Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Continues Year-Round ‘HUZZAH! TAVERN NIGHTS’ 2nd & 4th Friday of Every Month Through 2016
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, which tells the story of “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution,” is continuing its hugely popular Huzzah! Tavern Nights, Boston’s only Colonial tavern experience through 2016. On the second & fourth Friday evening of every month, visitors and guests are invited into a spirited 18th-century tavern complete with live period music, rustic fare and historically-inspired beverages amidst a host of important historical Boston residents including Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams along with other colonial characters.
Eighteenth century colonial taverns were social centers that attracted a wide variety of people. Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s Huzzah! Tavern Nights offer patrons a chance to rub elbows with Boston’s colonial residents, many of whom played an important part in the Boston Tea Party which took place more than 242 years ago (on Dec., 16, 1773). The event will take place in Abigail’s Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, overlooking the Fort Point Channel, the actual body of water where the Boston Tea Party took place more than two centuries ago. Abigail’s Tea Room is named for Braintree, Mass. native, Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, the second President of the United States of America.
Dates*: 2nd & 4th Friday of every month
*NOTE: Pending private events, Tavern Nights will not be held (subject to availability)
Times: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. – Summer/Fall Hours (June – October)
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Winter/Spring Hours (November – May)
Pricing: $40.50/ticket/person (10% discount – online pricing)
$45.00/ticket/person (at the ticket booth/door)
Location: Abigail’s Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
306 Congress St. – on the Congress St. Bridge, Boston, Mass.
Guests feast on hearty tavern fare, learn and play 18th-century games such as Nine Men’s Morris, learn and sing period songs such as “Nottingham Ale” and enjoy lively colonial music in an historical atmosphere. Tickets include unlimited freshly-brewed tea and a Colonial tavern buffet of hearty fare (rosemary roasted chicken legsand ham with grain mustard and chutney, an assortment of freshly baked breads, a selection of international cheeses, assorted fruits & vegetablesetc.). The Benjamin Edes Punch, Tavern Night’s signature cocktail, is a refreshing blend of red wine, rum and citrus, and pays tribute to this influential Patriot who was publisher of the Boston Gazette, a newspaper which sparked and financed The Boston Tea Party. A selection of beer from neighbor Harpoon Brewery along withred and white wines will also be available for purchase.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended as shows do sell out. Tickets for Huzzah! Tavern Nights can be secured in advance by calling the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum at 1-617-338-1773 or can be purchased at the museum’s ticket booths located at 306 Congress St. on the Congress Street Bridge in Fort Point Channel for $45.00/ticket/person. Discounted tickets at $40.50 (10% off) can be purchased online at http://www.trustedtours.com/store/tavern-nights-at-boston-tea-party-ships.aspx.
Discounted parking, with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum ticket validation, is available at the Farnsworth Street Garage (17 Farnsworth St.) or the Stillings Street Garage (11 Stillings St.) in Fort Point Channel.