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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
617-482-6439
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Ranked #96 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Sacramento, California
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Seems every tour or walk you take ends up passing by this place at some point. Particularly lovely at night. If you haven't already learned the history as part of a tour, do some research first to really understand the significance of this place.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In all of my trips to Boston, this was my first stop here. It had a very informative display and after having been to the Tea Party Ship I could picture what happened here. It's a must do for history buffs!

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Seattle
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185 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Yes, it's one of the stops along the Freedom Trail so you must visit if you are doing the trail. Not terribly exciting inside. It's a good place to stop and contemplate and read up on Boston history via Wikipedia.

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London, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Not much to see but an important part of Boston's revolutionary history. It lies along the freedom trail and so is a must stop if you want the whole experience. Best to have some prior knowledge before you visit.

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Roskilde
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43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A guide or some knowledge of the place would be an advantage. Its a room wit small boxes and chairs. Thats it ! To feel the historic wind you need to prepare your visit or hire a guide.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was one of my favorite stops on the Freedom Trail. The history of this site will amaze you! So many great events from 1682 to present times. The craftsmanship is apparent and the building is solid. There are small exhibits showcasing some of the great events that have been held in that very building. Recommend this stop on the... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So many important events in US history were discussed and carried out here. It is amazing to see it in person. You have a chance to sit in the pew boxes and read about some of the historic meeting held in the building. We only spent about 20 minutes here, but it was a great stop on the freedom trail.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Old South Meeting House is also a church. It's part of the Freedom Trail. We went there during our tour with NPS. Supposedly the Old South Meeting House is the second oldest establishment in the United States. Take a quick look. It's located just across the downtown crossing area.

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Houston, Texas
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of the larger and the earlier Freedom Trail stop, Old South Meeting House played a significant role in shaping the American Revolution by hosting important discussions including the mourning for Boston Massacre and the plotting of Boston Tea Party. I bet you didn't know this place also held other important talks even after Revolution! At least I didn't until... More

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place was very cool to visit. It has information boards all over that tell of the history and significance of this building. Walking around, one can imagine how the passion of the early Americans must have filled this building. Very interesting indeed.

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