Upcoming Events

Second Sunday Open House


Tory Ties and British Spies
at the sign of the Golden Ball

November 12th, 2017 1-3 p.m. 

 

Visit the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on November 12th from 1-3 p.m. for our next Second Sunday Open House Event. The event is free, family friendly and open to the public.  Experienced guides will lead tours through the museum, telling the stories of our Loyalist history, six generations of the Jones family, the Weston Tea Party and the 'spies who went out in the cold'.  Learn more about this Weston treasure, full of original artifacts kept by the Jones family throughout the nearly 200 years that they were in the house.

 

Holiday Open House



Our much loved Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3rd, 2017.  Free, family friendly and open to the public, 1-3 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the visitors center and holiday tours will be led by our volunteer guides.

For over 50 years the Country Garden Club of Weston has decorated the Golden Ball Tavern Museum in holiday finery.  Come and find out what the theme will be for this year!

Members Wassail

 

Our festive Wassail party is a member favorite.  This year's wassail will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3rd from 5-7 p.m. 

Not a member?  Join today by clicking on Join and Contribute and you will receive a personal invitation to sample the Wassail, enjoy a wonderful buffet, enjoy the decorations and sing carols led by members of the Weston Community Chorus.  This once a year event is open to members only and is always a warm and welcoming event.  

 

Thank you for coming to our

50th Annual Antiques Show & Sale

 

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

 

Our 50th Annual Outdoor Antique Show and Sale was a great success, despite the weather.  Next year, on the last Saturday of September, join us for more fun!

Click here to peek at a previous show!

 

Our Barn Preview Party was the best ever! 

 

Joing us next year for our very popular, Friends of the Tavern Barn Preview Party which offers early access to our fabulous Barn of Donations Sale.  Friends of the Tavern tickets include the preview party with drinks and appetizers, early access to the Barn's offerings on Friday night, entrance to the Show on Saturday with a catered luncheon under the tent, AND a single membership to the museum (which includes an invite to our Holiday Wassail). 

This event represents a major fundraiser for the museum.  

 

Education Committee Happenings 

 

We are starting our spring programs for 3rd and 5th graders in the Weston Public Schools this month with new programming for middle school students as well.  If you are interested in learning more about our school programs or programs for scout troops, please contact us at gbtmuseum@gmail.com or call the museum.

New Volunteer Guides are always needed and we would love to welcome you to our wonderful group of existing guides. We have just kicked off the new guide training sessions and there is still time to join us.

Our guide training program consists of an initial session of a few hours, followed by additional specialty training led by our education committee and guide 'shadowing' to get yourself ready to lead tours on your own!  Guides work according to their scheduled availability.  

Please let us know if you are interested in joining us by contacting the museum on 781-894-1751 or email us at gbtmuseum@gmail.com.  Date and time to be announced soon.

Treasures

Have a look at theTreasures of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum videos produced by Weston Media Inc. Click on the link below.

Golden Ball Tavern Treasures

 

 


 


 

 

 




 


Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was 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 later occupied and carefully preserved for 200 years by six generations of the Jones family until it was acquired by the Golden Ball Tavern Trust in the 1960's.  

Here history still lives and breathes, telling the story of change through time. Come and explore this 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.  We are located at 662 Boston Post Road, Weston, Massachusetts - at the sign of the Golden Ball!
 
Join now and support the on-going restoration and development of the Golden Ball Tavern as a museum and educational resource for schools and for students of the history of architecture and the decorative arts.  

Benefits of membership include:  Advance notice of all Museum events and programs, invitations to Member-only events such as our Annual Wassail Party   and our bi-annual member publications – the Grapevine and Tidings

Click on the JOIN and CONTRIBUTE link above and select your membership level today!
 



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