1873 Women’s Tea Party

Town Meeting

1873 Women’s Tea Party Town Meeting

On December 15, 1873, Boston’s suffragists held a massive rally in the Great Hall in Faneuil Hall. The New England Women’s Suffrage Association organized the “Woman’s Tea Party” nearly 100 years after the Boston Tea Party to advocate for women to gain the right to vote. Leading suffragists, who saw themselves as true inheritors of the legacy of the American Revolution, delivered rousing speeches to a crowd of more than 3,000 people. At the conclusion of the meeting, those in attendance voted on a resolution. Should they continue to fight for women’s suffrage?

Join us at Old South Meeting House this summer and help Revolutionary Spaces and the National Parks of Boston recreate this historic meeting! The 1873 Women's Tea Party Town Meeting is free and open to the public for all ages. Doors open at 5:20pm and the program begins at 5:30 PM, running for approximately 30 minutes. Pre-registration is highly encouraged.


Thursday July 18th
Thursday, August 15th

Doors Open: 5:20 PM
Town Hall Begins: 5:30 PM
Town Hall Concludes: 6:00 PM
Old South Meeting House
Admission: Free

Registration is not required but highly encouraged. By registering to attend this event, you will be added to Revolutionary Spaces’ email list. You are able to opt out at any time.

Free Registration