Be Part of Boston Tea Party History

Just in time for the reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on its historic anniversary, Dec. 16, Boston’s Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum invite locals and guests to take part in some rebellious fun.

Marking the 245th Boston Tea Party anniversary, the annual reenactment is a fun way to take in the city and nation’s history with the family.

Guests attending the event, along with more than 100 re-enactors theatrically recreating the scene with a passionate debate at Old South Meeting House just as it occurred nearly 300 years ago at the historic hall, head to the historic venue before kick-off, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Guests and local protestors follow the procession to the waterfront to witness the Sons of Liberty destroy loose tea in rebellious protest. Join in the fun with #tossthattea, or send tea from home and be there in spirit.

Contributing loose-leaf tea is a vital part of the process. Participants can bundle loose-leaf tea in a package (not tea bags) and ship to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s address. The kids and history buffs in your family enjoy the official participation certificate once the tea is received on or before Dec. 1.

Boston history reenactment © Sandra Foyt |

Boston history reenactment © Sandra Foyt |

There is quite a bit packed into those two hours, including the ticketed portion 6:30–7:30 p.m., at The Meeting of the Body of the People at the Old South Meeting House. Next, head over to the free-for-all Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf! 7:30 – 8:00 p.m., before the formal procession from Old South Meeting House to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Follow the beating drums to the main event, all before the 8–8:30 p.m. Boston Harbor, a Tea Pot Tonight, also free to the public and a fun representation of the Destruction of the Tea held at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Check out tickets here for the celebration and reenactment or upgrade to a Boston Harbor Hotel experience with the Tea Party Package. Stay overnight sand enjoy all the luxury touches your family can handle at this 5-star stay, beginning at $495.

Other Boston Tea Party reenactment packages are available at The Colonnade Hotel, InterContinental Boston, Hyatt Regency Boston, Inn at Hastings ParkThe Loews Boston and The Langham. Find the best stay, package and price for your family before venturing to the Boston Tea Party reenactment this Dec. 16.