The Boston Tea Party was one of the most significant parts of the American Revolution. However, the event is often forgotten about today, with many people commemorating the points in the Revolution that came afterward instead. This year sees the 242nd anniversary of the Tea Party, and the city has planned a special reenactment to commemorate the events.
The Boston Tea Party Anniversary Reenactment will happen on December 16. On this date in 1773, a full tea shipment that was coming into Boston from the East India Company was destroyed by the Sons of Liberty and Samuel Adams. They threw the consignment into the harbor.
Follow the reenactment
The reenactment of the events that took place on this day will last for two hours. They will start from the Old South Meeting House. This was the location of a debate amongst Patriot leaders including Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, and Loyalists who were trying to resolve the situation peacefully.
This will be followed by a march towards the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Those attending the commemorations and members of the public can follow the route as well and see the tea being spilled into the harbor by those participating in the reenactment.
If you’re planning to stay in short-term rentals in Boston during the anniversary, you can get your early bird tickets now. From September 1, you will be able to buy general admission discounted tickets, with general tickets going on sale from November 1. Tickets are available online.