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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 208 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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Anaheim Hills, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

I liked this tour as it was a part of American history. They get everyone involved and they make it fun for everyone. Going on the ship that was like the one they used back in the day was interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

The museum is an interactive experience, a tour given by a historical character (actor in period clothing), which involves learning as well as throwing tea overboard and complaining about the British government's oppression of American citizens. Really fun, teenagers and cool brothers and sisters will enjoy it too!

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Chattanooga, TN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum on a beautiful day in July, which may have been part of the charm, but our whole family thought this museum was lots of fun. The actors who serve as tour guides as well as the multimedia presentations make this a delightful, educational experience. This museum is very interactive and entertaining. Like most things in life,... More

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Laura Kennedy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Upon entering the museum, everyone is given a card with a historical character (actual person who participated in the Boston Tea Party). The museum is a "trip back in time". Our tour guide was very enthusiastic. The whole family learned alot about the Boston Tea Party and the start of the revolution. My kids enjoyed throwing "tea" over the side... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A really fun, interactive run through the history of the political protest that ultimately led to the American revolution. The whole hour and a half flies by with the help of interactive displays, the old ships and the passion and obvious pride of the tour guides who dressed in period costume remain in character for the most part of the... More

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philadelphia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

I took my 13 year old to this as part of the trolley rides. It was included so I thought why not. My kids aren't the biggest history buffs (unlike their mom) and this was perfect for him. My sons do not like to stand and read the plaques, so this interactive performance was perfect for him. They take you... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed this visit, the guides were excellent, and the tour was informative, entertaining and enjoyable, we would recommend, for children and adults of any age!

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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
26 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

For $25 I thought it was overpriced... but after experiencing the enthusiastic 'actors'/staff, the solid audio/visual presentations, and the replica boats, I got my moneys worth... and I learned something. The experience is interactive and educational. Compared to some of the other tour options in Boston, this one should be near the top of your list.

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Mission Viejo, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
69 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This happened to be our first stop in Boston and we really enjoyed the tour. Having the guides be in character of the time and the acing out of much of the event really helps you learn and understand the historical events that took place. I would highly recommend this. We spent some time enjoying a snack and tea tasting... More

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Windermere, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great bunch of kids portraying the colonists of Boston the evening of the "tea party", about an hour, great history lesson

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