The Old South Meeting House was one of the largest buildings in Boston around the time of the American Revolutionary War. It was often used for meetings, and when crowds at Faneuil Hall became too big, they went to the Old South Meeting House.
After the Boston Massacre, people gathered here to demand that Governor Hutchinson removed the British soldiers from Boston. The Old South Meeting House was also the site of Samuel Adams' speech, which led up to the Boston Tea Party.
During the British siege in 1776, the Meeting House was ransacked for firewood and used as a stable and riding school.