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Visit
Two revolutionary sites. One ticket.

Old State House and Old South Meeting House

Visit

A Celebration of Music, Art, and the Power of Protest

September 23 - 24

Explore
American history like you've never seen it before!

Museum Exhibits, Walking Tours, Gallery Talks, and More!

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Educate
Uncover the Past.
Inspire the Future.

Educational experiences for groups of all ages

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Discover
Heroic Figures
& Epic Stories

Discover the people, places, and moments
that started a revolution and built a nation

Explore: Tours
The Heart of Boston’s Revolutionary Story

Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of America's founding through our diverse tour offerings.

Walking Tours
Impassioned Destruction
New Exhibit at
the Old State House

Impassioned Destruction:
Politics, Vandalism, and the Boston Tea Party

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Raising Voices Festival Events

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, join Revolutionary Spaces in September for a vibrant, multi-disciplinary arts festival in the heart of downtown Boston that celebrates the power of protest throughout history.

Raising Voices Festival

SEP 23 - 24

A Celebration of Music, Art, and the Power of Protest

24-Decade History of Popular Music

SATURDAY, SEP 23

Screening and discussion with performer Taylor Mac

Krummelpap, Scandals Wrapped in Prayer

SUNDAY, SEP 24

Live performance by Garage Dance Ensemble

Gala Experience 2023

FRIDAY, SEP 22

Kick off the Raising Voices Festival in style!

PLEASE NOTE

The Old State House and Old South Meeting House will be FREE and open to the public for the duration of the Raising Voices Festival on September 23 & 24!

Who We Are

Public History Like You’ve Never Seen it Before.

Formed in January 2020 through a merger between the Bostonian Society and Old South Association, Revolutionary Spaces tells the interwoven stories of two of Boston’s most iconic sites—the Old State House and Old South Meeting House.

Revolutionary Spaces brings people together to explore America’s struggle to create and sustain a free society. We steward these buildings as gathering spaces for the open exchange of ideas and the continuing practice of democracy, inspiring all who believe in the power of people to govern themselves.

Two Iconic Sites.

One Revolutionary Experience.

Old State House & Old South Meeting House

Constructed in 1713, the Old State House was the center of royal government in the Massachusetts Bay colony and the focal point for many of the Revolution’s most dramatic events. It was here that the Boston Massacre occurred in 1770.

Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was the largest building in colonial Boston and the site of the most stirring mass meetings that led to the American Revolution, including the gathering that led to the Boston Tea Party.

Today, these historic sites and museums—located just two blocks from each other in the heart of downtown Boston—provide thought-provoking exhibits, compelling tours, exciting educational offerings, and engaging public programs.

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What We Do

21st Century Conversations in 18th Century Buildings.

Revolutionary Spaces is dedicated to creating experiences that deepen our understanding of the past, and provide a fresh perspective on the world we live in today. Whether you want to delve into Boston’s Revolutionary-era history or explore how lessons from the past can serve us moving forward, we offer educational and inspiring activities for all ages.