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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
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+1 617-338-1773
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At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous...

At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages. Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago.

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$28 each. Fully priced but worth it.

Visited today for the interactive show and at $28 each it was fully priced but still was worth it. The show was very good and informative.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited today for the interactive show and at $28 each it was fully priced but still was worth it. The show was very good and informative.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I quite enjoyed my trip here but was a bit surprised there wasn't more to it. I arrived shortly before there was a 'tour', so I didn't have long to wait which is just as well as there isn't anything to do while you wait! The 'tour' was fun - characters in costume who do a very good job, and... More 

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Was surprised by how well the staff recreated and told the events of the causes of the revolution. The boat tour really showed how difficult it was to even get the tea out and the museum tour was great.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great interactive place to visit. My Daughter and I arrived just in time for the show. The characters were in costume and very enthusiastic and passionate about the parts they played. It's a great way to get an insight as to how it was to be part of the uprising. The stories were told and acted out... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When planning my trip to Boston, I could not quite understand what comprised the Tea Party Ships and “Museum.” The venue includes a place to purchase tickets, a gift shop, Abigail’s Tea Room, and the “museum,” which is not a space that you passively walk through and look at and read about artifacts. It’s far better than that! You purchase... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, I was expecting this to be one of those tourist traps. "Characters, ship and tea? Come on..." But it turned out to be the best museum in Boston! The actors are great, they guide you into the story (literally, since you get to be one of the Patriots as well). Then there's the visit to the Dartmouth replica and... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had free entry here through our Trolley Tour ticket. If I'd had to pay I wouldn't have minded. On entry you are guided back in time and invited to participate in the planning of the infamous tea party. You are then taken onto a replica of the original boat. Children among our group were allowed to throw imitation tea... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wanted to take a moment to comment on the Boston Tea party ships and Museum. I attended this site in the fall with my child. I will admit it was not a planned trip we were at the children's Museum across the bridge and just as we we crossing by an actor announced a tour starting and she asked... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for a quick visit shortly after arriving in Boston. This activity was educational and entertaining. Long enough , but not too long. We would recommend this activity to others.

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People dressed up as characters from the Tea Party, you also get a card with a character on it. Fun and informative.

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