Upcoming Events

Second Sunday Open House:

May 14th, 2017 1-3 p.m. 


Our next Second Sunday Open House will be on May 14th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.   Free, family friendly and open to the public.  Our guides will lead tours through the museum, telling our stories and answering your questions.  No appointment necessary!

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


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.


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



Coming Next Year


50th Annual Outdoor Antique
Show and Sale
Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Our 49th Annual Antiques Show and Sale was a huge success!  Mark your calendar for next year's show, which will be our 50th, and don't miss this special New England tradition.

Our Friends of the Tavern Barn Preview Party will be held next year on Friday Sept. 29th, 6-9 p.m.  This year's party was the best ever!  The preview party offers early access to our fabulous Barn Sale.  Tickets are $100 per person ($75 is tax deductible) and include the preview party with drinks and appetizers, early access to the Barn's offerings on Friday night, entrance to the Show on Saturday, luncheon under the tent with a selection of food and drink on Sat., AND a single membership to the museum (which includes an invite to our Holiday Wassail).  This bargain ticket price represents a major fundraiser for the museum and a wonderful event for the attendees!

Holiday Open House


Our much loved Holiday Open House, which was held on Sunday, Dec. 4th, was a great success!  Check back for more info about next year's event.  

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

Members Wassail


Our festive Wassail party is a member favorite.  Not a member?  Join today by clicking on Join and Contribute and you will receive a personal invitation to sample the Wassail, enjoy the decorations and sing carols led by members of the Weston Community Chorus.




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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