Tea is Brewing – Revolutionary Spaces

At the Old SOUTH MEETING House

Grades: 3-12
Time: 1 Hour
Group size: Up to 40 students; larger groups can be accommodated with additional preparation
Price: $9.00 per person

Experience the meeting that protested a tax… and sparked a Revolution with the Boston Tea Party! Students bring this pivotal moment in history to life by taking on the roles of Patriots and Loyalists and recreating the fiery tea tax debates of 1773 in the very hall where they took place.

‍Teachers receive pre-visit curriculum and materials, including background information and character cards.


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)

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