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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
617-338-1773
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Ranked #15 of 207 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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cheshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Well presented and fun with lots of information given quickly Tea throwing was a bit silly Good and pleasant staff Bit anti English at times!

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washington dc
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am a former fourth grade teacher and loved teaching about the Revolutionary War. Now I have two kids (a fourth grader and a first grader) and we like to travel and learn about American history. This is one of the best historical experiences we've ever had. It is perfect for school-aged children and adults alike. It is action-packed and... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

very good place to learn some of the history of Boston. A little pricey $25 for a hour tour, The actors did a good job and the kids with the group had fun.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Stop... Don't goes to the Boston tea party ship and museum. It is very expansive to enter in. The shhow is only for baby. At the end, they not offer a cuple of tea. If you want a cuple of tea, you must buy it, and it is expansive and no so good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's just a very expansive childish show! the actors are good, but still not worth it. For more than 20 dollars we expected at least a free tea tasting.

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CEOHistoricTours, Owner at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this review

Dear bzclaudio: You called the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum “Just for kids” but paid for an adult ticket. Please send me your contact information and I will immediately refund every cent of your admission. You obviously did not feel it was an adult experience. With this being said, I must take great exception to your assessment of... More

Ightham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was an option with out trolley bus tickets and around the corner from where we were staying (the Intercontinental). The actors were excellent at getting people to join in and it was a great history lesson.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The guided tour is actually interactive with actors portraying Samuel Adams and other Patriots. When I learned this I thought it sounded cheesy and would be kind of ridiculous. Boy was I wrong. Persons on the tour are assigned "roles" of others who were part of the Tea Party, Some of those roles are speaking and you begin with a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A visit to this activity was included in my trolley bus tour. I consider it was very well done by the re-enactors. The experience was good as was the knowledge of the actors. Highly recommended.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our guide Margaret was great. This was a great tour of American history and I am glad we did it. "Parliament not only taxed our paper and ink, they even taxed our playing cards and dice!"

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable hour spent on the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum tour. The guides/actors got very involved in the story and brought the history to life. The children who were present in my group really enjoyed as well.

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