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Debate "Vengeance or Justice?" in a Town Meeting

A large hall with a woman, wearing colonial period clothing, speaking to the seated audience.
Hear the debates following the Boston Massacre and decide: vengeance or justice?

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250 years ago, British soldiers opened fire on a crowd at King Street in Boston. Three men lay dead and many more were wounded. Was it a plot to commit murder or self-defense? Should the people of Boston extract vengeance against the soldiers or call for law and order above all else?

Have your voice be heard in a Town Meeting debate in historic Faneuil Hall and help decide: vengeance or justice? Join us as we recreate this historic meeting through an interactive program with National Parks of Boston Rangers.

This program lasts approximately 30minutes to 1hour in the Great Hall of Faneuil Hall. Available for grades 5-12.


Due to COVID-19, the Park is currently offering virtual "Vengeance or Justice?" Town Meeting programs for groups of 10 or more people. Please contact us for more information. This program is subject to availability and staffing.

Details

This program is designed for ages 10 and older.

Service animals are allowed inside Faneuil Hall.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

Reservations are not normally required to attend this program. Due to COVID-19, we are offering a virtual version of the "Vengeance or Justice?" Town Meeting. We ask that you contact us to arrange a program for a group of 10 or more people.

Normally, we run the "Vengeance or Justice?" Town Meeting program on special weekends during the summer. Due to COVID-19, we are offering a virtual version of the "Vengeance or Justice?" Town Meeting. We ask that you contact us to arrange a program for a group of 10 or more people.

Normally, we run the "Vengeance or Justice?" Town Meeting program on special weekends during the summer. Due to COVID-19, we are offering a virtual version of the "Vengeance or Justice?" Town Meeting. We ask that you contact us to arrange a program for a group of 10 or more people.

Accessibility Information

Service animals are allowed inside Faneuil Hall.

The first floor of Faneuil Hall has an elevator to the second floor, where the Great Hall is located.

Last updated: March 10, 2021