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Address: 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-482-6439
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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   No Tax on Tea! This was the decision on December 16, 1773...

   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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Very Old Indeed

Despite being an old building, it has its own charm. It is also one of the visiting points in Boston Freedom Trail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A landmark from the Revolutionary days, On the Freedom trail. learn about the history of the Revolution and how the Boston folk met to plot their existence.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this site while my husband was taking a course. Great to be part of such a historical monument. Worthy of trip.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite being an old building, it has its own charm. It is also one of the visiting points in Boston Freedom Trail.

Thank Knight298570
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old South Meeting House (US$6 per adult) is one of the important stops on the Freedom Trail in Boston. Built in 1729, this attraction offers a nice stop to see Georgian period architecture. We particularly liked the modest red brick facade and building steeple. Inside the Old South Meeting House, you can visit the meeting hall, where debates were... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Continuing along the impressive "Freedom Trail", we came to this fine building, which dates from 1729, when it was a Puritan house of worship. It seems that it became a base for large meetings of citizens in the lead-in to the American Revolution. Here, for example, people gathered to to challenge British Rule, and to protest at the "Boston Massacre",... More 

Thank Gooner10_8
Abingdon, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This meeting house is on the Freedom Trail. The building dates back to 1729. This is where the Boston Tea Party began. There is a museum in the building as well.

Thank Sharon M
Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit and learn the history of boston and the united states. Old building and maintains well.

Thank RuoLee
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite places was the Old South Meeting Hall where many of the speeches were given. Lots of history here from the American independence, anti-slavery, freedom of speech, and civil rights movements.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A stop on the Boston Freedom Trail, there were dozens of people crowded around outside the Old South Meeting House taking pictures. Inside, our family practically had the historic building to ourselves. Our daughter enjoyed the MP3 audio tour while the rest of our family chose to just read the extensive signage on display. Prior to stepping inside, I had... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My wife and I visited here and it's some of the older architecture that you'll see in this country. The building has been beautifully refurbished. The admittance fee is free for we vets, too. Thank you.

Thank Wayne W

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