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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 210 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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Doral, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Loved it! It was both educational and funny. The guides were excellent and very enthusiastic in the way they reenacted the story of the Boston Tea Party. In addition, the attraction itself is superb. pleasure for adults and children alike. If you are in Boston, don't miss this museum.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We were so pleased with this museum. The people were enthusiastic and fun and the technology amazing. Absolutely I would recommend

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Now this was a tour!!! This by far was the best tour I’ve been on in a while! The tour guides are not guides but actors! You actually believe that they are still living in the past. You get to be a part of the tour, I had a speaking part! And you get to throw the tea from the... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We took our children ages 7, 11, 13, & 15 on the tour and everyone had a fantastic time! It was interactive and the actors really got into character and made history come alive. Throwing tea boxes in the harbor was a big hit! Every part of the tour was entertaining and ending the tour in a tea room with... More

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This is a fun and entertaining way to get a little history in! The tour guides were enthusiastic and engaging. The displays were very well done. Even the 14 year olds with me had fun! I would encourage you to ask questions. The guides were very knowledgeable and gave me detailed answers without droning on!! I wish I could have... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The museum by itself would take most of the day. Walk slowly and take what you see as historic stories waiting to be told, ask questions, the staff is very helpful. As with most place of visitations the talking machines are very helpful, but the seasoned staff have the real good stuff.

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Brockport, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Took the family for a piece of Boston history. The interactive museum and reenactment made history come alive. And the tea and scones at the conclusion of the tour was a terrific place to sit down on the outside deck and soak in the harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Actors were superb! Lots of humor in their presentations and we learned a lot. Kids 6, 10, and 12 all loved it, especially throwing the tea overboard.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was a great experience, conducted by enthusiastic and knowledgable volunteers. You are included in the history telling, given a 'role' to play and it is not at all threatening to be involved. The time it takes is all worthwhile - the role play, viewing of artifacts and listening to stories from this historic event really made it memorable for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Throughly enjoyed the visit to this attraction. $25 /adult entry but well worth the money as this is much more than a museum visit. Interactive aspect of the attraction with the guides gives a clear understanding of the historical aspects of the "Tea party" - they were great! Finished the tour with Tea in the tea room and purchased some... More

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