Reopening Revolutionary Spaces

A Fall Update from Revolutionary Spaces

October 1, 2020

Since August 1, Revolutionary Spaces has been delighted to welcome visitors to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House under strict social distancing guidelines and capacity limitations. As we enter the colder months, Revolutionary Spaces is reducing its public walk-up hours in October, and will be closed for walk-up hours beginning Nov. 1. All Revolutionary Spaces/RevolutionaryBoston gift shops will also remain closed.

Beginning Oct. 2, Revolutionary Spaces will be open the following:

  • Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4: OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 9 – Sunday, Oct. 11: OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 17: OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 24: OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Beginning Nov. 1: CLOSED for walk-up visits

Timed tickets for October are available online, and visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

Old South Meeting House and the Old State House are 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.

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.

Effective immediately, with an emphasis on Oct. 13 and beyond, Revolutionary Spaces will offer in-person and virtual “on-demand” visits for educators, members, and other guests. Please contact booking@revolutionaryspaces.org for pricing and program information.

Revolutionary Spaces will continue to offer a variety of free virtual programs, and our revolutionary spaces are also still available to rent for small weddings and events. Visit our Renting Revolutionary Spaces page for more information.

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:

The unique relationship between these two iconic sites creates a rich and dynamic story that speaks to the heart of urgent questions about self-government, free speech, and the role of civic engagement in a free society. Visit both museums for one price.

  • Adults $15
  • Seniors (62+) $14
  • Students $14
  • Children (under 12) $8
  • Members FREE

For more information on memberships, please visit our Become a Member page.

*Does not apply to groups of 10 or more.


Visit the largest building in colonial Boston and discover the history of protest and free speech that continues to this day.

Visitation to the Old South Meeting House is currently only available through private bookings for groups of 1-8. To learn more about the experiences we are offering, visit our On-Demand Programs.


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.

 


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