Counting Down to Dec. 16, 2023

The 250th Anniversary
of the Boston Tea Party

A Year Long Commemoration

“The most magnificent movement of all”

John Adams

Celebrate Our Commemorative Year With Us!
December 16, 2022 – December 16, 2023
The United States will commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 2023. The Boston Tea Party is one of the nation’s most iconic events and one that propelled America down the road to revolution.

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This Commemorative Year

This year of commemorations will feature unprecedented levels of collaboration between organizations across Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including museums, schools, and historical organizations, in addition to Boston’s arts, tourism, and hospitality industries. The year will culminate in a grand-scale, live reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 2023.

Special Exhibits, Artwork, & Public Programs

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Theatrical Performances

reenactment at the old south meeting house

Virtual Presentations & Webinars

Upcoming Events

October 5, 2023
The Boston Tea Party with Professor Robert Allison
Professor Robert Allison joins the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a discussion on the impact of the Boston Tea Party on America’s road to Revolution.  As the cursed […]
October 13, 2023
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
“Huzzah! Drinking with John Hancock During the American Revolution” with Brooke Barbier
***PLEASE NOTE: IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS NOW SOLD OUT! However, you can register for the live-stream at the link below.*** When John Hancock needed to win people over, he didn’t talk […]
October 15, 2023
Emerging Revolutionary War Presents: Rev War Revelry: Old South Meeting House & The Boston Tea Party
As we approach the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, ERW welcomes Revolutionary Spaces to discuss their plans for the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party including their […]
October 23, 2023
A Global Perspective on the Boston Tea Party: The Role of the East India Company
In honor of the Boston Tea Party’s 250th Anniversary, join Leena Bhatnagar, economist and writer, as she discusses how the British East India Company and global circumstances contributed to the […]
October 30, 2023
Massachusetts Historical Society
Bringing Phillis to Life: A program by the Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society presents: Bringing Phillis To Life with Ade Solanke, David Walkdstreicher, CUNY, and Tara Bynum, University of Iowa   This is a hybrid event. FREE for MHS Members. […]
November 28, 2023
Special Boston Tea Party Participant Commemoration: Samuel Adams
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Revolution 250, the Historic Burying Grounds Initiative of Boston, and the City of Boston will place a special commemorative marker at the grave […]

The Boston Tea Party Reenactment

December 16th, 2023

On December 16, 2023, Boston will commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a moment that forever changed the course of American history.

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Community Programs