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A Fall Update from Revolutionary Spaces

Since August 1, Revolutionary Spaces has been delighted to welcome visitors to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House under strict social distancing guidelines and capacity limitations. As we enter the colder months, Revolutionary Spaces will be closed for walk-up hours beginning Nov. 1. Private bookings are available for groups of 1-8. All Revolutionary Spaces/RevolutionaryBoston gift shops will also remain closed.

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Revolutionary Spaces connects people to the history and continuing practice of democracy through the interwoven stories of Boston’s Old State House and Old South Meeting House.


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On Washington Street

  • ANTHONY BURNS AND THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
    ANTHONY BURNS AND THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT
    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 was a contested law that gave Southern slaveholders the power to intrude in Northern cities and take alleged fugitive slaves back to captivity. Animated by the hotbed of abolitionism taking hold in the city, Boston activists worked to maintain the freedom of fugitive slaves and even fought violently to ...
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  • REINVENTING CRISPUS ATTUCKS FOR THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT
    REINVENTING CRISPUS ATTUCKS FOR THE ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT
    Most Americans today recognize the Paul Revere print of the Boston Massacre. Thanks to every high school U.S. history textbook, Revere’s print is the image that comes to our minds when we think of the “Bloody Massacre” on March 5, 1770. But when we look at the famous print today, we realize that someone is ...
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  • Replicating John Hancock's Clothing
    Replicating John Hancock’s Clothing
    This post was originally published on the Bostonian Society’s On King Street blog in 2017, written by Sira Dooley Fairchild, former Collections Manager In order to preserve John Hancock’s clothing, we are currently in the process of having replicas made. These replicas will allow us to return the originals to dark storage and therefore preserve them ...
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