The Boston Tea Party & 250 Year Anniversary Re-enactment

A Night of Rebellion: The Boston Tea Party and Its Upcoming Re-enactment

Once a city on the brink.

The Boston Tea Party was a pivotal moment in American history, a dramatic act of defiance that ignited the flames of revolution. On December 16, 1773, a group of colonists disguised as Mohawk Indians boarded three British ships docked in Boston Harbor and dumped 342 chests of tea into the water. This act of protest, fueled by years of rising tensions and resentment over British taxation policies, marked a turning point in the American colonies' struggle for independence.

Who knew tea could be such a symbol of resistance.

The Boston Tea Party was more than just a destruction of tea; it was a symbolic act of resistance against what many colonists perceived as oppressive British rule. The Tea Act of 1773, which granted the British East India Company a monopoly on tea sales in the colonies, was seen as an unfair attempt to tighten British control over the colonies' economy.

The colonists' anger over the Tea Act was compounded by a series of other grievances, including the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on imported goods like glass, paper, and paint. These taxes, passed without the colonies' consent, were seen as a violation of their rights as British subjects.

The Boston Tea Party was the culmination of these frustrations. It was a powerful demonstration of the colonists' growing determination to break free from British rule.

A Re-enactment to celebrate the 250 year anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.

Every year, the city of Boston commemorates the Boston Tea Party with a re-enactment that brings history to life. This year's re-enactment will take place on December 16, 2023, at the Boston Tea Party Museum and Ships. This year will be the 250 year anniversary of the Boston Tea party.

The re-enactment will feature a lively cast of actors portraying the events of that fateful night in 1773. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the colonists' passionate protest as they dump the tea into the harbor.

The re-enactment is a reminder of the importance of the Boston Tea Party in American history. It is a chance to reflect on the sacrifices made by the colonists in their fight for independence and to appreciate the freedoms we enjoy today.

The modern Boston Tea Party event will contain our 100% USA grown tea.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Our own farm will participate in the re-enactment this year. It will be a first for us and one to mark in our farms history books. The Great Mississippi Tea Company will participate in the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party reenactment with our tea being tossed into the harbor.
We are very grateful to the lovely ladies of the Daughters of the American Revolution for including our USA grown tea in their event. Back in those days the tea would have been imported. So, exciting to be a part of a new history in the making.

A Tea Party for the Modern Age.

The Boston Tea Party is more relevant than ever today. In a world where people are increasingly concerned about government overreach and the erosion of individual liberties, the Tea Party's message of resistance and defiance still resonates today.

The upcoming re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party is an opportunity to connect with our history and to learn from the past. The Boston Tea Party was a watershed moment in American history. It was a dramatic act of defiance against British rule that ignited the flames of revolution. 

For us, well... It is a chance to share our tea with the sea and carve out a small spot in history. Our goal has always been to bring tea closer to home. No revolution required. Just a lot of hard work and some quality tea plants.


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