Boston Tea Party Symposium

The Dye is cast: The People have passed the River and cutt away the Bridge: last Night Three Cargoes of Tea, were emptied into the Harbour. This is the grandest, Event, which has ever yet happened Since, the Controversy, with Britain, opened!

– John Adams, December 17, 1773

2023 marks the 250th anniversary of one of the most iconic events in American history: The Boston Tea Party.  On December 16, 1773, the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, setting in motion events that led to the American Revolution. 

Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours is offering a special, one-time-only symposium in Boston the weekend of this important anniversary.

This is your chance to be in Boston for the memorable 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and to experience and explore the transformational event that birthed a new nation.

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  • Attend the 250th anniversary re-enactment of the fiery meeting at Old South Meetinghouse that launched the Tea Party
  • Trace the steps of the Tea Party participants to the wharf to see the dumping of the tea
  • Hear morning lectures from noted historians that offer a deeper perspective on the Tea Party and origins of the Revolution
  • Participate in other Tea Party celebration events that weekend
  • See selected other sites relating to the first stirrings of Revolution in Boston
  • View rare documents and archives in a special exclusive event
  • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts for a curator-led tour of their impressive early-American collection, including dozens of works by John Singleton Copley and silver made by Paul Revere
  • Celebrate at Opening and Farewell dinners

Tour Dates

  • December 14 – 17, 2023
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