a tea party
It’s the 241st Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party! On December 16, 1773, a bunch of colonists who had it up to here with England, dumped some tea into Boston Harbor and started a revolution. Help celebrate our freedom by watching reenactors make history come to life. The fun begins at 6:30pm. See below for details!
Tea Party Facts:
- The Boston Tea Party was organized by The Sons of Liberty
- The Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Native Americans
- The names of the three tea party ships are the Eleanor, the Beaver and the Dartmouth
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.?The Meeting of the Body of the People – TICKETED EVENT (includes access to the reserved viewing area along Boston Harbor for the destruction of the tea)? Old South Meeting House – 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA? 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 240 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!
7:30 – 8:00 p.m.?Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf! – OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC ?Procession to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – Milk Street to Congress Street to Pearl Street ?Led by fife and drums, the public is invited to march from the Old South Meeting House to? Boston Harbor where Griffin’s Wharf once stood with the Sons of Liberty and re-enactors along ?the same route these Patriots walked to Boston Harbor to destroy the tea! Along the way, more?colonist re-enactors with join the procession.
8:00 – 8:30 p.m.?Boston Harbor, a Tea Pot Tonight! – OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC (Ticket holders have access to a reserved viewing area on the Harborwalk) ?Destruction of the Tea at the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – 306? Congress St. on the Congress Street Bridge, Boston, Ma