Boston, Massachusetts: Golden Teapot

A big steaming teakettle, with a capacity of over 200 gallons, has hung over a sidewalk in downtown Boston since 1873.

Address:
63 Court St., Boston, MA
Directions:
Downtown, on the corner of Court and Cambridge Sts, next to city hall.
Admission:
Free
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Big tea kettle.

Golden Teapot

The golden, steaming teapot is hanging once again! Definitely worth a stop and look while you're playing tourist in Boston!

[Kristie Lee, 04/07/2021]
Steaming Kettle

The Steaming Kettle is back in place!

[Lisa, 01/20/2017]

Just in time for the hot steam to be visible on cold days.

Golden Teapot - Clobbered!

The teapot is presently gone from its usual location. An employee inside Starbucks said that large construction vehicles that passed by knocked it down and broke it on multiple occasions. The repaired teapot is expected to return once construction is completed across the street, but that may not be for over a year from now.

[Kurt Deion, 08/28/2016]

Tea Kettle.

Largest Tea Kettle in the World

This large tea kettle that hangs over the entrance to Starbucks in Boston's government center has been there for decades, spouting its steam daily.

[Robert, 10/16/2013]

The kettle has been in Boston since 1873, long before the Starbucks. Its capacity is about 228 gallons. Its steam is best seen in colder weather.

Steaming Kettle.

Historic Steaming Kettle

Right outside of Government Center station of the Mass T is a 227 Gallon giant Tea Pot that has steam coming out the spout. Originally cast in 1873 for a tea company, it is now outside the "Steaming Kettle" Starbucks Store.

[Carl and Anne Ambrose, 01/08/2005]

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