Old South Meeting House

Visit the place where the Boston Tea Party began in 1773! Built as a Puritan meeting house in 1729, Old South Meeting House is a National Historic Landmark that offers a variety of educational programs that engage groups of all ages. Groups will learn about the meeting that sparked Boston Tea Party, the Patriots and Loyalists, Boston slave Phillis Wheatley, and the Puritans. Activities include recreating the fiery tea tax debates of 1773, watching reenactments that explore colonial history, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 310 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108. Suffolk County.
 
Tel: 617-482-6439.
 
 
Hrs: Vary by season.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours.
 
Cost: Free. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies. 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue