In Colonial America, those without the right to vote were forced to pursue other avenues to have their voices heard.
Old South Meeting House and Old State House to host an inclusive and contemporary slate of city-wide events exploring the power of place.
The Tea Act of 1773 passed, keeping the 3-penny tax on tea. When tea arrives in the colonies, the consignees must now pay the entire duty on the tea BEFORE the tea can be landed. The consignees for Boston were Richard Clarke & Sons, Benjamin Faneuil, Jr, Joshua Winslow, Thomas Hutchinson, Jr, and his brother, Elisha (sons of Royal Governor, Thomas Hutchinson).
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE BOOKING ONLY: See how events in our backyard have shaped the entire nation. Trace the ideals of the Revolution through Independence, abolition, struggles for civil rights, and into the present day.
Once an exclusive space for the most powerful men in Massachusetts, now all are invited to connect to our nation’s history in this meticulously-restored 18th-century room.
The home of colonial government in Massachusetts in the 1700s, site of the Boston Massacre, and the point of origin for vital debates about self-government that continue today.
Your first stop in Boston! See how Massachusetts and its residents played a pivotal role in the birth of America.
For young visitors and the young at heart, there’s no better way to understand history than to reach out and touch it at the Old State House.
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE BOOKING ONLY: A half-mile guided walking tour that explores the surprisingly small geography of colonial Boston to uncover the roots of the Boston Massacre and includes entry to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House.
March-September Fri, Sat, & Sun 1:30pm Beginning at the Old State House Buy Tickets Includes all-day General Admission to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House. This tour is free for Revolutionary Spaces Members. Learn more about membership here. 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. The Massacre and Memory Tour is a half-mile guided… Read more Massacre and Memory Tour