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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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More than just an old building to walk through!

This is a must see on the Freedom Trail. I hold an annual membership because there are so many events & guest speakers to come back for. There is a coordinated effort amongst... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a must see on the Freedom Trail. I hold an annual membership because there are so many events & guest speakers to come back for. There is a coordinated effort amongst the staff to bring you deeper into the history. Anyone can say "On this date, in this place." But the staff at Old House bring you authors,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Come visit a piece of the past- the American Revolution! The quest for American freedom from Great Britain began here. Walk through this historic building and imagine the Patriots debating what they should do. Sometimes reliving the past can be fun.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There is a free ranger led tour for this and it's wonderful. I get into the political structure of The colony , The Boston massacre, And other events leading up to the start of the revolutionary war.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is the historic building that was were the Boston Tea Party started. The inside is part museum and part historic building. When you enter they have activity sheets for kids at different levels. Our son found that fun. The best part of the trip was our son really showing that he was paying attention to the story of this... More 

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Old South Meeting House is a nice quiet stop along the Freedom Trail. There are a number of placards and posters to read as you wander through the beautiful old building. It wasn't the most exciting stop, so if you are in a rush, skip it and spend time elsewhere. But if you are just enjoying the history and... More 

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Corpus Christi
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I made it a point to list the high points I wanted to see during my week in Boston, and I wasn't disappointed. Just being in the building where so much history happened is amazing. It's a small library type self-guided tour, and very informative. The room itself is amazing, and beautiful, all painted white, with intricately detailed architecture. A... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a beautiful church which has been converted into a museum on one side of the interior. The displays were well done and the history of the significance of this church was clearly described. However, we each paid $10 to enter and it seemed a little steep for a 10 minute stop. They did have a pretty good gift... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the best things in life are free-get a schedule...free concerts in am and pm...Wonderful lectures on just about anything...Excellent author who speak on their books..Quality atmosphere though old and dated, which is part of the mystique...Enjoy the break..Buy old used books for almost nothing...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Old South Church is an interesting place to visit, especially if you are into church history. This is one of the many historic buildings to visit.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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