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Old South Meeting House

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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...more
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310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it's a shame that they charge for this, but be prepared for that. Even if you don't want to pay, be sure to look from the outside and visit the gift shop anyway!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. The history is unbelievable and the condition is superb. Hard to believe all that happened in this building. We all had a great time while here!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

We could have spent half of a day in there looking at all the historical items they have on display (including some of the actual tea that was saved from the party).

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Very clean and well cared for. I enjoyed seeing the public spaces and learning about the building. History is presented from an exciting point of view. I would definitely recommend keeping this on your to do list!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is a very historic building and should be visited by anyone interested in US history. It is awe inspiring.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Paid to go in. Deeply over rated. The museum is limited and the internals are sparse. Just have a look at the outside and read the Google page.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Devon K, Director of Marketing & Events at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

We hope that our antique Puritan meeting house interior, exhibits, scavenger hunts, and 3D map table make a trip inside OSMH well worth it for all visitors, so we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit inside. But we appreciate you taking...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018

Old South Meeting House 310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108 The tumultuous years from the occupation of Boston in 1768 to the evacuation of British Troops in 1776, Old South Meeting House earned the name "Sanctuary of Freedom." Come learn about its role as a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Devon K, Director of Marketing at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

We're delighted you spent such an important holiday with us, and thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewed September 9, 2018

You can visited for a few minutes or get the tour and its like a lot of the historical site throughout Boston, worth a few minutes of your time as you soak up another piece of 18th century history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Devon K, Director of Marketing & Events at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

We're so glad you stopped by, and thank you for your review!

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Our first few visits, we walked by to look at the exterior but didn’t pay the fee to go inside. Please go in, it’s worth it. Interesting historical artifacts and easy to read displays, take a few minutes to just sit in the main gallery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review, Bob. We are so pleased you took the time to come back and give our interior a chance...and that we were worth it!

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The history of the building is fascinating and there are some signs and wifi for a limited audio tour, but compared to other sites on the Freedom walk, this one has less engagement and information than the others. If you have to save time or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for your candid review, J - we truly appreciate knowing how we can improve our experience for all visitors! We know that time and money are both at a premium to visitors, and we do hope that our interactive exhibit panels and audio...More

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