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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
617-338-1773
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Ranked #14 of 216 Attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Confolens, France
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100 reviews 100 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

As mentioned. Included on the excellent city bus tour. This is a perfect hour plus historical insight into Boston and US history. Superbly done and acted by all the staff. The visit is varied and most enjoyable and moves along at a steady pace. Highly recommended.

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Dublin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Did this tour on a recent trip to Boston. Very entertaining & great fun whilst also giving a good account of a major event in American history! The tour is very well done & everyone gets to play a part! Special mention to our tour guide Maggie for the great job she did! A definite 'must do' when visiting Boston!

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Esher, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

What a fun time I had at this museum. Just keep quiet if you are English since you are not too popular. This is an interactive museum and I loved it. I even had a chance to throw tea into the harbour.

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Belfast, Nothern Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

You take part in the tour - great fun (especially if you have a large crowd). The tea room upstairs (Abigail's) served delicious teas and cake (we returned a second day and just visited the cafe for the tea!!!). Costumes were very authentic and the staff were well rehearsed and professional. The staff in the gift shop were very courteous... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This museum was a pleasant surprise for this somewhat jaded visitor to tourist attractions. Yes, it's hokey, but it's also an engaging and informative learning experience for children of ages 7-12, or so. Two highlights of the visit are the simulated town meeting at which the decision is made to dump tea in protest to Britain's taxes and the self-guided... More

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This was a part of the ticket price for the city tour buses so you can hop off the tour right outside the Tea party. There are actors in character dress and take you through the story of the Boston Tea party from the American perspective. You start off and get into character as been part of an angry mob... More

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North Canton, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We took our granddaughter to visit this museum. We all loved the experience! The guides did a great job of recreating the feeling of the time. Our granddaughter loved throwing the tea overboard! The museum is quite well done. We had an educational and enjoyable experience here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Absolutely loved the show! It was engaging and entertaining. Loved how the staff makes you feel like you are there during the events that took place. It should be on your to do list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

All of the story tellers were amazing! We had the pleasure of attending with a child, and she was completely engaged and entertained. You get to participate in the riots, throwing the tea overboard, and town hall meetings.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

When the tour first got started, it was slow and I wondered when it was going to pick up. Once we got on the ship, it was more interesting. "Actors" dressed in period clothing spoke of the oppression they felt from England and encouraged audience participation. I would definitely encourage you to go.

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