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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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