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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
+1 617-338-1773
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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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306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum was less than a mile from where our ship docked. It was our good fortune that we stumbled onto this little historical gem. The staff were dressed in authentic clothing and played their parts well. They walk you through the background and reasons...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Couldn’t come to Boston and not do this tourist attraction - it was cheesy, acted well, informative and the board games on the table in Abigail’s are a nice touch. Recommend this attraction it was a giggle.

Thank archiebabs
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved seeing this since we had heard about in junior school and you can even throw tea in , we were told, what a treat a must see.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved hanging out in this area, Seaport, and of course seeing the Boston Tea Party museum and ships. History buffs, enjoy as they re-do the tea being thrown off of the ship. Loved it!

Thank MillerWake
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was told that we couldn't miss this attraction but I think it is over rated. Was fortunate to find discounted tickets from Travelzoo. The staff really did a good job on presentation and friendliness but just a little costly to through a make be leave...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I very much enjoy museums/visitor attractions that immerse you in the period and helps you understand what was going on at the time. This is one of those museums. Your visit starts in the South Boston Meeting House where Sons of Liberty were meeting to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you plan to visit the harbour and do some tours then this would be a good one. You'll get to know about what happened and the ship background offers a great photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Tea Party Ships experience is fun for all ages! The guides did an excellent job of taking us back to the 1700's so we could get a feel for what was going on back then! I highly recommend this attraction for everyone!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a couple of visitors to the USA, we spent about an hour on this tour/theatre production on the Boston Tea Party. The actors were great, it was as participative as each person wanted, and the material was just detailed enough to be informative and...More

1  Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to learn the history of the Boston tea party, the staff and the venue are well put together. They used new technology for their presentation. My family enjoyed the experience.

Thank Mahler N
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JMJBL
19 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer G | Property representative |
The attraction has a printed transcript for our Hearing impaired guests. This transcript is made available upon request. We have a limited supply on hand. Our accessibility standards request a 24 hour notice for special... More
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kag2269
21 October 2017|
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Response from travelbugzzz | Reviewed this property |
I would say that most of the museum is accessible with a small scooter. The ship part of the museum will be the only challenging part of the tour.
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10 October 2017|
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Response from CCR_GR | Reviewed this property |
A few hundred yards at best, no more than half a mile - From Aquarium walk out to main road turn left, walk straight down to 'Independence Wharf' - it was the Original Griffin Wharf, real location of the Boston Tea... More
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