Even in a town as history-rich as Boston, some anniversaries are special. Like the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party – that famous political demonstration that helped ignite the Revolutionary War.
On December 16, 1771, colonial activists swarmed aboard ships carrying tea from Britain and dumped the cargo into Boston Harbor. They were protesting British rule and the monarchy’s policy of “taxation without representation.” Their act of defiance was followed by a clampdown by the British, which prompted further resistance by the colonists… and we all know how that ended.
Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party this Dec. 16 by watching a re-enactment at the very sites where the rebellion took place. Start at the Old South Meeting House at 6:30 p.m. and join the revolutionaries – including Paul Revere, John Hancock, and Samuel Adams – in their debate against the loyalists to the crown. Then accompany a procession to Griffin’s Wharf (with fife and drum) and see the Sons of Liberty spill the despised tea into Boston Harbor.
Tickets to the event include seating at the Old South Meeting House and at a reserved viewing area along Boston’s waterfront. Click here for more information and tickets. Space is limited, so book early!
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