SEP 28, 4:00PM
Please note this event is being offered as a benefit for Revolutionary Spaces members, who will receive a special registration link by email. Not yet a member?
The Flame of Independence sparked in Boston
More than just a hash mark on a timeline, the Boston Massacre was a crystallizing moment in the formation of the American identity.
Revolutionary Spaces invites you to join Director of Visitor Experience & Content Development Matthew Wilding on Tuesday, September 28 for a tour exploring the complicated history of the Boston Massacre. The Massacre and Memory Tour is a half-mile guided walking tour that explores the surprisingly small geography of colonial Boston and its central civic buildings—the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, and Faneuil Hall—to uncover the roots of the conflict that escalated into a deadly riot, leaving five dead and a country changed.
Was the tragedy that night the unlikely confluence of unpredictable events or the inevitable eruption of a close-knit community under intense strain? Peer beyond the infamous imagery and patriot propaganda to discover how the events of that night became not only a spark for the flame of American Independence, but a call to arms that has echoed through generations in their fights for freedom and justice.
The Massacre and Memory Tour runs approximately 75 minutes, and is offered for free for Revolutionary Spaces members. Space is limited; registration is required.
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