243rd Anniversary of the Boston Massacre
Good for: Family
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 Hide