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Old South Meeting House, Boston

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Historic Site
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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  • This historic setting has been around 'since Colonial Times' and deserves your visiting it while you're in Boston. But why? Uh... 'cause it's important...  more »
  • The freedom trail is one of the United States, and of course a group of people for the independence movement. To sum up the history of the independence of the United States where if you look at that. Here in the United States independent of the process or preparation, paperwork, etc.
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  • This was a great stop as we were tracking through Boston. If you are a history buff and you are in the area you need to make this a priority.  more »
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  • Our first stop on the Freedom Trail! We were able to buy tickets for three of the official sites on the Freedom Trail here, which includes admission to Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, and Paul Revere's House. These tickets never expire, so you can save them and come back at another time if you want. The Old South Meeting House is a meeting house for the Puritans to worship. It was the largest building in Boston at the time, and it is most famous for being the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. On that day, 5,000 colonists met at the Old South Meeting House to decide what to do with the taxable tea sitting at Griffin's Wharf. After failing to have the tea sent back to England, Samuel Adams stated, "This meeting can do nothing more to save the country." These words were rumored to be a secret signal to the Sons of Liberty to walk down to Griffin’s Wharf and dump the tea into the harbor, marking the start of the Boston Tea Party. As you can see, there is just so much history and colonial significance in this place! And the interior is really beautiful, especially since it's arranged in the traditional New England meeting house style. This is definitely a must stop on the Freedom Trail.
  • I wandered in from my journeying on the Freedom Trail and had a good time with the exhibits and looking around the building itself, which is interesting in its architecture and even just its historical significance.
  • Gave it 3 stars, just not sure it was really worth the price of admission. It takes maybe 20 minutes to walk through. The money is a more of a donation to keep the building in good shape. A cool sight to see though, so if you love history, stop by.
  • I suppose some critical thinking once went on here. Tourist markets, a place for fruit sales and a nice park are across the street. Simple building.
  • Very nice contrast between old and new.