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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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We went in the winter and we had a lot of fun. My new favorite tea is Abigail's. It's a fun interactive way to learn some history and get patriotic.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went in the winter and we had a lot of fun. My new favorite tea is Abigail's. It's a fun interactive way to learn some history and get patriotic.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Although this is mainly geared toward younger tourists, the museum gave a great overview of the historic Boston events. You get to reenact throwing tea into the harbor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Cold, snowy early February 2015 visit, but it sure was fun. The employees are great and they put on a good, interesting and interactive show! Their restaurant/cafe is awesome too, hot tea samples sure hit the spot.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent presentation show interactive and very informative definitely worth a visit don't miss it. Great location as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The tour is done in a really entertaining and engaging way. You become a part of the story "living" through the night the tea was thrown into the harbour. However the story is definitely one-sided and only portraying the history from the American side. Also, the naming "museum" is a bit misleading you are following along on the tour the... More 

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Apex, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The reenactment is well done. We learned a lot about the event. Price seems a little high for about an hour-hour and a half tour. However, it is in a prime spot in Boston!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did this tour. At first I thought it was a little pricey but you get to get on a replica ship and throw tea, interact during the tour with themed staff, walk through a really nice museum that I didn't expect to be as digitally advanced as it was! The kids will love it! It also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you have children I am sure they would love this attraction but for adults its pretty ordinary especially for the price! The tea room is more of a cafeteria where you order at the counter and find your own seat but the upside is its a very pretty room. They also have a good souvenir shop that you have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the trip with a small group of school children who really got in to the spirit of it - not sure all the adults enjoyed this. I gained a real insight in to the events of the Boston tea party and the ensuing fight for independence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the reenactment. Who knew that learning about US history could be so much fun. "Dump the tea, into the sea!" What a delight to have tea afterwards in the tea tasting room and the prices in the gift shop are very reasonable.

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