Boston Tea Party Reenactment

The story of the Boston Tea Party is told in 3 Acts

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The Body of the People

A dramatic recreation of Boston’s largest colonial town meeting at the historic Old South Meeting House. Audience members will interact with Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, and the Sons of Liberty as they engage the crowd in a fiery tax debate. Visitors are encouraged to join the debate, letting their voices be heard, and join in the final vote in the very place where Liberty found her allies!

As the town meeting rages inside of Old South Meeting House, join the crowds gathering outside as a Town Crier brings news to the streets. The ladies of colonial Boston take the stage to discuss this news and the ramifications for their families, their businesses, and the American colonies.

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Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf!

Led by multiple fife and drum corps, the attendees from the meeting join with general public and march from Old South Meeting House to the Harborwalk where Griffin’s Wharf once stood. Along the way, those marching will encounter a harassing Redcoat Regiment in Post Office Square.

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Boston Harbor, a Tea Pot Tonight!

Just as the citizens of Boston did over 240 years before, thousands of people line the shores of Boston Harbor and watch as the Sons of Liberty storm aboard the ships and destroy chest after chest of East India Company Tea. Viewers are encouraged to participate and yell “Huzzah!” as they witness the dramatic conclusion to the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution. This segment includes seated VIP viewing areas and seating and standing room for thousands of general public.