Sun, Nov 26|
Marshfield 1773 Tea Burning Reenactment
Join the Historic Winslow House, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, and Revolution 250 for a trip back to 1773. Immerse yourself in the past and gain invaluable insight into the events leading up to the American Revolution!
Time & Location
Nov 26, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Marshfield, 870 Moraine St, Marshfield, MA 02050, USA
About the event
Join the Historic Winslow House, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, and Revolution 250 for a trip back to 1773. Immerse yourself in the past and gain invaluable insight into the events leading up to the American Revolution.
Starting at 2 p.m. enjoy a Fife & Drum presentation and Colonial Militia Drills. Children will be able to participate in a mock children’s drill and 18th century games.
Don’t forget to bring your own dry, loose-leaf tea to participate in the “Dump Your Tea” at the Old Town Trolley, Some tea will be used in this reenactment and the rest sent to Boston to be dumped into the harbor at the Boston Tea Party Museum’s Anniversary Event on December 16th. Sign in and your family’s name will be added to the certificate documenting this historic 250th anniversary.
You will also have the opportunity to enagage with local men and women portraying Whigs and Loyalists and hear lively debates about the historical events that led to teh Boston Tea Party…It wasn’t just about tea taxes. At 4 p.m. the Patriots will set the tea to the flames in solidarity with the Boston Patriots.
From 4 pm - 5 pm, we will discuss the aftermath of the tea-burning and discover what lies ahead for Marshfield in 1774.
Dress for the weather and bring a chair. Hot chocolate will be available for purchase. This event is an opportunity to witness history and gain a deeper understanding of the motivations and events that shaped our nation.
Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this extraordinary journey through time and see how proud New Englanders paved the way to history.
Parking available at Marshfield Town Hall.
Order of Events
2:00 p.m. - Arrival of the 250th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Trolley
2:00 p.m. - Collection of Tea for Marshfield Tea Burning \ Boston Tea Party
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Fife & Drum presentation
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Colonial Militia drills
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Tory Resolves \ Non-Consumption Petition Signings
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Speeches & Resolves by Royalists and\or Whigs.
4:00 p.m. - The Tea Set to the Flames