LEXINGTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In 1773, just a few days before the Boston Tea Party, the people of Lexington staged their own protest against British taxes.
“They got all of the tea in town together and threw it into a bonfire. So, they burnt all of the tea,” reenactor Benjamin Beverage said.
A reenactment of the event outside of Buckman Tavern was held in Lexington on Sunday, complete with musket drills and fife playing.
“Mark Wendell Tea donates a bunch of tea, which we very kindly then take and toss in a bonfire,” Beverage said. “I’m sure the tea tastes great, but sadly today we didn’t get to taste it. We just burnt it.”
The reenactment is held every year in Lexington.
“It’s an interesting event. And when it comes down to it, the Boston Tea Party really is the event that leads to the American Revolution,” Beverage said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports