Upcoming Events

Second Sunday Open House

662 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA

 

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

Auguts 13th, 2017 1-3 p.m. 

 

Visit the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on August 13th 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'.  Visit our Open House and 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.

 

50th Annual Antiques Show
Saturday, September 30th, 2017


Our 50th Annual Outdoor Antique Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, September 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the museum. General Admission on the day of the Antiques Show is $7.00 which includes admission to the grounds and a tour of our wonderful museum. Children under 12 are admitted free.  Early Admission at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the Show is $25.00 per person and gives you early access to the Antiques.  

The show includes nearly 100 selected dealers from New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Barn of Donations features treasures given by Friends of the Golden Ball Tavern and others. There will be music and food available at the Tavern Cafe. 

In addition to the food and beverages for sale under the canopy, a catered luncheon is available.  Saturday Luncheon Tickets are $40 ($20.00 tax deductible) for Saturday only, entitling holders to admission to the grounds, a Tavern tour, and luncheon under the Tent.

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

 

Friends of the Tavern
Barn Preview Party
Friday, September 29th, 2017

 

Our Friends of the Tavern Barn Preview Party will be held on Friday Sept. 29th, 6-9 p.m.  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 Saturday, 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!  You can purchase a Friends of the Tavern Ticket by contacting the museum or by clicking on Join and Contribute above and scrolling to the bottom of the page.

 

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

 

 


 


 

Holiday Open House

 

Our much loved Holiday Open House, which was held on Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2015 was a great success!  Check back for more info about this 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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