Old South Meeting House, 1906

History of the Old South Meeting House

Built in 1729 as the largest building in colonial Boston, Old South Meeting House has been an important gathering place for nearly three centuries. The Puritan congregation built their first wooden meeting house on this site in 1669 as the “Third Church” in Boston. When overcrowding became a problem, they replaced it in 1729 with the beautiful spacious brick meeting house that still stands today. Standing in the center of town, the Old South Meeting House was colonial Boston’s largest… Read more History of the Old South Meeting House

The weathervane at the Old State House.

Staff & Leadership

Revolutionary Spaces Board of Directors Nathaniel Sheidley, President & CEO Martha McNamara, Chair Ellen Lipsey, Vice Chair Raymond Hoefling, Treasurer James F. Hunnewell, Jr, Preservation Officer of the Old State House Christopher Lane, Preservation Officer of the Old South Meeting House Judith B. McDonough, Clerk Thomas Appleton Richard Batchelder Asaf Bitton Charles Coe Robert Cordy Karilyn Crockett Peter Gori Alexandra Hastings Malia Lazu Cynthia Malm Peter Moroney Robert Pyles Aliza Saivetz Glasser Julie Solz Nancy Taylor Katherine B. Winter Staff… Read more Staff & Leadership

What’s On

Public art, shows, collections and stories that delight every time you visit. Enter Boston’s Old South Meeting House and Old State House – the two most iconic sites on the Freedom Trail. We view history as a powerful tool to understand our present and build work toward a more just and equitable future. Exhibits Buy Tickets Tours Buy Tickets Upcoming Events Online Exhibits Past Events Education Programs

Groups of students visiting the Old South Meeting House.

School Programs

Unfolding history. Dive into history with Revolutionary Spaces through a range of educational resources at the Old State House and Old South Meeting House, including lesson plans, primary documents, and school programs. Please call or email with any questions: booking@revolutionaryspaces.org. School Program FAQs   Education Programs

The Boston Massacre Monument.

Legacy of Crispus Attucks Part III

Patriot or Fool? Crispus Attucks and the Civil Rights Movement by Megan Woods, MA in Public History student at Northeastern University This post is part of a series exploring the legacy of Crispus Attucks, the first victim of the Boston Massacre. These posts were written by students in the Master of Public History program at Northeastern University. Crispus Attucks was an enslaved man of African and Native American heritage about whom little is known, but his legacy has been important… Read more Legacy of Crispus Attucks Part III

An audience at the Old South Meeting House.

Partner Events

Old South Meeting House Partners in Public Dialogue Program Information, Policies, and Application Since the 1773 mass protest meetings that led to the Boston Tea Party, Old South Meeting House has been a gathering place for discussion and celebration and a haven for free speech. Today the mission of the Old South Association is to preserve the Meeting House as an inspiring symbol of free speech and democratic ideals and to continue its active use as a meeting place for… Read more Partner Events

Visitors above the central staircase of the Old State House.

Gallery Talks

The voices of Boston’s history: Past and Present. Our expert and enthusiastic education associates give you unique insight into the American Revolution. Other special gallery talks occur frequently. Please visit the admissions desk at the Old State House or Old South Meeting House to learn more. For questions, please email education@revolutionaryspaces.org or call 617-720-1713 ext. 300.

A man takes a digital photo at the Old South Meeting House.

Contact Us

Mailing Address Revolutionary Spaces 310 Washington St. Boston, MA 02108 Phone Number 617-720-1713 Email For general inquiries, please email info@revolutionaryspaces.org. For questions about donations or planned giving, email development@revolutionaryspaces.org. For questions about space rentals, email events@revolutionaryspaces.org. For questions about school programs or group visits, email education@revolutionaryspaces.org. For press or media inquiries, email communications@revolutionaryspaces.org. For questions about the museum shops, email info@revolutionaryspaces.org. Follow Us on Social Media | Join Our Email List