Erected in 1729, Old South Meeting House is a prime stop on Boston's Freedom Trail and among the country's most vital national historic landmarks. It is best known as the rallying point for the infamous Boston Tea Party; at the time, it was the city's largest building and it was here that more than 5,000 revolutionaries gathered to organize the historic event.
Today, the house is open as an interactive museum that offers visitors an insight into America's colonial past. It features a variety of exhibits, events and activities to interest both children and adults. The Voices of Protest exhibit includes several original Boston Tea Party artifacts, a model of colonial Boston, an original writing desk belonging to John Hancock and an authentic first-edition book by slave and poet Phillips Wheatley.
Te site is located at the corner of Washington and Milk Streets. Garage parking is available nearby; the Old South Meeting House will validate visitor tickets for a $2 discount. The museum is accesible via all subway lines; take the MBTA Blue or Orange lines to State Street or the MBTA Red Line to Downtown Crossing. The museum is open year-round with hours from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 1 through October 31 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 1 through March 31. Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for children (6-17 years old).