The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Revolution 250, the Historic Burying Grounds Initiative of Boston, and the City of Boston will place special commemorative markers at the graves of Sameul Adams and John Hancock in recognition for the roles in the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party.
Tuesday November 28, 2023
Granary Burying Ground
While Samuel Adams did not take part in the actual Destruction of the Tea onboard the vessels Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver on December 16, 1773, he was instrumental in the planning of the Boston Tea Party, took a major role in the Meetings of the Body of the people leading up to the event, and is often regared as the “Father of the American Revolution”. Likewise, while John Hancock did not take part in the Destruction of the Tea, he was deeply involved in the events preceeding the Boston Tea Party.
Remarks will be made by representatives of The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Revolution 250, the City of Boston, and historians Brooke Barbier, and Ira Stoll.
This ceremony will conlcude a multi-year effort to place commemorative markers at the graves of known Boston Tea Party participants around the world in anticipation of the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. The event is free and open to the public.