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Boston’s Taste of Revolution Delivers Flavor of History

September 23, 2014 by

Taste of Revolution

Tickets are now available for Boston’s Taste of Revolution to be held on Sept. 27, 2014. The cost is just $25.

This special tour will begin at the famous 18th-century Old State House where for the first time in 250 years, visitors will be able to see the historic Council Chamber as it appeared during the 1760s and to sit in the Royal Governor’s chair.

It’s an exciting opportunity to discover the thinking of the American colonists as the future of the British colony hung in the balance. It’s where the Boston Massacre took place and a great starting point to learn about the full story of Revolutionary Boston.

Council Chamber

See the Council Chamber as it appeared during the 1760s

Freedom Trail

Following the visit to the Old State House, the Taste of Revolution walks through history along the 2.5 mile brick-lined Freedom Trail which takes you to 16 historically significant sites.

It’s the ideal opportunity to learn about the brave colonists who helped shape the history of our nation and provides a hands-on experience that lets you learn the rich history of the American Revolution from its beginnings. Every step along the trail tells a story.

Old South Meeting House

The tour also includes a visit to the Old South Meeting house, built in 1729. This building was not a church but a “meeting house” for the Puritans to worship. At the time it was built, it was the biggest building in all of colonial Boston. It was here that 5,000 colonists gathered to decide what to do about the 30 tons of taxable tea sitting in ships moored at Griffin’s Wharf.

During that meeting, Samuel Adams addressed the crowd saying, “This meeting can do nothing more to save the country.” It is thought that these words were a secret signal to the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians to go and destroy the crates of tea by dumping them into the harbor.

Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground

Granary Burying Ground

The Granary Burying Ground is named after the 12,000 bushel grain storage building that once stood next door to the site. The burying ground was established in 1660 and is the burial site of many of America’s most notable citizens including John Hancock and Paul Revere.

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall is often called “the home of free speech” and the “Cradle of Liberty.” It was here that America’s first Town Meeting was held, and here that the Sons of Liberty proclaimed their dissent against Royal oppression. Today it still provides a forum for debate on the most significant issues of the day.

Union Oyster House

The tour includes a visit to the Union Oyster House the oldest continuing restaurant in America. Here guests of the tour will enjoy a snack in the Freedom Trail Room and a once-in-a-lifetime look at our nation’s history.

Tickets are available online and at the Old State House on the day of the event. However, space is limited so it is best to purchase tickets ahead!

Photo credits: Artweekboston, Boston Public Library, wikimedia

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