Experience the Best of Boston for the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

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The Best Things to Do in Boston for the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party

The City of Boston is about to spill some serious tea. On December 16, the city will be commemorating the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, a historic event that symbolizes the colonists’ rebellion against British rule. If you’re looking for things to do in Boston during this momentous occasion, we’ve got you covered.

What was the Boston Tea Party?

Let’s start with a little history lesson. The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773, at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston. Frustrated with Britain’s “taxation without representation,” angry colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor. This act of defiance marked the beginning of the patriots’ fight for independence from Britain.

Informational Events and Reenactments

If you want to immerse yourself in the history of the Boston Tea Party, there are several events and reenactments happening on December 16 throughout Boston.

  • Faneuil Hall & The Boston Tea Party: A Protest in Principle – This 90-minute presentation at Faneuil Hall explores the dramatic events of the Boston Tea Party. Although the indoor event is sold out, screens will be set up outside so you won’t miss out.
  • Old South Meeting House Reenactment – Head over to the Old South Meeting House for a reenactment of the meeting where it all happened. Tickets are available for this fascinating experience.
  • Patriots & Loyalists in Downtown Crossing – Experience the atmosphere of colonial Boston as crowds gather to discuss the tea crisis and its ramifications. Listen to a Town Crier blast out the news and be part of the conversation.
  • Boston Tea Party Anniversary Rolling Rally – Join the 250th Boston Tea Party Anniversary Rolling Rally, starting at Washington St. and ending at Pearl St. Extension. Be part of the excitement and walk along the route.
  • Boston Harbor, a Tea Pot Tonight! – The evening ends with a dramatic reenactment of the Destruction of the Tea at the Harborwalk. Watch as the Sons of Liberty storm aboard ships to destroy chests of tea, and don’t forget to yell “Huzzah!”

Celebrate with a Cup of Tea

After learning about the Boston Tea Party, why not celebrate with a cup of tea yourself? Many eateries in Boston are offering special celebrations and exquisite afternoon tea experiences throughout December.

  • Grand Afternoon Tea at Boston Harbor Hotel’s waterfront Rowes Wharf Sea Grille – Raise a cup with pinkies up and indulge in exquisite teas, champagne, sweet treats, and decadent savory bites.
  • Woods Hill Pier 4 – This restaurant pays homage to the spirit of the Boston Tea Party with a hot toddy tea cocktail and tea-infused duck hash on their brunch menu.

Where to Stay for the Festivities

If you’re planning to stay overnight in Boston for the festivities, there are some fantastic deals available at various hotels.

  • Dagny Boston – Enjoy a special rate that includes complementary Boston Harbor tea bags when you stay on December 16 or select Sundays throughout December.
  • The Langham, Boston – Treat yourself to a Paddington hot chocolate experience and tickets to the Boston Tea Party Museum when you stay at this hotel.
  • The Ritz Carlton and Boston Marriott Copley – These hotels offer a 16.45% discount (our current tax rate) as a nod to the patriots who protested unjust taxation.
  • The Lenox – Create your own tea party experience in your room with whole leaf tea from MEM Tea and delicious chocolate chip cookies from Top Shelf Cookies.

Learn More about the Boston Tea Party

If you want to dive deeper into the history of the Boston Tea Party, visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Experience a multi-sensory journey through live actors, historic artifacts, interactive exhibits, and even sample teas that were thrown over during the event.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Immerse yourself in history, enjoy a cup of tea, and experience the spirit of rebellion that shaped America’s future.

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