The Revolutionary Era Golden Ball Tavern Museum will host its 51st Annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 1 – 3 pm. at 662 Boston Post Rd., Weston, MA. The nearly 250-year-old Tavern, on the original Boston Post Road, will be decorated in holiday finery courtesy of the Country Garden Club of Weston. The CGC has been involved with this popular community event since it was first held in 1965. This Holiday Open House will feature a “White Christmas” theme and, as always, it will be free and open to the public. Complimentary tours of the historic Tavern will also be available.
Built in 1768, the Golden Ball Tavern was established and operated by Tory turned Patriot, Isaac Jones. The Tavern 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 later occupied and carefully preserved for 200 years by 6 generations of the Jones family. The Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is entirely self-sustaining.
The Holiday Open House is a prelude to the Golden Ball Tavern’s members-only Wassail event also held on Sunday, December 4th from 5-7 p.m. This event is a member favorite – festive refreshments and holiday songs in our beautifully decorated historic setting. Please consider joining today – membership information is on our website or contact the museum directly for more info.