Boston Tea Party Landmarks
The actual location of the Tea Party has a great historic significance, but being nothing more than a memorial marker on a busy street corner it make one wonder if there are other historic places in Boston that are connected with the most famous American protest. If fact even after the unfortunate fire at the Boston Tea Party ship museum there are still several such landmarks that will impress even a serous history buff.
Old South Meeting House
The Old South Meeting House, is located on Boston historic Freedom Trail on the corner of Washington and Milk streets. It became famous as the location of the meeting that preceded the Tea Party during which Samuel Adams delivered a speech and gave a secret signal to start the action by saying the phrase “This meeting can do nothing more to save the country!” The meeting was held there, as there was no other building in Boston capable of fitting 5,000 people that were present.
The House sometimes holds reenactments of the historic Tea Party gathering. You can watch one of them here.
It was built as a puritan church with many well known members such as Samuel Adams, William Dawes and Benjamin Franklin. It is now a museum and is believed to be the second oldest establishment in the United States. It is hard to believe that the building was almost demolished in 1876 and was saved within the minutes of being wrecked into the ground.
Walking the halls of this grand building that is more than two centuries old will definitely be a fascinating experience. Visit the museum exhibits to learn the story of the people who made history within these walls.
Residencies of the Tea Party Participants
Paul Revere’s House
Just like the Old South Meeting house Revere’s home is located on Boston’s Freedom Trail at 19 North Square. It is the oldest house in downtown Boston and it certainly looks that way. It is an authentic colonial building tacked away between red brick buildings of Boston’s North End.
The house was built almost hundred years before the Boston Tea Party occurred and Revere lived there between 1770 and 1800. It now holds a great little museum with the original furniture and items that belonged to that time period including the silver pieces from Revere’s silver shop.