School & Group Visits - Revolutionary Spaces

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Reimagine what it means to be a part of the Revolutionary past.

We welcome your school or group visit to the Old State House and Old South Meeting House! 

Please call or email with any questions: groups@revolutionaryspaces.org or 617-720-1713 x 300.

School Program FAQs

All groups must make reservations in advance.

Reservation requests should be made at least three weeks in advance. Groups of ten or more that arrive at the door without advance reservations may be turned away if the museums are too crowded to accommodate them. If they can be admitted, they must pay full admission fees rather than the reduced group rate.

Notification of cancellation must occur at least 24 hours in advance.
Groups larger than 30 students cannot be admitted to the Old State House at one time.

Large groups must be divided into groups of 25-30 students and enter the museum at least 30 minutes apart. Old South Meeting House can easily accommodate groups up to 75 people.

School groups must have at least one adult chaperone for every ten students.

Groups that arrive without enough chaperones will not be admitted to either museum. Chaperones must remain with students at all times and actively supervise the visit. One adult for every ten students will be included in the price. There will be a fee for additional adults.

The museums are not able to accommodate groups on the following days:
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Free Fun Friday (TBA)
  • Labor Day
  • The annual reenactment of the Boston Massacre (first Saturday in March)

Please complete the Group Reservation Request Form to request a group booking. Your booking will not be complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Revolutionary Spaces education department. Groups that arrive without a confirmed reservation may not be admitted.


Make a Reservation Request

Group Reservation Form

Programs for Teachers

If you are planning a workshop or professional development program for teachers or other educators, we would love to be a part of it! We are able to adjust any of our school programs for presentation to teachers, or we can work with you to design a program to meet your needs.  Please inquire for details.

For more information about specific school programs, please visit our School Programs page.

If you do not receive a response within 7 days after submitting the Group Reservation Request Form, please contact us by telephone at 617-720-1713 ext. 300 or by email at groups@revolutionaryspaces.org.


School Programs

Self-Guided Tour of the Old State House
Self-Guided Tour of the Old State House

Grades 1-12. Visit the building at the center of Revolutionary Boston!

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Witness to a Massacre
Witness to a Massacre

Grades 5-12. Introduce students to the story of the Boston Massacre through primary source documents.

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Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge
Boston Massacre: You Be the Judge

Grades 5-12. Using material from the original trial records, students role-play the trial of the nine British soldiers involved in the shooting.

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The Old State House: Treasure or Trouble?
The Old State House: Treasure or Trouble?

Grades 3-8. Students will consider the importance of historic preservation and learn about the Old State House’s remarkable story of rescue from destruction.

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Self-Guided Tour of the Old South Meeting House
Self-Guided Tour of the Old South Meeting House

Grades 1-12. Start or end your group visit to Boston at Old South Meeting House, where the Boston Tea Party began!

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Tea is Brewing
Tea is Brewing

Grades 3-12. Experience the meeting that protested a tax… and sparked a Revolution with the Boston Tea Party!

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From Meeting Place to Resting Place
From Meeting Place to Resting Place

Grades 3-12. Explore the Old South Meeting House and the Granary Burying Ground in the heart of downtown Boston.

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Phillis Wheatley
Phillis Wheatley

Grades 3-12. In this interactive program, students will discover the remarkable life and writing of poet Phillis Wheatley.

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