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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: 617-338-1773
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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WHAT A FUN WAY TO LEARN HISTORY!

We took our grandkids here because both of them are learning American History this year in school. It was great front he moment we walked into the door until the last bail of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We took our grandkids here because both of them are learning American History this year in school. It was great front he moment we walked into the door until the last bail of tea was thrown over board! They won't forget who Samuel Adams was or why the whole event happened… we won't either! The place is a little tricky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was part of our trolley package. I wasn't sure what exactly to expect, but we really enjoyed it. The actors were great and got everyone involved. The movie was good too

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Branford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Truly well done, interesting and interactive, very well played by good actors, stuff to learn for all ages, maybe a bit long if you're with young kids

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It was fun being part of the re-enactment and story and watching the tea being thrown overboard. I had never covered this in my history lessons at school so found it very interesting and probably learnt more than just looking at a load of exhibits.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

If possible try to see this annual event. The costumes and scripted re-enactment are a treat to see. A piece of American.

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We especially enjoyed seeing the ships and throwing "the tea" overboard. It was fun how the employees and guests played roles. The museum was okay. The tea was good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great attraction for all family members. Actors involve you in the drama. Story, film,ship viewing, even throwing the tea over board. Very good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This tour is rich with history and actors in character. The guests are are put in character when you arrive they hand you a character card. This card is who you will portray during the tour its quit fun. The actors take you from one scene to another as the drama unfolds. After the tour they have a cute place... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went this museum thinking it might be a bit childish for someone my age (27) without kids, but that wasn't true. Yes, there were lots of families with small children but history is meant for everyone, right?. I loved the tour guides as they are dressed in colonial outfits and act like the year is 1773. All the guides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called here during the Cunard 175 Anniversary QM2 transatlantic cruise. Good attraction this, made all the better by the staff who are bedecked in period dress and who enact parts of the events leading to the Tea Party revolt. Opportunity to see the Tea ships of the time, with a good talk too about what it was like in those... More 

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