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Old South Meeting House, Boston

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Historic Site Tourist Spot
Visit the famed, National Historic Landmark where the Boston Tea Party began in 1773. Within the walls of Old South Meeting House, meeting by meeting, vote by vote, a revolution began.

Visit to experience one of the nation's most important colonial landmarks.

On exhibit: Historic 3-D model of colonial Boston showing the Patriots' route to the harbor; John Hancock's portable writing desk; first edition 1773 book by slave & poet Phillis Wheatley; and many more rare revolutionary artifacts and historic documents.

Old South Meeting House is an independent, non-profit museum and historic site funded by individuals like you; The Massachusetts Cultural Council (www.massculturalcouncil.org), a state agency; The Lowell Institute; The Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati; and other public and private foundations and corporations.

A legislated partner in Boston National Historical Park, Old South Meeting House participates in the Passport program as an official Passport Cancellation Station.

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Admission: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors/Students, $1 Children (ages 6-17), under age 6 FREE. Free for OSMH Museum Members.

Freedom Trail Ticket Available: Includes discounted admission to Old South Meeting House, Old State House Museum and the Paul Revere House. $13 adults ($6.50 savings!), $2 children. Available at Old South Meeting House.
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  • A beautiful hour where Samuel Adams rallied the masses and gave the secret order to destroy and throw over board more than 300 crates of tea, angering the British and eventually sparkling a war.  more »
  • This is a self guided historical site on Boston's Freedom Trail. We did the Freedom Trail the first time to see where we wanted to return and spend more time. We enjoyed going back to Old South to tak...  more »
  • One of the places on the freedom trail is this house. Its historical significance is explained but it also shows the larger historical context. This is what made the visit so worthy for me, because as...  more »
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  • You can't visit Boston to see History - without seeing the Old South Meeting House. My daughter and I visited on July 4 - we had already done the guided Freedom Walk, but went back to see inside the building. This is a very easy stop. There is an exhibit and an audio tour available for you. We instead just walked inside, sat down on a bench, and soaked up the atmosphere. If you try you can see the Colonists, hear the arguments. This site is included on the Go Boston Card. We stayed for about 10 minutes and that was perfect. I definitely recommend it.
  • This place was really cool to see. I'm so glad it's been preserved. It takes about an hour to do if you read everything. There is so much history here. I definitely would recommend checking it out!
  • Beautiful landmark. The audio was interesting and easy to access via phone. Really great place to visit
  • Really nice museum about Boston history and the tea party. The entry is 6$ but we paid 3$ each because there was some place under construction. The people really nice and willing to help. Worthy to visit
  • Wonderful historical building, prices are not that bad. and the audio tour is very informative. Take your time and enjoy!