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Boston to Celebrate 242nd Tea Party Anniversary with Reenactment, Hotel Package

Destination & Tourism | Patrick Clarke | July 22, 2015

Boston to Celebrate 242nd Tea Party Anniversary with Reenactment, Hotel Package

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Despite its significance in the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party is often overshadowed by the events that followed. 

However 242 years later, the iconic protest lives on and will be celebrated in one of this country's premier national events, the Boston Tea Party Anniversary Reenactment. 

Early bird tickets for 2015's one-night attraction are currently on sale, while discounted general admission tickets will be made available Sept. 1.

The two-hour event will take place Dec. 16, the same date that Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty destroyed an entire shipment of tea from the East India Company by throwing it into Boston Harbor. 

This year's reenactment will begin at Boston's Old South Meeting House where "Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and other Patriot leaders join in a heated debate with crown-loving Loyalists in this final attempt to peaceably resolve the crisis before the midnight deadline."

Afterward, ticketholders as well as the general public will be able to march alongside the reenactors as they make their way from the Meeting House to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, where the Sons of Liberty will spill the tea into the Boston Harbor.

Those who would rather wait to purchase their tickets can buy general admission tickets for $25 per person beginning Nov. 1.

In celebration of the anniversary, the Intercontinental Boston luxury hotel is offering a Boston Tea Party Package. The package is available year-round and starts at $299. In addition to a pair of tickets to the Dec. 16 reenactment, the package includes accommodations adjacent to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and overlooking the city's historic waterfront. 

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