Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Golden Ball Tavern Museum Explore this unique Revolutionary era tavern and learn of "the spies who went out in the cold", the "other" tea party, and the visit of Paul Revere's men.
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Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was the home of Isaac Jones, prominent Weston resident. He had built the house to be both his home as well as a tavern, and the tavern "at the sign of the Golden Ball" operated as an inn from 1770 to 1793. From then on, for six generations - over 200 years - it was occupied by members 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.

There's still time to buy tickets for our second Beer Then and Now, Talk, Tastings and Tidbits event on June 5th!  A liv...
05/14/2019

There's still time to buy tickets for our second Beer Then and Now, Talk, Tastings and Tidbits event on June 5th!
A lively presentation by Jacks Abby representatives with tastings from current day craft lagers.
Join us and learn and laugh in our historic house museum, home to 6 generations of the Jones family and operated as a Tavern in the Revolutionary era.

https://www.goldenballtavern.org/annual-events/2019/4/18/craft-beer-event

05/11/2019

Our Second Sunday Open House is tomorrow from 1-3 p.m. Our wonderful guides will take you through the house and share its stories. Learn about our Revolutionary history and 200 years of the Jones family in this house!

05/06/2019

Our Second Sunday Open House is this weekend! Visit us from 1-3 p.m. and learn more about this Weston treasure.

If you would like to join our walk tomorrow (rain or shine!) we start with an orientation at the museum's visitors cente...
04/27/2019
Take a walk in Weston's past!

If you would like to join our walk tomorrow (rain or shine!) we start with an orientation at the museum's visitors center. We hope to see you there!

Take a walk in Weston's past.  Join us as we walk Isaac Jones' land (Innkeeper of the Golden Ball Tavern) to see how much land it took to support a Tavern and large family in the late 1700s.     Brian Donahue, associate professor of American environmental studies at Brandeisth 

04/24/2019

Interested in another Beer Talk, Tastings and Tidbits event? Leave us a note in the comments! We are planning another talk on June 5th at 6.30 p.m. Tickets and details coming soon!

04/24/2019
GBT Movie Trailer 2009

Did you know? In 2009, Weston High School students collaborated with the GBT to produce a short movie about Isaac Jones? The legend of Isaac Jones lives on! Visit us at our next Second Sunday Open House in May to learn more! Sunday, May 12th from 1-3 p.m.

Great movie, movie trailer 2009

Our guided walk is this Sunday at 1 p.m.  Contact the museum by email at gbtmuseum@gmail.com if you would like to join u...
04/23/2019
Take a walk in Weston's past!

Our guided walk is this Sunday at 1 p.m. Contact the museum by email at [email protected] if you would like to join us!

Take a walk in Weston's past.  Join us as we walk Isaac Jones' land (Innkeeper of the Golden Ball Tavern) to see how much land it took to support a Tavern and large family in the late 1700s.     Brian Donahue, associate professor of American environmental studies at Brandeisth 

The History List has the all the details:   Visit is this afternoon for our monthly Second Sunday Open House 1-3 pm.
04/14/2019
Second Sunday Open House and tours at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum

The History List has the all the details: Visit is this afternoon for our monthly Second Sunday Open House 1-3 pm.

The Golden Ball Tavern is once again hosting 'Second Sunday Open Houses' throughout the year! Come along this Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m. to learn more about the museum from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was es...

04/14/2019
Lettie

President Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. Our own Lettie Frost Jones learned of his death and made an emotional entry in her diary. We have many original Jones family ledgers, letters and diaries in our archives. Learn more about Lettie Frost Jones at our Second Sunday Open House today from 1-3 p.m. Open to the public - free and family friendly.

Patriots Day is almost here!  Come to our Second Sunday Open House tomorrow 1-3 p.m. and learn more about Isaac Jones - ...
04/13/2019

Patriots Day is almost here! Come to our Second Sunday Open House tomorrow 1-3 p.m. and learn more about Isaac Jones - Loyalist or Patriot? Hear stories about spies and Weston's own 'tea party'. Learn about 200 years of the Jones family, richly enhanced by our house full of original artifacts - furnishings, decorative arts and more.

Tea was a staple of colonial life during the 18th century, and it is easy to image the quantities consumed in taverns like the Golden Ball. Tea was purchased legally from the British and subject to duty in both England and the colonies; tea smuggled in illegally from Dutch traders was duty-free, cheaper and more popular.

During the winter of 1773-1774, Isaac Jones bought his tea in Albany, demonstrating his cautious approach to the growing political situation between colonists and England. At the time, Isaac Jones may have underestimated the serious of the crisis and the extent of the anger demonstrated by the protestors.

The situation would eventually explode - in Isaac's home.

Source: The Tavern and the Tory (Gambrill,Jr., Hambrick-Stowes; 1977)

Our walk is full this time around but we will be scheduling another in the future!!!  Learning about Weston's past throu...
04/01/2019

Our walk is full this time around but we will be scheduling another in the future!!! Learning about Weston's past through Isaac's land holdings!

If you'd like to be waitlisted, send an email to [email protected].

Golden Ball Tavern Museum
04/01/2019

Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Oletta "Lettie" Frost, the daughter of Willard Frost and Jane Hodgdon, was born in Milo, Maine in 1843. In 1867, she married George Hayward Jones, the great-grandson of Issac Jones and they lived, along with George's parents, brothers Charles and William and his maiden aunt, Abigail, in the Golden Ball Tavern. Their three children, Charles, Jr. Mary Caroline and Ralph were all born in the home.

03/28/2019

Mark your calendars for June 5th. Details to follow of our next Talk and Tasting event!

03/19/2019

We are finishing up our 5th grade tours today. Each year Weston students in the 3rd and 5th grade come to the museum and learn about colonial and revolutionary era history where history lives and breathes right here at the Golden Ball Tavern.

03/18/2019

We are looking at options for another tasting event at the Golden Ball - would you be interested? Comment below and let us know to reach out to you when it happens!

Our talk and tasting with Jacks Abby is in progress!  Lots of history and tastings!
03/07/2019

Our talk and tasting with Jacks Abby is in progress! Lots of history and tastings!

03/06/2019

There's still time to attend our Beer Talk and Tasting at 6 p.m. tonight - call 781-894-1751 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot!

Our Second Sunday Open House is coming up on March 10th!  Join us for a tour and learn more about our wonderful Museum! ...
03/05/2019
'Second Sunday' Open House and tours at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Our Second Sunday Open House is coming up on March 10th! Join us for a tour and learn more about our wonderful Museum! Free and Family Friendly!

The Golden Ball Tavern is once again hosting 'Second Sunday Open Houses' throughout the year!  Come along this Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m. to learn more about the museum from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.   Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was e...

The History List has all the details!  As February winds down, mark your calendar for our March Second Sunday Open House...
02/27/2019
'Second Sunday' Open House and tours at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum

The History List has all the details! As February winds down, mark your calendar for our March Second Sunday Open House!

The Golden Ball Tavern is once again hosting 'Second Sunday Open Houses' throughout the year!  Come along this Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m. to learn more about the museum from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.   Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was e...

02/20/2019

Tickets have been sold! Will post again if any more become available. Thank you for your support!

History Camp Boston!
02/12/2019
The History List

History Camp Boston!

History Camp Boston 2019 is March 16

02/08/2019

Our first ever beer tasting event was sold out in an hour! We will post details of our next event. If you’d like to learn more about our wonderful museum and it’s revolutionary history as a tavern in the 1700’s come to our Open House this Sunday. 1-3 p.m.

Did you know that we provide school tours?  Learn more here!
02/06/2019
Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Did you know that we provide school tours? Learn more here!

The historic home of prominent 18th century Westonian Isaac Jones.

01/30/2019

Details are being finalized for our beer tasting with Jack's Abbey to be held in March. Here's a little info about our sponsor......Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers has been brewing world class lager using traditional German standards and American innovation since 2011. Founded by brothers Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack’s Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide. Since its inception the brewery has continued to uphold its mission of brewing lagers, and only lagers.

01/25/2019

The Golden Ball Tavern will be hosting a beer tasting event in March! We will keep you posted with the details! #goldenballtavern #craftbeer #ale #tavernkeeper

01/07/2019

Golden Ball Tavern Museum is looking for Guides and Greeters!

Do you enjoy learning and sharing information about how people lived in the past? If you would like to know more about a Loyalist family living in Weston at the time of the American Revolution, the Golden Ball Tavern Museum may be the place for you! The Golden Ball Tavern Museum is looking for tour guides and ‘greeters’ (to welcome our visitors). We will soon be holding training for guides and greeters.

We give tours weekdays, weekends, and evenings – so volunteering to guide/greet can fit a variety of schedules. The Golden Ball Tavern Museum holds open houses for the community every Second Sunday of the month from 1-3pm. We give tours to Weston’s 3rd, 5th and 11th graders and to other groups and individuals from Weston and elsewhere.

To be a guide, you don’t need to be a history buff! All you need is an interest in intriguing stories about past generations! If you have questions or are interested in being a guide/greeter, please contact Michelle Roman ([email protected]) or Carolyn McGuire ([email protected]).

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo
01/02/2019

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo
01/02/2019

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

Best wishes for the holiday season from the Golden Ball Tavern Museum.  We look forward to welcoming you to our first Se...
12/23/2018

Best wishes for the holiday season from the Golden Ball Tavern Museum. We look forward to welcoming you to our first Second Sunday Open House on January 13th, 2019!

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo
12/23/2018

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo
12/23/2018

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

Our 50/250 banner is up one last time.  We have lots to share with you in the new year and invite you to join us at our ...
12/12/2018

Our 50/250 banner is up one last time. We have lots to share with you in the new year and invite you to join us at our next Second Sunday Open House on January 13th, 2019!

12/11/2018
Castus VOD Widget

Our Holiday Open House this year was just wonderful! Weston Media produced this lovely tour by the Country Garden Club of Weston - showing how the decorators created their Nutcracker themed magic. Click the 'VOD Widget' below and enjoy!

We look forward to welcoming you this afternoon!  Join us for holiday cheer from 1-3 pm at our Holiday Open House!  Nutc...
12/02/2018

We look forward to welcoming you this afternoon! Join us for holiday cheer from 1-3 pm at our Holiday Open House! Nutcrackers and sugar plum fairies are entwined with our history for today! Tours and refreshments available. Free and family friendly!

Sneak peek!
12/01/2018

Sneak peek!

The Country Garden Club is working it’s magic today!  Come and see the Nutcracker theme at our Holiday Open House this...
11/30/2018

The Country Garden Club is working it’s magic today! Come and see the Nutcracker theme at our Holiday Open House this Sunday from 1-3 pm. Tours, refreshments, free and family friendly! We look forward to welcoming you!

11/23/2018

A reminder to you to make a date with us on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 1-3 p.m. Come and view the holiday decorations presented by the Country Garden Club of Weston with a 'Nutcracker' theme. Click on the link to see more in the info video!

http://bit.ly/GBT_HolidayOpenHouse

Our collaboration with the Country Garden Club of Weston continues!  Our Holiday Open House on December 2nd will feature...
10/31/2018

Our collaboration with the Country Garden Club of Weston continues! Our Holiday Open House on December 2nd will feature a Nutcracker theme. Visit us from 1 - 3 p.m. to have a holiday tour of the house!

The History List has all the details!  Visit us today for our Second Sunday Open House 1-3 p.m.  Free and family friendl...
10/14/2018
'Second Sunday' Open House and tours at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum

The History List has all the details! Visit us today for our Second Sunday Open House 1-3 p.m. Free and family friendly!

The Golden Ball Tavern is once again hosting 'Second Sunday Open Houses' throughout the year!  Come along this Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m. to learn more about the museum from our experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.   Built in 1768 on the Boston Post Road in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern was e...

There’s more!   Our Anniversary Barn Sale continues today 9 am to 4 pm!  Bargains galore and you are supporting our wo...
09/30/2018

There’s more! Our Anniversary Barn Sale continues today 9 am to 4 pm! Bargains galore and you are supporting our wonderful museum with every purchase! Free guided tours of the museum from 12 - 2 today.

Our Barn is ready for this weekend's Expanded Anniversary Sale!  So many wonderful items - antiques, collectibles, furni...
09/28/2018

Our Barn is ready for this weekend's Expanded Anniversary Sale! So many wonderful items - antiques, collectibles, furnishings, household goods and more. All proceeds benefit the museum, which is entirely self-sustaining. Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours of the museum will also be offered on both days - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Come out and enjoy the weekend with us!

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662 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
02493

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