Upcoming Events

Biennial Symposium
May 9, 2016


"The Challenges of Comfort and Style in Colonial America"


This year's symposium, will be held on Monday, May 9th from 9:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum. 

Cost: $75 members, $100 non-members. A box lunch is included in the ticket price with a reception and a tour of the museum to end the day of interesting and informative presentations about textiles and clothing in Colonial New England.

Not a member? Join today by clicking on 'Join and Contribute' above.

Click here for further details and a Registration Form!

Second Sunday Open House
May 8th, 1-3 p.m.

Our next Open House will be this Sunday, May 8th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Free, family friendly and open to the public.  Our knowledgable guides will take you through the museum, tell you our stories and answer your questions.  No appointment necessary!

Come and learn more about our Revolutionary Era Tavern and home of six generations of the Jones family.


Guide opportunities 


New volunteer tour guides are always welcome!

What better way to learn more about the museum than tour guide training and enjoy guiding a tour of your own according to your scheduled availability. Call 781-894-1751 or contact us by email: gbtmuseum@gmail.com



Coming Later this Year


Annual Outdoor Antiques Show

Mark your calendars for our next Show
September 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Barn Preview Party, Friday, September 23rd, 6-8 p.m.

Holiday Open House

Our much loved Holiday Open House will be held this year on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-3 p.m.

The Country Garden Club of Weston will decorate the Tavern in holiday finery for all to enjoy.  Free and open to the public, Refreshments will be provided.


Members Wassail

Our festive Wassail party for our members will be held on Sunday, December 4th from 5-7 p.m.  All members are invited to join us to sample the Wassail, enjoy the decorations and sing carols led by members of the Weston Community Chorus.

Not a member?  Join today and you will receive an invitation to our wonderful event.





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.  
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 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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