Old South Meeting House

310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

This building, a National Historic Landmark, has been described as the birthplace of the American Revolution, as citizens of the colony gathered here to discuss the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and other events of the day. Built as a Puritan meeting house in 1729, this is where Benjamin Franklin was baptized and the plans for the Boston Tea Party were conceived. See rare treasures that include a vial of tea and a tea-crate label from the Boston Tea Party; a 3-D historic model of colonial Boston built more than 100 years ago; and John Hancock’s portable writing desk.

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