Reopening Revolutionary Spaces

Revolutionary Spaces is excited to announce its plans to reopen the Old State House and Old South Meeting House museums on a trial basis for at least three weeks beginning Saturday, Aug. 1. The museums will be open Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm, and will have strict cleaning and physical distancing guidelines in place. The museum shops at both sites will not be open Aug. 1-2.

Old South Meeting House and the Old State House will be open in a reduced capacity, allowing no more than 25 visitors at one time in Old South Meeting House, and no more than 8 people in one room at one time in the Old State House. Timed tickets can be purchased online.

Guests are welcome to browse exhibits for up to 60 minutes, including Reflecting Attucks at the Old State House, a temporary exhibit exploring the life and legacy of Crispus Attucks, a man of African and Native descent who was the first to fall in the Boston Massacre, an act of protest widely viewed as a turning point on the road to American Revolution.

Revolutionary Spaces will continue to offer a variety of online programs, including an upcoming slate of digital content related to Reflecting Attucks. Our revolutionary spaces are also still available to rent for small private gatherings. Visit our Renting Revolutionary Spaces page to learn more.

For more information on our future plans, keep an eye on our website, and follow us on social media, @RevSpaces.

To learn more about exploring Freedom Trail official historic sites, including what to expect and requirements, please visit the frequently updated Experience the Freedom Trail Now webpage at TheFreedomTrail.org.


Admission and Ticket Prices

Revolutionary Spaces will now offer online timed ticket entry. Ticket options include the following:

Two-Site Admission

  • Adult: $15
  • Seniors/Students: $14
  • Children: $8
  • Members: Free

 

Old South Meeting House Only

  • Adults: $7
  • Seniors/Students: $6
  • Children: $4
  • Members: Free


For Your Safety

Please note the following Safety Guidelines at Revolutionary Spaces to help ensure the health and well-being of our guests and staff.

FACE COVERING
Staff and guests must wear face masks or cloth face coverings fitted to the nose and mouth.

 

Social DistancingSOCIAL DISTANCING
Please maintain a distance of no less than 6 feet away from all staff and other guests.

 

LIMITED OCCUPANCY
Precautions such as timed admissions will ensure lower building capacity.

 

AVOID TOUCHING
Guests are advised to minimize physical contact with exhibit and building surfaces.

 

NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS
All on-site restrooms are currently closed to the public.

 


What’s On at Revolutionary Spaces

Reflecting Attucks
Reflecting Attucks

New exhibit now through March 2021 at the Old State House.

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Colony to Commonwealth
Colony to Commonwealth

Trace the Revolutionary story of Massachusetts as the birth of America unfolds around you through rare artifacts and interactive displays.

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The Hall at the Old South Meeting House
The Hall at the Old South Meeting House

Built in 1729 as a Puritan house of worship, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston.

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Voices of Protest
Voices of Protest

Discover compelling people who made a difference at Old South Meeting House and the history of protest and free speech that continues to this day.

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Council Chamber at the Old State House
Council Chamber at the Old State House

Sit in the seat of the British Empire's colonial power and be transported to the birth of American Independence.

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Virtual Talks
Virtual Talks

Watch videos of our Education Associates giving virtual talks on the people and stories that have shaped the ongoing American Revolution.

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Virtual Events
Virtual Events

From readings to community conversations to performances, check out these virtual events that foster revolutionary spaces anywhere you go.

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