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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Address: Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: 617-338-1773
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Ranked #10 of 194 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Ships, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: History Museums, Ships, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Came here last night for one of the Tavern Nights they do - it was a Christmas present from my girlfriend and it couldn't have been better! The staff was hilarious; they were awesome in character but were casual enough that they could kind of drop it a little bit when needed, and everyone had great senses of humor. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent trip. The tour was awesome the actors gave a great show in traditional costume. The kids enjoyed throwing the tea into the harbour and the inter-active part was great too. At the end what better thing to do than visit the tea rooms for tea and Boston Crème Pie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We walked the Freedom Trail and climbed Bunker Hill the day before, and really wasn't sure we (me, my wife and our 11-year old daughter) needed any more "history", but boy, are we glad we went to the Tea Party Ships and Museum. Truly a highlight of our trip to Boston! In addition to the "throwing the tea in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped in the museum and gift shop and really wanted to do a tour but our time was limited. The tour had just started and the next one would begin in an hour. We did get a chance to walk outside down the ramp and catch a brief view of a tour going on. The presenters dress in colonial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Did not know what to expect at this attraction not only is it great fun but it is also so interesting and educational as well,The guides are so professional and know their stuff but are funny as well.What happens on the tour ?? well im not going to ruin the surprise, after the tour we enjoyed a cup of tea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

If you can get past the slightly cheesy drama style presentations and hype, there is a lot of good information on the Boston Tea Party and origins of the War of independence. The boats give a good feel for life on the sea at the time. Staff good humoured and friendly. Reasonable value at $25 for an hour's experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this tour, it does get a bit pantomime with the characterisation of the British (boo, hiss) at times but not enough to cause any real offence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

We were lucky for our entire trip to Boston. The weather was unseasonably warm and there was no snow on the ground. All of our day tours were very enjoyable as a result. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum was really fun. The way the museum presents the story of the Boston Tea Party is an interactive play. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was a real feel of the historical time of December 16, 1773. My kids loved throwing over "the tea into the sea". What a great job the actors did in making us feel a part of our own American history (with some humor that the kids can enjoy as well as adults). Felt very patriotic after we left.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful setting and fun, friendly staff. The interactive nature of the museum (you re-enact the Boston tea party) is definitely more geared for kids. You can't see any part of the museum outside of the interactive tour. Even then, if you're an artifact buff, there is only one to see (an original box from the tea party). Definitely do stop... More 

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