April 24, 2015

Old State House Tours *on the hour

Old State House TourThe Old State House was the political center of Revolutionary Boston and the first sparks of the American Revolution took place in or near this amazing building. Experience the power of the revolutionary ideas that were debated here and discover how the passionate voices of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis and others rang out from these halls and changed American history forever. (10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 24, 2015

Boston Massacre Tours *on the half-hour

Boston MassacreExplore the actual site of the Boston Massacre and discover what really happened on that cold March night in 1770, when an angry crowd surrounded British troops in front of the Old State House. In the end, five Bostonians were killed and The Bloody Massacre on King Street became the most infamous story in Revolutionary America. (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm every day)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 24, 2015

Daily Special Tours at 3pm

Daily ToursTake part in a fascinating exploration of life in Revolutionary Boston with a uniquely different tour every day! Each of these in-depth and personal tours begin in the historic rooms of the Old State House and have been designed to inform and delight! Fun and engaging tours include: Revolutionary Women, 18th Century Food and Drink, Colonial Law and Order, Royal Governors, The Loyalists and more! (A Different Tour Each Day at 3:00pm)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 24, 2015

April School Vacation Activities: 11am- 2pm

Spring is a wonderful time to get out of the house and explore the revolutionary history of Boston at Old State House.  Drop-in during school vacation week for our hands-on historical activities!  All activities are free with museum admission. Kids 18 and under accompanied by an adult are admitted to the Old State House for FREE. Activities take place continuously between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 21–Friday, April 24

Explore the Old State House with an interactive scavenger hunt.

 

Tuesday, April 21

Tavern Games

Pass a little time inside the Old State House playing an assortment of fun, family-friendly, tavern games from 18th- century Boston

 

Wednesday, April 22

Make Your Own Coat of Arms

In colonial America, a coat of arms was the ultimate status symbol. Come see the royal British coat of arms at the Old State House, and learn how to fashion your very own.

 

Thursday, April 23

Experience Revolutionary Characters™ Live! at the Old State House!

Mr. Thomas Crafts  will return to the Old State House to share with visitors what it was like to live in Boston in the days leading up to the American Revolution. Don’t miss this fun and interactive opportunity to see and talk with a truly Revolutionary Character. 12:00pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm.

 

Friday, April 24

What Ails You?

Gout, consumption, and smallpox are a just a few of the diseases afflicting colonists.  Play our medical card game to learn more about colonial disease, cures, and the illustrious Boston doctors responsible for caring for the ill.

Date: April 24, 2015

Liberty Verses, Liberty Tree!

MIDDAY Friday, April 24 – Liberty Verses, Liberty Tree!

Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street

Time: 11:30 am-1:30 pm (Drop In)

Stop by Old South Meeting House anytime between 11:30 and 1:30 and add your own “Liberty Leaves” to the tree that started “growing” at The Bostonian Society last Friday. Choose from a selection of short poems and stanzas about liberty and freedom (some by poets connected with Old South Meeting House) – or write your own “liberty poem”!

This activity will be one of several available as part of Old South Meeting House’s April School Vacation Week National Poetry Month Celebration, and the last in the three-part series “Meanings of Liberty,” Co-Presented with The Bostonian Society.

Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House and The Bostonian Society. Free with Museum Admission; Free for Old South Meeting House and Bostonian Society Members; Free for City of Boston residents aged 18 and under and accompanying adult with proof of residency. NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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Start: April 24, 2015 11:30 am
End: April 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: Old South Meeting House
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April 25, 2015

Old State House Tours *on the hour

Old State House TourThe Old State House was the political center of Revolutionary Boston and the first sparks of the American Revolution took place in or near this amazing building. Experience the power of the revolutionary ideas that were debated here and discover how the passionate voices of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis and others rang out from these halls and changed American history forever. (10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 25, 2015

Boston Massacre Tours *on the half-hour

Boston MassacreExplore the actual site of the Boston Massacre and discover what really happened on that cold March night in 1770, when an angry crowd surrounded British troops in front of the Old State House. In the end, five Bostonians were killed and The Bloody Massacre on King Street became the most infamous story in Revolutionary America. (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm every day)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 25, 2015

Daily Special Tours at 3pm

Daily ToursTake part in a fascinating exploration of life in Revolutionary Boston with a uniquely different tour every day! Each of these in-depth and personal tours begin in the historic rooms of the Old State House and have been designed to inform and delight! Fun and engaging tours include: Revolutionary Women, 18th Century Food and Drink, Colonial Law and Order, Royal Governors, The Loyalists and more! (A Different Tour Each Day at 3:00pm)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 25, 2015

April 26, 2015

Old State House Tours *on the hour

Old State House TourThe Old State House was the political center of Revolutionary Boston and the first sparks of the American Revolution took place in or near this amazing building. Experience the power of the revolutionary ideas that were debated here and discover how the passionate voices of John Hancock, Samuel Adams, James Otis and others rang out from these halls and changed American history forever. (10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 26, 2015

Boston Massacre Tours *on the half-hour

Boston MassacreExplore the actual site of the Boston Massacre and discover what really happened on that cold March night in 1770, when an angry crowd surrounded British troops in front of the Old State House. In the end, five Bostonians were killed and The Bloody Massacre on King Street became the most infamous story in Revolutionary America. (10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm every day)

All Tours Free with Old State House Admission

Date: April 26, 2015
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