"Old South Meeting Hall" Old South Church Tip by Ewingjr98

Old South Church, Boston: 16 reviews and 32 photos

  Old South Meeting Hall
by Ewingjr98

Built in 1729, the old South Meeting Hall was originally a Puritan church, but later became one of the meeting places fro the Sons of Liberty prior to the American Revolution. In fact, this is where the Boston Tea Party began in December 1773, when 5,000 citizens met to debate their options.

Benjamin Franklin was also Baptized here.

Today Old South houses a museum, after local authors Luisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson helped preserve the structure when it was slated for demolition.

Admission costs $3 for adults.

Address: 310 Washington St
Directions: Near the Old State House
Phone: +1 617-536-1970
Website: http://www.oldsouth.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 3, 2006
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