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Meet “The Express that went from hence. . . After the Destruction of the Tea”

December 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sunday December 17, 2023

1:00pm, 1:45pm, & 2:30pm

Join The Paul Revere House to mark the 250th anniversary of Paul Revere’s first documented “Ride!” Though best known for his Midnight Ride on April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere actually began his brief career “riding Express” as a courier for the patriot movement on December 17th, 1773, the day after the now infamous Boston Tea Party. If you are in town for the many Tea Party anniversary festivities, you will not want to miss hearing about what happened next from the famous messenger himself, as portrayed by Michael Lepage, during three performances in our Revere Room. Included with admission to the museum.

Historian and author, James R. Fichter, visiting from his role as Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, will also be signing his new book, Tea: Consumption, Politics, and Revolution, 1773-1776 in the second floor exhibit area.

About the Paul Revere House:

The Paul Revere House is open daily with the exception of the winter holidays of Thanksgiving, December 24 and 25, and New Year’s Day. Please see paulreverehouse.org for our current hours.

Adult admission is $6.00, $5.50 for seniors and college students, and $1.00 for children 5-17. Members and North End residents admitted free at all times.

On the Freedom Trail, in Boston’s historic North End, the Revere House was home to patriot and silversmith Paul Revere from 1770 to 1800. Revere left from the house in 1775 to begin the ride
that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized in the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Built c. 1680, the Revere House is the oldest building in downtown Boston.


December 17, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Paul Revere Memorial Association


Paul Revere House
19 North Square
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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