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It's December 16 and tea must be spilled! Gather at Old South Meeting House, where the colonists met in 1773, with colonial agitators like John Hancock, Paul Revere -- and some crown-loving Loyalists -- to debate the tea tax and demand liberty from the British crown! Afterwards, join the procession to Griffin's Wharf accompanied by fife and drum. You will line the shores of Boston Harbor to witness the destruction of the tea as the Sons of Liberty storm the Brig Beaver, tossing the tea into the frigid water below.
6:30pm "The Body of the People" Meeting begins inside of Old South Meeting House (ticketed event) while the Town Crier brings news of the meeting to the streets in a lively performance outside of OSMH (free to the public).
7:30pm "Huzzah for Griffin's Wharf" Parade through the Financial District of Boston down to the Waterfront (free to the public).
8:00pm "Destruction of the Tea" at Atlantic Wharf and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum (reserved seats for ticket holders plus free seating for the public).
This event is presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.