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Old South Meeting House
Old South Meeting House
The Old South Meeting House, in Boston, Massachusetts, gained fame as the organizing point for the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773. 5,000 colonists gathered at the Meeting House, the largest building in Boston at the time. The church, with its 56 m (183 ft) steeple, was completed in 1729. It was almost destroyed in the Great Fire of Boston in 1872, and the congregation then built a new church (the "New" Old South Church at Copley Square) which remains its home to this day.

Famous congregation members have included Samuel Adams, William Dawes, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Sewall, and Phillis Wheatley.

The church is located at the intersection of Washington and Milk Streets and can be visited for a nominal sum. It is located near the State Street, Downtown Crossing and Park Street MBTA (subway) stations.

The Old South Meeting House is claimed to be the second oldest establishment existent in the United States.
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Admission Adults - $5.00
Seniors (ages 62+) - $4.00
Groups more than 25 - $1.00
Children (ages 6-18) - $1.00
Children under 6 - Free
Museum members - Free
Open November 1st-March 31st 10 AM - 4 PM daily
April 1st-October 31st 9:30 AM - 5 PM daily

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Address 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108-4639
Phone (617) 482-6439
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