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Old South Meeting House

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No Tax on Tea! This was the decision on December 16, 1773, when 5,000 angry colonists gathered at Old South Meeting House to protest a tax...and started a revolution with the Boston Tea Party! Built in 1729, Old South Meeting House was the largest...more
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310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4616
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paid to go in. Deeply over rated. The museum is limited and the internals are sparse. Just have a look at the outside and read the Google page.More

Thank AbbyRL
Devon K, Director of Marketing & Events at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We hope that our antique Puritan meeting house interior, exhibits, scavenger hunts, and 3D map table make a trip inside OSMH well worth it for all visitors, so we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit inside. But we appreciate you taking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old South Meeting House 310 Washington Street Boston, MA 02108 The tumultuous years from the occupation of Boston in 1768 to the evacuation of British Troops in 1776, Old South Meeting House earned the name "Sanctuary of Freedom." Come learn about its role as a...More

Thank iliniorange
Devon K, Director of Marketing at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're delighted you spent such an important holiday with us, and thank you for the lovely review!

Reviewed September 9, 2018

You can visited for a few minutes or get the tour and its like a lot of the historical site throughout Boston, worth a few minutes of your time as you soak up another piece of 18th century history.

Thank TeamWard
Devon K, Director of Marketing & Events at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

We're so glad you stopped by, and thank you for your review!

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Our first few visits, we walked by to look at the exterior but didn’t pay the fee to go inside. Please go in, it’s worth it. Interesting historical artifacts and easy to read displays, take a few minutes to just sit in the main gallery...More

Thank Bob L
Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for this wonderful review, Bob. We are so pleased you took the time to come back and give our interior a chance...and that we were worth it!

Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The history of the building is fascinating and there are some signs and wifi for a limited audio tour, but compared to other sites on the Freedom walk, this one has less engagement and information than the others. If you have to save time or...More

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Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for your candid review, J - we truly appreciate knowing how we can improve our experience for all visitors! We know that time and money are both at a premium to visitors, and we do hope that our interactive exhibit panels and audio...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit to learn more about the start of the revolutionary war in the US and the discussions that took place that lead up to the revolutionary war. Definitely recommend.

Thank aaammgb
Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for visiting us, A, and for your kind review!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a historical building, and a place that's definitely worth visiting. I think it's worth the price of entrance, although the exhibit only takes about 15 minutes or so to see.

Thank Mark42139
Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We are so glad you visited, Mark, and thank you for your kind review! Visitors of all ages can definitely extend their stay with our fun scavenger hunts, or by taking our smartphone audio tour.

Reviewed August 16, 2018

the heart of the revolution where colonists by the thousands could meet in the Old South Meeting House. There are several poster boards and display areas in the museum that summarize the history of the building from the early 1700s to the 1960s. Very interesting...More

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Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We are so glad you visited as well as took the time to leave a detailed review, Nick!

Reviewed August 3, 2018

I visited this church while walking along the Freedom Trail and was able to quickly go through in about 15 minutes. You are allowed to walk around and even sit in the pews and take pictures. There are also nice exhibits inside that speak to...More

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Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for visiting our meeting house, Jesse! We are so glad you visited, and truly appreciate your kind review.

Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits gave a good explanation of this hotbed of the American Revolution and subsequent debates on civil liberties. Well worth a visit.

Thank ECWorld
Devon K, Marketing & Events Director at Old South Meeting House, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review, EC!

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