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.

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Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo
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Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo
12/06/2019

Golden Ball Tavern Museum's cover photo

"The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep." We promise that our Hol...
12/06/2019

"The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep." We promise that our Holiday Open House this Sunday from 1-3 p.m. will be a hit for all! Free and family friendly, this year's theme is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and here's a sneak peek!

It’s giving Tuesday!  If you would like to support our education and preservation initiatives. Join or donate today.  Al...
12/03/2019
Membership — Golden Ball Tavern Museum

It’s giving Tuesday! If you would like to support our education and preservation initiatives. Join or donate today. All new members are invited to attend our members Wassail party on Sunday evening from 5-7 pm!

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It's coming!  Our Holiday Open House is next Sunday, Dec. 8th from 1-3 p.m.  We look forward to seeing the Country Garde...
11/26/2019

It's coming! Our Holiday Open House is next Sunday, Dec. 8th from 1-3 p.m. We look forward to seeing the Country Garden Club's themed decorations based on Walking Through Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost! Join us for this annual tradition!

Flash sale!  We would like to fill all the seats at out hard cider tasting this Thursday at 7 p.m.  Tickets are now $15 ...
10/22/2019
Hard Cider Then and Now: Talk, Tasting and Tidbits — Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Flash sale! We would like to fill all the seats at out hard cider tasting this Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets are now $15 per person and include a lively talk about hard cider in colonial days, food and tastings of the wonderful ciders from Artifact Cider Project. Join us for a fun evening - buy your ticket today before we sell out!

On Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. we will hold our first cider tasting event - “Cider Then and Now, Talk, Tasting and Tidbits” in collaboration with Artifact Cider Project of Florence, MA. Tickets sell fast! Don’t delay! Join our mailing list to receive advance notice of future event (li

Hard Cider shaped American History!   Learn more at our “Hard cider: Talk, tasting and tidbits” evening on Oct. 24th.  D...
10/17/2019
11 Ways Hard Cider Shaped American History

Hard Cider shaped American History! Learn more at our “Hard cider: Talk, tasting and tidbits” evening on Oct. 24th. Details on our website!

Today is National Cider Day, so let’s celebrate the most authentically American drink, one that’s done everything from saving colonists’ lives to rescuing George Washington’s political career to swaying presidential elections.

A beautiful fall day @thewaysideinn #fall #newenglandfall #autumncolors
10/16/2019

A beautiful fall day @thewaysideinn #fall #newenglandfall #autumncolors

Our first Hard Cider Tasting event is next Thursday, October 24th at 7 pm. Tickets at our website under Events.  Link in...
10/16/2019

Our first Hard Cider Tasting event is next Thursday, October 24th at 7 pm. Tickets at our website under Events. Link in bio! Cider was very important to the Golden Ball Tavern and people generally in colonial days. Join us to learn more and to sample tastings of ciders from Artifact Cider Project. #hardcider #newenglandfall #apples #colonialhistory @westonmediainc

The History List has all the details of our upcoming Second Sunday Open House!  Share with your friends - if you are loo...
10/11/2019
Second Sunday Open House and tours at the Golden Ball Tavern Museum

The History List has all the details of our upcoming Second Sunday Open House! Share with your friends - if you are looking for a nice way to spend Sunday afternoon learning about our wonderful museum.

The Golden Ball Tavern is once again hosting 'Second Sunday Open Houses' throughout the year! Visit us 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 established and operat...

Tastings are BACK!  We are having a cider tasting event on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in collaboration with Art...
10/02/2019
Cider Then and Now: Talk, Tasting and Tidbits — Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Tastings are BACK! We are having a cider tasting event on Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 p.m. in collaboration with Artifact Cider Project. This should be a wonderful evening learning about cider in colonial times interspersed with tastings of Artifact ciders. Tickets are $25 and sell fast! This is a perfect fall event...and keep a look out for our gourmet cider and cheese evening - coming soon!

On Thursday, October 24th at 6.30 p.m. we will hold our first cider tasting event - “Cider Then and Now, Talk, Tasting and Tidbits” in collaboration with Artifact Cider Project of Florence, MA. Tickets sell fast! Don’t delay! And join our mailing list to receive advance notice of future event ...

We have a new program coming in October!  Join us for a walking tour of Weston's oldest cemeteries on October 27th.  We ...
09/30/2019
Walking Tour of Weston's two oldest cemeteries — Golden Ball Tavern Museum

We have a new program coming in October! Join us for a walking tour of Weston's oldest cemeteries on October 27th. We will begin with a tour of the museum and refreshments at 1.30. Learn more here.

Join us for our walking tour of Weston’s oldest cemeteries and learn about changes in tombstone styles, materials, and placement as well as who is buried there! Co-sponsored by The Weston Historical Society

09/29/2019
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Thank you to all who came out and supported the museum at our Barn Sale this weekend. It was a great success! We will see you again next year on the last weekend in September. Visit our website for info on upcoming events. www.goldenballtavern.org

09/29/2019

It's not over yet! Our Barn Sale continues today - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there are more treasures to be found. Take a look at the photos from yesterday!

09/29/2019

It was a glorious day for our Barn Sale! There's more bargains and treasures to be found tomorrow, Sept. 29th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you missed the sale today or wish you bought something - join us for the museum's only fundraiser. Free tours of the museum during the sale!

We just can't help sharing some of the treasures from the Barn - still open until 3 today and there's still Famous Chili...
09/28/2019

We just can't help sharing some of the treasures from the Barn - still open until 3 today and there's still Famous Chili...get it before its gone! Sale starts again tomorrow 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Images from our Barn treasures

Images from our Barn treasures
09/28/2019

Images from our Barn treasures

Images from our Barn treasures

Barn Sale Treasures 2019
09/28/2019

Barn Sale Treasures 2019

Free tours are available during the sale with colonial games in the visitors center!
09/28/2019

Free tours are available during the sale with colonial games in the visitors center!

Our Famous Chili is available at the Barn Sale now!   The fire truck can be added to your purchase for $15!  Join us for...
09/28/2019

Our Famous Chili is available at the Barn Sale now! The fire truck can be added to your purchase for $15! Join us for bargains, treasures and free tours.

It’s a beautiful day and lots of people are already here shopping the sale! Join us until three today and from 9 to 1 to...
09/28/2019

It’s a beautiful day and lots of people are already here shopping the sale! Join us until three today and from 9 to 1 tomorrow.!

Our Barn Sale is tomorrow and Sunday - join us on this lovely fall weekend, support our wonderful museum and find antiqu...
09/27/2019

Our Barn Sale is tomorrow and Sunday - join us on this lovely fall weekend, support our wonderful museum and find antiques, sports memorabilia, glassware, furnishings, collectibles, art, toys, books, and more....so many treasures to be found! Sat. 9-3, Sun. 9-1.

Shop the sale and support the museum and support the circular economy by grabbing up these incredible donations that are easy on your wallet. Bargains and treasures abound! Tours, games, and chili are also offered!

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09/25/2019
The History List has all the details!  Our Barn Sale is THIS Weekend!  Don't miss it!!  So many treasures to be found, c...
09/24/2019
52nd Annual Barn Sale - Golden Ball Tavern Museum's Fundraising event

The History List has all the details! Our Barn Sale is THIS Weekend! Don't miss it!! So many treasures to be found, children's games, tours, and our FAMOUS Chili as well as the annual First Baptist Church Bake Sale across the street. 9-3 Saturday, 9-1 Sunday! Share with your friends! Join us for the biggest sale ever!

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum will hold it's annual Barn Sale on Saturday, September 28th 9 am. to 3 pm. and Sunday, September 29th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Admission is FREE and children's activities and games are planned. The Golden Ball Tavern's FAMOUS CHILI will be available for purchase at the sale!....

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Barn Sale Sneak Peeks.... — Golden Ball Tavern Museum
09/20/2019
Barn Sale Sneak Peeks.... — Golden Ball Tavern Museum

Barn Sale Sneak Peeks.... — Golden Ball Tavern Museum

This year we will hold our 52nd Annual Barn Sale, rain or shine, on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday September 29th, 2019 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Admission is FREE and there is plenty of parking available. Free tours of the Museum will be offered throughout the day. The

There are many unexpected treasures to be found at our Barn Sale next Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th September. Visi...
09/20/2019

There are many unexpected treasures to be found at our Barn Sale next Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th September. Visit our website for more info and sneak peeks! Www.goldenballtavern.org

09/08/2019

Join us today from 1-3 pm for our Free Second Sunday Open House Tours. Learn more about this Revolutionary treasure!

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662 Boston Post Rd
Weston, MA
02493

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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! Become a member 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

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Worth remembering today, the Boston Marathon race traditionally run on Patriots Day, celebrating the start of the Revolutionary War, Shot Heard Around the World at Lexington Concord! Paul Revere's Midnight Ride to warn the troops! Happy Birthday to all born on Patriots day, April 19th!! Ellie P! H s