The 244th Boston Tea Party Ann
- This annual Boston Tea Party reenactment is an opportunity for the public to experience one of America’s most iconic public protests live which was the catalyst that ultimately shaped the United States with 100+ reenactors who tell the story of the infamous Boston Tea Party and theatrically recreate the evening of December 16, 1773, the single most important event which sparked the American Revolution.
- 6:30pm It begins with a fiery tea tax debate at Old South Meeting House, the actual historic hall where the colonists gathered 244 years ago.
- 7:30pm The public joins a procession on closed streets through Boston to the waterfront (Boston Tea Party Ships Museum) led by groups of fife & drummers and witnesses the Sons of Liberty destroy actual loose [expired] tea from London’s East India Company, the same company still in existence today where the tea came that was destroyed in The Boston Tea Party.
NEW IN 2017: Inviting Americans, one and all, to send loose tea to be thrown into Boston Harbor as part of the 244th Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Reenactment. How to send tea: Send dried loose leaf tea (NO used tea bags) to: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, ATTN: ‘Toss That Tea’, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210. Include name, address, e-mail & phone number. An official certificate of participation will be sent to each partaker sending tea. Deadline to send tea: December 1, 2017.