December 16th will bring the 243rd anniversary of what may be the world’s most famous tea party!
On December 16th, 1773, trouble was brewing in Boston. We relive it again in an annual event presented by Boston’s famed Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
The 243rd Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Reenactment lets the public experience one of America’s most iconic public protests at a time when public protest remains alive and well. Reenactors from across New England tell the story of The Boston Tea Party and recreate the evening of December 16, 1773 which sparked the American Revolution. It all begins with a fiery tea tax debate at Old South Meeting House, the actual historic hall where the colonists congregated 243 years ago. Then, the public joins a lively procession to the waterfront and witnesses as the Sons of Liberty destroy 220 lbs of actual loose [expired] tea into Boston Harbor. The tea is supplied by London’s East India Company, the same company that it came from all those centuries ago, still in existence today!
Join in the celebration and yell “Huzzah” as the Sons of Liberty dump the tea into the harbor. General admission is $30. To purchase tickets go to: http://gottea2016.bpt.me or visit Old South Meeting House at 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA.
Tickets include admission to the Meeting of the Body of the People at Old South Meeting House and access to an exclusive reserved viewing area on Boston’s Harborwalk for the Destruction of the Tea. All ticket proceeds help support Old South Meeting House, a non-profit National Historic Landmark. This event takes place rain, sleet, snow or shine. For general information on the annual reenactment, go to: www.December16.org.
Participating in the celebration this year are numerous Boston bars, restaurants and hotels. And Harpoon Brewery will create its annual December Boston Tea Party Ale!