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Historic Site, History Museum
310 Washington St (at Milk St.)
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-6439
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm
9:30am - 5:00pm


  • Built in 1729, this was where some 5,000 colonists gathered on December 16, 1773, for a protest that culminated that night in the Boston Tea Party.
  • No taxation without representation! The Old South Meeting House was the birthplace of the Boston Tea Party.
  • Bldg w/183' steeple dates to 1729. Clock from 1770 still functional. Site of baptism of Ben Franklin. On 12/16/1773 5,000 colonists gathered here before Boston Tea Party. More info in blog. <LINK>
  • Though some events are free to members only, the Old South Meeting House also hosts free ones for nonmembers. 617-482-6439,
  • While here, inquire about upcoming events; this building often has guest lecturers or speakers present in the main meeting hall. Interesting to see modern issues discussed in a historic building.
  • Visit Old South Meeting House to see where the Boston Tea Party began and experience the dramatic events that made this the Sanctuary of Freedom.
  • When you visit, listen for the bell in the clock tower! It's a Paul Revere original that was installed in 2011!
  • Great museum to visit to understand the importance of free speech and how that very notion led to many protests/movements that shaped Boston and the United States.
  • History is awesome
  • History! Both sides of the street!
  • It was at this location that Samuel Adams spoke his famous words, Gentlemen, this meeting can do nothing more to save the country, and the Tea party started.
  • Great place to meet a friend!
  • A building with an interesting relationship with free speech.
  • It was here on the 16th December 1773 that 5000 colonists gathered to protest against tax on tea leading to the Boston tea party.
  • Part of the Boston Tea Party scheming ...& much more
  • Once a year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the Old South congregation returns to Old South Meeting House for services in its ancestral home.
  • Liberty begins
  • Remembering the old days!!
  • Check out book store downstairs

Nearby places

206 Washington St (at State St)
State St. (at Congress St.)
1 S Market St (at Congress St & North St)