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The Boston Tea Party Reenactment

Every year on December 16, Old South Meeting House & the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum bring you back in time to relive the pivotal events of 1773 at the place where it all began!

Gather at Old South Meeting House, where the colonists met in 1773, with colonial agitators like John Hancock, Paul Revere -- and  some crown-loving Loyalists-- to debate the tea tax and demand liberty from the British crown! Then join the procession to Griffin's Wharf accompanied by fife and drum and witness the destruction of the tea as the Sons of Liberty storm the Brig Beaver, tossing the tea into the frigid water below.  

Plan to join us and be part of history in 2017! This event sells out each year so start planning early. Purchase your tickets at To get advance discounted tickets, become a member.

Tickets include:
1) General admission seating at the historic Old South Meeting House, the actual 18th century landmark where the colonists gathered in 1773.
2) Special, escorted access along the procession route to the harbor.
3) Special reserved viewing on bleachers with best sight lines to the action aboard the Brig Beaver at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Find out more about the Boston Tea Party Reenactment in our History section.