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Old South Meeting House
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 June 2014

This place was very cool to visit. It has information boards all over that tell of the history and significance of this building. Walking around, one can imagine how the passion of the early Americans must have filled this building. Very interesting indeed.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great architecture and history! I found myself looking for the Old South Meeting House from different locations in the city as I was sightseeing.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Located along the Freedom Trail on Washington Street near its intersection with Milk Street, the Old South Meeting House was built in 1729 as a Puritan meeting house. While this has been the site of many historical events, the most significant was the meeting that started here on December 16, 1773 and evolved into the Boston Tea Party in protest of the tea tax. The building is open as a museum daily, except for the major winter holidays, from 9:30 am till 5 pm from Apr 1 through Oct 31 and 10 am till 4 pm from Nov 1 through Mar 31. As I have toured the inside before and have seen the nice architectural details of the interior but the limited number of artifacts, I decided to forgo the $6 entrance fee this time and enjoy the building from the outside. If one is interested in touring the inside, one should consider the the Freedom Trail Ticket which provides access to the Old South Meeting House, the Paul Revere House and Old State House for $13 versus the individual cost of $18.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014

The Old South Meeting House is a very historic and very attractive building. Inside you can sit and walk around the very same meeting hall used for religious services and public meetings for centuries and reflect on what it would have been like while Samuel Adams was whipping everyone into a rage over tea taxes in the 1770s but apart from that there is not much else to see and do. There are some small displays about the building's history and uses but they are not particularly detailed or engrossing. The staff are very friendly and very helpful, though.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

While walking the Freedom Trail, we arrived at the Old South Meeting House. It was built in 1729 as a Puritan church and was the largest building in Boston at that time. It was a place where colonists gathered time after time to challenge British rule in the years leading to the American Revolution. The Meeting House became famous because of the 'Boston Tea party'. On 16th December 1773 a few thousand patriots held a meeting regarding the controversial British taxations. After a heated discussion some of the men destroyed 30 tons of taxable tea on three ships and the incident became known as the Boston Tea Party. A few years later the British occupied the building. They used it as a riding school and destroyed the interior. Later the building was restored and remained a church until 1872. It was saved from demolishing by concerned people of Boston who recognized it as a great historic site. Nowadays the Old South Meeting House is a museum and still is a place for people to meet and discuss.

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