Upcoming Events


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

Golden Ball Tavern Treasures


Second Sunday Open Houses:


Nov. 12, 1-3 p.m.

Our next Open House will be Sunday November 12th 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.

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding Second Sunday Open Houses into next year with one exception which is our Annual Holiday Open House which will be on the first Sunday of December (see below).

Holiday Open House, Dec. 4th, 1-3 p.m.


(note the change in December to the first Sunday to accommodate the holiday decorations provided by the Country Garden Club of Weston).

Our much loved Holiday Open House will be held this year on Sunday, Dec. 4th 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 also 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. Click on Join and Contribute above to join online or contact the museum for more info.


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 by email gbtmuseum@gmail.com


Coming Next Year


50th Annual Outdoor Antique
Show and Sale
Saturday, September 23rd, 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. 22nd, 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!




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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