Education Programs

Built in 1768, the Golden Ball Tavern has been a home, a tavern, a hotel, and a museum. Come learn about the 6 generations of the Jones family who lived here for almost 200 years. In this house, history still lives and breathes through true stories of British spies, the Weston Tea Party, and the comings and goings of the children and families.


School Groups


The Golden Ball Tavern Museum prides itself on being an educational institution as well as a museum. We build collaborations with schools to help teachers offer rich programs to teach colonial and early American history. We will fit the program to suit your study and curriculum—colonial life, westward movement, pre-Revolutionary times, etc.


The Golden Ball Tavern Museum offers guided tours to student groups. The majority of our school-group tours are for students in the 3rd-8th grades. Tours can be focused on colonial life and/or events leading up to the American Revolution and can include a hands-on session with colonial games or a storytelling activity (based on exciting, true events that took place at the Tavern). Please call to inquire about our customizable tours and crafting activities at the museum at 781-894-1751.


Scout Programs


The Golden Ball Tavern Museum is pleased to offer tailored programs for both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts from September to June, weekdays and weekends. Generally, our programs run 2 hours and cost $10/scout.


For Girl Scouts, we offer programs which will accomplish most the of the requirements for the My Family Story badge (Brownies), Playing the Past badge (Juniors), and Birth of Our Nation badge (Juniors). See the Girl Scout flyer for specific information on these badge programs and other programs we offer.


For Boy Scouts, we will work with you to design a program that meets your needs. See the Boy Scout flyer for some ideas of topics that fit nicely with the Golden Ball Tavern's history and an example of how a visit might be put together.


If you are interested in scheduling a visit or have any questions, please contact Michelle Roman at

Click Here to download the Girl Scout flyer.

Click Here to download the Boy Scout flyer.