Old South Meeting House

Photo of the Old South Meeting House in Boston; Phillis Wheatley was a member of the congregation.
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Updated on: January 10, 2001

Old South Meeting House

Built in 1729, this is the second oldest meeting house in Boston. Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American poetess, was a member of the congregation in the late 1700s. Other famous members include Ben Franklin, who was baptized in this meeting house. Also, it was where the organization for the Boston Tea Party took place. Located at 310 Washington Street.

Phillis WheatleyPhillis Wheatley. From the Library of Congress' American Memory.

Old South Meeting House



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