The 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

December 16th, 2023

WHEN December 16, 2023

The United States will commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 2023. Dubbed by John Adams as the “most magnificent movement of all”, the Boston Tea Party is one of the nation’s most iconic events and one that propelled America down the road to revolution.

To commemorate this iconic event, a multitude of organizations are working together to create a commemorative year (December 16, 2022 - December 16, 2023) of public engagement, dynamic programming, special exhibits, events, installations, and performances. 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.

This commemorative year (December 16, 2022-December 16, 2023) will feature:

Please stay tuned as details are finalized!

Boston Tea Party 250th Event Video

descendants program
grave marker commemorations
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