Become a Member at Revolutionary Spaces

Revolutionary Spaces members have the chance to connect to the history and continuing practice of democracy through the intertwined stories of two of the nation’s most iconic sites – Boston’s Old South Meeting House and Old State House. Revolutionary Spaces members enjoy free admission to the sites, discounts at the museum shops, invitations to special events, and more!


Membership Levels

A 1769 map of Boston.

These iconic brick buildings stood at the center of 18th-century life in Boston. Built in 1713, the Old State House is the oldest surviving public building in the city. The brickwork is classic English-bond masonry, with alternating rows of headers and stretchers. The Old South Meeting House was completed in 1729; a strong brickwork design of Flemish bond masonry gave rise to a towering building. Constructed as a Puritan house of worship, it was the largest indoor gathering place in colonial Boston which made it a center of public life.

Benefits
  • Printed Membership Card
  • Unlimited free admission for 1 individual
  • 10% museum shop discount
  • Invitation to special events
The balcony of the Old State House.

Standing over Boston’s original town square, the balcony of the Old State House cemented the building’s role as the center of civic and political activity in the city. Because of its prominent location, the balcony was the site of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Boston!

Benefits
  • Printed Membership Card
  • Unlimited free admission for 2 individuals
  • 10% museum shop discount
  • Invitation to special events
The chandelier in the nave of the Old South Meeting House.

The electric chandelier that hangs in the hall of Old South Meeting House is a replica of a gas-burning version that was gifted by a member of the congregation. Installed in 1802, the French glass chandelier was a beautiful example of the generosity of the Old South community.

Benefits
  • Printed Membership Card
  • Unlimited free admission for a Family (up to 4 individuals 18+)
  • 15% museum shop discount
  • Invitation to special events
  • Special Member Rates to Signature Events
The clock at the Old State House.

The engraved clock and scrollwork that decorate the Old State House’s east façade were added to the building in 1831. These 19th-century embellishments were made by Simon Willard, America’s most well-known clockmaker and a Massachusetts native. Willard also designed the eagle clock that hangs in the Hall of Old South Meeting House.

Benefits
  • Printed Membership Card
  • Unlimited free admission for a Family (up to 4 individuals 18+)
  • 15% museum shop discount
  • Invitation to special events
  • Special Member Rates to Signature Events
  • Access to advanced ticketing to Signature Events
The steeple of the Old South Meeting House.

Part of the original 1729 construction, the steeple has stood over Washington Street for nearly-300 years. The design, inspired by Sir Christopher Wren’s London churches, was one of the first to be used by a non-Anglican congregation in New England and went on to inspire steeples throughout the region.

Benefits
  • Printed Membership Card
  • Unlimited free admission for a Family (up to 4 individuals 18+)
  • 20% museum shop discount
  • Invitation to special events
  • Special Member Rates to Signature Events
  • Access to advanced ticketing to Signature Events
  • Private guided tour of Old State House or Old South Meeting House tower (up to 4 individuals)
The weathervane at the Old State House.

The weathervanes of both the Old South Meeting House and the Old State House are original to their respective buildings, and were created by members of the same family! The Old State House’s 1713 weathervane is attributed to Shem Drowne, America’s first documented weathervane maker. Designed in a similar style, the weathervane that tops the Meeting House was made by his sons Thomas and David Drowne.

Benefits
  • Printed Membership Card
  • Unlimited free admission for a Family (up to 4 individuals 18+)
  • 25% museum shop discount
  •  Invitation to special events
  • Special Member Rates to Signature Events
  • Access to advanced ticketing to Signature Events
  • Two private guided tours of Old State House or Old South Meeting House tower (up to 4 individuals)

Revolutionary Spaces members keep their memberships for one year from the time of purchase.

If you are an existing member of the Old South Association, you should receive an updated membership card in the mail. If you have not received on, please email membership@revolutionaryspaces.org.

Discounted membership prices are available for seniors, students, and EBT card holder. For more information, please contact membership@revolutionaryspaces.org or 617-720-1713 x160.