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    Commemoration and Reenactment of the “Boston Massacre”

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    March 2, 2013


    Commemoration and Reenactment of the “Boston Massacre”

    Commemoration and Reenactment of the “Boston Massacre”

    Saturday, March 2. 11am, 2pm, 7pm

    Journey back to that cold night in March 1770, when a confrontation between British soldiers and an angry mob turned deadly. Visit the site outside the Old State House where it occurred; experience the people and events that sparked a revolution.

    Little Redcoats and Little Bostonians
    11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
    Young visitors will experience what life was like for Bostonians and British soldiers in Boston in the months leading up to the Boston Massacre. Free; in front the Old State House.

    Trial of the Century
    11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
    Immediately following Little Redcoats, come inside to watch patriot lawyers John Adams and Josiah Quincy defend the British soldiers accused of murdering Bostonians. Audience members are invited to act as witnesses and jurors for this celebrated case. Free with museum admission; in the Old State House. Space is limited; tickets for both performances go on sale at 9:00 a.m. at the Old State House Museum front desk.

    Boston Massacre Reenactment,
    7:00 p.m.?
    Join us and become a part of this infamous event as it is reenacted in front of the Old State House, in the very place where it took place in 1770. Decide for yourself if the soldiers fired into the crowd in self-defense or cold-blooded murder. Before the action unfolds, hear from patriots, loyalists, and moderates who will talk about the events and attitudes that led to that fateful night. Free; in front of the Old State House.

    Old State House, Boston
    State Street and Washington Street?(State Street station on Orange and Blue subway lines)

    Old State House

    206 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02109

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    outdoor segments FREE; indoor events free with museum admission ($7.50 adults, kids under 17 free*)
    *does not apply to groups

    General Day and Time Info:

    Little Redcoats & Little Bostonians at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Trial of the Century at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Boston Massacre Reenactment at 7:00 p.m. only

    Phone: 617-720-1713

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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