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Tea Party Reenactment Promises to Make a Splash


The Old South Meeting House, in Boston, and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum are teaming up for a Boston Tea Party Reenactment at 4 p.m. on December 16. Re-enactors from across New England will gather at the meeting house to recreate one of Boston’s most iconic public protests before marching to the harbor to destroy chest after chest of tea.

“We’re recreating the single most important event that led to the American Revolution,” says Robin DeBlosi, director of marketing at the Old South Meeting House. “Visitors can join the spirited meeting at Old South Meeting House with such sons of liberty as Samuel Adams and Paul Revere to debate the 1773 tea tax with crown-loving loyalists.”

DeBlosi says that visitors can then join the procession to Griffin's Wharf, meeting additional colonial characters along the way, before lining the shores of the Boston Harbor to watch the sons of liberty storm aboard the brig Beaver and toss out the tea. The event will be held rain or shine. and tickets are available at

Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for children, 4 to 12; service fees apply. Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St., Boston. For more information, call 617-482-6439 or visit

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