Museum Admission

Visit Old South Meeting House, the famed 1729 meeting house where the Boston Tea Party began, one of the nation's most significant colonial landmarks and an important stop on Boston's Freedom Trail!

Old South Meeting House, owned and operated by an independent non-profit organization, will be open for its regular hours during any federal government shutdown. 


  • Open daily
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm - April 1 through October 31
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - November 1 through March 31
  • Closed Thanksgiving day, Dec 24, Dec 25 & Jan 1

Buy now and save! Take a $1 off General, Student, or Senior admission if you purchase your tickets online. (Discount applied in the cart.)

Please select your tickets below. (If you are a member, you receive complimentary entry and do not need to purchase tickets. Please let us know you are a member when you arrive.)

Tea is Brewing (1 hour)

Short Stop on the Freedom Trail

Self-Guided Visit

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Wedding Reception

Partners in Public Dialouge

Wedding Rehearsal

Specialty Rental

Boston Tea Party Reenactment

It's December 16 and tea must be spilled! 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! Afterwards, join the procession to Griffin's Wharf accompanied by fife and drum. You will line the shores of Boston Harbor to witness the destruction of the tea as the Sons of Liberty storm the Brig Beaver, tossing the tea into the frigid water below.
Your tickets include: 
  • General admission seating at the historic Old South Meeting House, the center of protest in colonial Boston where the colonists gathered in 1773.
  • Escorted access in the parade to the harbor. 
  • Special reserved viewing on bleachers with the best sight lines to the action aboard the Brig Beaver at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum®
 Schedule of Events:
  • Sold Out: 6:30 p.m. "The Body of the People" Meeting begins inside of Old South Meeting House (ticketed event)
  • 6:30 p.m. "Friends! Brethren! Countrymen!" (Free & outside Old South Meeting House) Join the crowds outside and hear from a Town Crier and the women of Colonial Boston as they discuss news of the tea crisis. (Outside performance; free to the public)
  • 7:30 p.m. "Huzzah for Griffin's Wharf" Parade through the Financial District of Boston down to the Waterfront (free to the public).
  • 8:00 p.m. "Destruction of the Tea" at Atlantic Wharf and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum® (reserved seats for ticket holders plus free seating for the public).

This event is presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum®.

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