Boston Massacre Multimedia Presentation – Revolutionary Spaces

Open Daily

At the Old State House

Entrance is included in the price of admission.

Voices of the past.

On the snowy evening of March 5, 1770, the mounting tensions between American colonists and occupying British troops reached a bloody crescendo, leaving five unarmed civilians dead. But behind the infamous imagery and patriot propaganda lie the people that lived through and witnessed the Boston Massacre. Hear a young apprentice taunting a sentry, and through spotlighted artifacts, images, and ghostly shadows, learn how this insignificant exchange between resident and soldier escalated into a deadly riot.

The presentation is motion-activated and begins when visitors enter the room and runs approximately 6 minutes.