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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
+1 617-482-6439
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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 building in colonial Boston. From outraged protests over the Boston Massacre, to the night when Samuel Adams gave the secret signal to throw 340 crates of tea into Boston Harbor, colonists came to the Meeting House to protest British rule.
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310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is part of our American History where important meetings were held on the decisions of our freedom. Lots of great reading history and the inside is beautiful. Small amount to pay- with a AAA discount as well. Makes great pictures. Was a church where...More

3  Thank marylou72
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Tucked into the Freedom Trail is the Old South Meeting House, the site of many historical events more recent than the American Revolution. One display is a layout of the Boston at the time of the Revolution. While the Revolution is the reason for visiting...More

1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

So rich in Boston history and iconic to view. Definitely recommend- and it's centrally located amongst so many histotical and fun stops in the heart of Boston. Right near several TStations - walk to Faneuill hall, Downtown Crossing just to name a few.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I was only in the city for a few hours after landing at Logan and before starting a road trip. I walked around the Common and did part of the Freedom Trail which was great. One of the most impressive buildings on the Trail was...More

1  Thank BigMerk
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

If you're paying for this separately, I wouldn't waste the money (even only a few bucks) but if you have the Go Boston Card then yes, it wouldn't hurt to take a look at an old meeting house.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a stop on the Freedom Tour that contains a nice lesson in the freedom-fighting activities of Colonial Boston. It does cost an extra fee, and it is not always open, so decide ahead of time whether you want to visit. It is very...More

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This meting house is a stop on the Freedom Trail, and was where the Boston Tea Party began, as well as many other Revolutionary-related activities (it was the largest meeting spot available to the colonists). There is a small admission fee charged to enter. We...More

Thank SnowyShasta
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

Yes, it is a historical meeting place, but once you stick your nose into the place you realize that there is little there to explain the whys and whose roles are involved. Just walk by...

Thank PhilViking
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We passed this site on our walking Freedom Trail walking tour. When tour ended we went back to this site, which requires a separate entrance fee, but is well worth it. Tons of Boston history both colonial to current times. It is a self guided...More

2  Thank Gonoles5150
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

After being at Faneuil hall, this meeting place is disappointing. The history shown in this place is common to other several places, and Faneuil hall, the old city house, and various places. The exhibitions at this places are much, much more interesting. This place is...More

1  Thank yair-inbal
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Lucas G, Guest Relations Manager at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit! Faneuil Hall is indeed impressive, but it was here in 1773 that the Boston Tea Party began. We feel that the history we interpret here -- an over 200 year heritage of free...More

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Hayley1607
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It is self guided.
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