Upcoming Events



Celebrating the Golden Ball
Tavern Museum in 2018!

250 Years of History
50 Years of Education



Annual Holiday Open House and Member's Wassail




Our Annual Holiday Open House is a Weston tradition.  For over 50 years the Country Garden Club of Weston has decorated the museum in holiday finery for the public to enjoy.  Join us this year on on Sunday, December 2nd, from 1-3 p.m. and take a tour of our wonderful museum and see the beautiful Nutcracker themed decorations.

Our Holiday Open House is free and family friendly.  Tours and refreshments will be offered throughout the open house.

Our Members Wassail is a celebration of our members hosted by the Trustees.  All members are welcome to join us for festive food, singing and, of course, wassail!  If you are not already a member, contact the museum today for more information.


Second Sunday Open House

January 13th, 2019 1-3 p.m. 

Visit the Golden Ball Tavern Museum on January 13th, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. for our next Second Sunday Open House Event. The event is free, family friendly and open to the public.  Visit us and learn more about our museum, rich in history and full of original artifacts kept by the Jones family throughout the nearly 200 years that they were in the house.





Have a look at the Treasures of the Golden Ball Tavern Museum videos produced by Weston Media Inc. Click on the link: Golden Ball Tavern Treasures












Pardon our appearance while we build our new website. Upcoming events will be shown below.

Our Museum holds Second Sunday Open House Tours every second Sunday of the month.  Join us on April 14th, from 1-3 p.m. and learn about our revolutionary history!  Free and family friendly.  We look forward to sharing our stories of Tory Ties and British Spies!

The Golden Ball Tavern Museum held our first ever beer tasting event :  ‘Beer, Then and Now” - talk, tasting and tidbits on March 6th.  It was a resounding success!   We will keep you posted about future offerings on our new website (coming soon!) and on our Facebook page. 

You can also become a member below, support the museum and learn about our events and more in our newsletters and member emails.

Would you like to JOIN or RENEW your museum membership online?  Click HERE to be taken to our membership page. 


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!
Join now 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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