The 242nd Anniversary Boston Tea Party Reenactment

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Updated December 9, 2015: The indoor event, which requires tickets, is sold out.  However, you can still enjoy portions of the evening from outside, as explained below.

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. 

$25 for general public, $20 for OSMH members.  Ticket information available at

All the tickets have been sold.

Doors open at 5:45pm, program begins at 6:30pm at Old South Meeting House.

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

Open to all outside:

Outside Old South Meeting House you can hear a town-crier sharing important news with the crowd throughout the meeting and see female reenactors responding to these announcements, similar to the original meeting in 1773 when colonists overflowed  into the streets. 

After the meeting, join the parade down to the waterfront and witness the destruction of the tea from general viewing areas along Fort Point Channel. 

6:30pm Meeting at Old South Meeting House (Ticketed)

7:30pm Parade from Old South Meeting House to Fort Point Channel (Open to general public)

8:00pm Witness the Destruction of the Tea by the Sons of Liberty (Open to general public)

Please dress warmly, this event will take place rain, shine, or snow!