The Boston Tea Party Reenactment – December 16th

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December 16th Anniversary Celebration!

Friends! Brethren! Countrymen! Join us Monday, December 16, 2019 to celebrate and re-enact the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution—the Boston Tea Party! Presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment is a chance for the public to join in on one of Boston’s most iconic protests. Re-enactors from across New England come together to tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and dramatize the evening of December 16, 1773.

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The Meeting of the Body of the People at Old South Meeting House

Ticket holders join an authentic, spirited and theatrical colonial meeting at Old South Meeting House to protest the colonial tax on tea, just as unprecedented numbers of colonists gathered in this very building 245 years ago. Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and other Patriot leaders join in a fiery debate with crown-loving Loyalists in this final attempt to peaceably resolve the crisis as the deadline to pay the tax approaches. Visitors are encouraged to join the debate letting their voices be heard and joining in the vote in the very place where Liberty found her allies!

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Friends, Brethren, Countrymen!

As the town meeting rages inside of Old South Meeting House, join the crowds gathering outside as the Town Crier brings news to the streets. The ladies of Colonial Boston take the stage to discuss this news and the ramifications for their families, their businesses, and the American colonies.

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Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf!

Led by fife & drum corps, the public is invited to march from the Old South Meeting House to Boston Harbor where Griffin’s Wharf once stood along the same route these Patriots walked to Boston Harbor to destroy the tea!

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Boston Harbor, a Teapot Tonight!

The public is invited to line the shores of Boston Harbor and watch as the Sons of Liberty storm aboard the Brig Beaver to destroy chest after chest of East India Company Tea, just as the colonists did 245 years ago.