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Old South Meeting House

310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108

Famed as the place where the Boston Tea Party began, the 1729 Old South Meeting House is one of the nation's most important colonial landmarks and the center for Boston's protests against British rule in the years leading to the American Revolution. Saved from demolition in 1876, this treasured National Historic Landmark has been open to the public since 1877 as a non-profit historic site, museum and an active center for public dialogue and free expression in the heart of downtown Boston.

Visit Old South Meeting House and discover compelling people who made a difference in the history of protest and free speech that continues to this day. See tea leaves and a tea crate label from the Boston Tea Party, a 3-D model of colonial Boston, John Hancock's portable writing desk, a first-edition 1773 book by enslaved poet Phillis Wheatley, and more.