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Golden Ball Tavern Museum

662 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA 02493-1511
+1 781-894-1751
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Great Tour

Visited the Golden Ball Tavern on their open house today. Great tour. Very informative. A great... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
June B
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Lexington, United States
A Gem!

Visiting the Golden Ball Tavern Museum, located in Weston, MA, is like stepping back in time. The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
qba464
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Wayland, Massachusetts
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The Golden Ball Tavern Museum was built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, established and operated by prominent Weston resident, Isaac Jones. The tavern "at the sign of the Golden Ball" operated as an inn from 1770 to 1793 and played a pivotal role in the unfolding of the Revolutionary War when it served as a base for British spies. The house and Tavern were occupied for 200 years by six generations of the Jones family until it was acquired by the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960's who chose to preserve the house as a document of architectural and social change. The house contains centuries of the Jones family history; artifacts, diaries, ledgers, belongings, all of which tell the stories of those who lived here and the social changes that they experienced. Here, where history still lives and breathes, telling the story of change through time, you can come and explore our unique Revolutionary era tavern and learn of "the spies who went out in the cold", the "other" tea party, and the eventful visit of Paul Revere's men. The Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is entirely self-sustaining.
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Sep 10, 2017
“Great Tour”
Jul 21, 2016
“A Gem!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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662 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA 02493-1511
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Visited the Golden Ball Tavern on their open house today. Great tour. Very informative. A great perspective on what at the time might have been considered a "non-Patriot" opinion. The history of the family there. The role it played in the revolution. A definite must...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Visiting the Golden Ball Tavern Museum, located in Weston, MA, is like stepping back in time. The tavern, also an inn, has an interesting history during the Revolutionary Was as it served as a base of British spies. The story is very interesting. It is...More

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Golden Ball Tav... M, Front Office Manager at Golden Ball Tavern Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

We are so glad that you find our museum so interesting! With 200 years of Jones family history to share through the preservation and restoration of the house, so many original family possessions, furniture, decorative arts, journals, ledgers, photographs, etc. we have many, many stories...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

This tavern was an important place to stop during the pre-revolutionary time period. Paul Revere and the sons of liberty were here. The tavern own sold English tea when it was against the law to do so. It was also a stopping point for British...More

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Golden Ball Tav... M, Front Office Manager at Golden Ball Tavern Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review - there is indeed lots to learn about revolutionary ideas, the character of Isaac Jones and the many ancestors of Isaac, including Henry David Thoreau! We hope you might like to return one day and learn more!

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