The Liberty Hotel on Beacon Hill has a Boston Tea Party Reenactment Package for you. That would be because, on Dec 13, 2009, the Old South Meeting House museum on Boston’s Freedom Trail will be hosting its annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment to honor the 236th anniversary of the historic tea party that was held on Dec. 16, 1773.
The Liberty Reenactment package includes overnight accommodations on either December 12 or 13, two tickets to the Boston Tea Party Reenactment, and breakfast for two at CLINK – the hotel’s neat restaurant with dining booths that are real jail cells.
The Boston Tea Party reenactment is open to the public ($8 tickets), and audience members are invited to choose sides – Patriot or Loyalist – and lend their support for or against the tariff. You can’t change history, though, and the rebellious riff-raff will win the debate.
In addition to the slammer food inside CLINK, The Liberty hotel also offes other equally dodgy dining options fit for aforementioned rebellious riff-raff, with names like ‘alibi,’ ‘scampo’ and ‘the yard.’ Just to be clear, these are restaurants and lounges inside the hotel where people dine.
If you’re wondering what’s with all the prison lingo, The Liberty was previously the Charles Street Jail for the 120 years leading up to 1990, housing some of Boston’s leading criminals. And now it is a swanky hotel and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World group.
As for the guest rooms – good enough for the discering white-collar criminal. The hotel’s 298 guest rooms range in size from 400 to 800 sq ft, with floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek four-fixture bathrooms.
For the Tea Party Reenactment tickets, visit oldsouthmeetinghouse.org or call (800) 838-3006. And since this is the age of social media, you can also follow the tea party debate via twitter – @BTPReenactment.
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Info: 215 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114; (617) 224-4000; www.libertyhotel.com