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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
617-338-1773
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Ranked #12 of 212 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Ships
Activities: Arts and crafts, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

One of the best interactive tours I have ever been on. Filled with great actors who make you feel like you are really part of history. The only downside is the tour is long and has very little places to sit during the tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Wonderful hands-on tour. Love being treated like one of the rebels. Got to toss tea into the harbor before I bought two tins inside.

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Flushing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The staff was great and worked to make the tour interactive. Each person played the role of a person that took part in it. I Would have a hard time sailing the ocean in a ship that size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I'm not a huge museum/ history person but I absolutely loved this place! The staff was so friendly, the actors were great and I loved how interactive it was.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This 'museum' was brilliant. Really interactive and fun. We learnt a lot about the Tea Party and had great fun. Really recommend for everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I like the way the characters get you involved, with the interactions and role assignments. The movie at the end was very moving and the variety of experiences was very good for the time allowed.

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Harrisburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful time! We had a two day Old Town Trolley pass that included a free visit to the Tea Party Museum. I would go see this museum even without the free pass. Character actors were EXCELLENT! Good story and tremendous special effects in the room with an original tea case. Watch the paintings on the back wall.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The whole thing is very "touristy" but if you are only in Boston once in your life then do it - we took part in the enactment and the American version of the Tea Party was at slight odds to our British version. It was worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend visiting the Boston Tea Party Museum for an interactive experience back to this important milestone in American history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

our guide was very enchanting and followed the script of not getting off the path of the Boston Tea Party. it was a interesting place to visit and worth while, Learned so much of what happen all these years ago, with taxes enforced by the British and how the crew stood up to Bullies.

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