No pictures allowed inside.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A fascinating building who's internal architecture has been reconstructed to reflect the time of the Boston Tea Party. Lots of historical information about how the building was used and the build up to the War of Independence for Britain. Whilst there we witnessed two sets of schoolchildren take part in a re-enactment of the lead up to the Boston Tea... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The staff made it an interesting tour. They were very knowledgeable and answered your questions. It is definitely worth a visit and it is one of the sites of the Freedom Trail tour. However, admission to Old South Meeting House is not included in the Freedom Trail tour. The admission price is reasonable and the visit is very educational. I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I was a little disappointed with the museum. My guidebook had indicated there was an audio program with head sets but instead you could use a smart phone to scan and hear it. Only problem, I'm one of the few holdouts that doesn't have a smart phone. I also thought there would be more information about the American Revolution.

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Independence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited here with a tour group on 4/6/15. "This meeting can do no more to save the country." To walk through the building where Samuel Adams spoke those words, sparking the start of the Boston Tea Party, is beyond words. This site is so rich with history. From being the church where Benjamin Franklin was baptized, to hosting the... More 

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Address: 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-482-6439
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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