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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

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    What to Expect
    This guided tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum ushers visitors through virtual exhibits, authentically restored tea ships, and traditional Boston museum exhibits. The tour provides the opportunity to participate in, explore, and learn about the people, events, and consequences that led up to the American Revolution—all in the order in which they occurred back in 1773. Get a sense of what life was like in 18th-century Boston.

    This floating museum features actors in period dress, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and a gripping, multi-sensory documentary entitled “Let it Begin Here.” Meet the colonists, explore the ships and even dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did.

    At the Meeting House, hear the story of the night of December 16, 1773, and get ready to dump tea alongside the patriots. There are two authentically restored tea ships—the Eleanor and the Beaver.

    Inside the museum is a high-definition, 3D holographic at Griffin’s Wharf that makes visitors feel like they are on a Boston street in 1773. See the Robinson Half Chest, one of only two of the original tea chests that was dumped into the Boston Harbor that night.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Duration
    1h
    Inclusions
    • Guided tour
    • Entry/Admission - Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drink
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Optional guided tours depart every 30 minutes
    • All guests must check in with the ticket booth and exchange their voucher for a tour time. Tours are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved over the phone in advance.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews tea room interactive experience re enactment throw tea town hall meeting period costume role play abigail's tea their roles thrown overboard high tech group involved a bit overpriced events leading up american revolution highly recommend this activity great presentation
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Actors good and activity ok especially for kids. However only lasts 30/45 minutes and the most expensive attraction.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank shortieLeics
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    The tour involves a dramatization of living in Boston at the time of the Tea Party. My wife thought this part of the tour was ok. For me, it was a nice change of pace from the other tours. Near the end of the tour,...More

    Thank Vacationer594504
    Inspire32764340282, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Boston Tea Party Museum. Based on some of the descriptions I thought it might be more of a kid’s activity, but the vast majority of the people who were there at the same time as us were adults...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank MegInMpls
    Inspire32764340282, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love to share guests comments with our employees. Thank you!

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    While the museum portion was informative,overall the tour was very long and over the top. I wouldn’t recommend it.

    Thank emilieareeves
    Inspire32764340282, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    I was sorry to read you did not enjoy your museum experience. We do offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    Good living museum for all ages (guides answer questions). Sad that hop on hop off is not allowed to stop closer. Excellent actors that engage the audience. Very educational. Unfortunately unable to read all displays outside before going inside.

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Inspire32764340282, Guest Relations Manager at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    It’s always great for our team to hear from our guests. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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    Mike S
    28 July 2019|
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    Response from knitter88 | Reviewed this property |
    The tours “depart” every half hour.
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    Mary W
    1 May 2019|
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    Response from TTTravels | Reviewed this property |
    I don't know - we stayed at the Hyatt Regency on Lafayette and walked in 20 min
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