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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
617-338-1773
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Ranked #15 of 207 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I loved the live re-enactments of the Boston Tea Party! The staff were excellent and funny, and they give you neat souvenirs to take home. My husband and I were the only childless couple, but we still had a great time. I'm sure the kids enjoyed it too, but I definitely did!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This place is a bit hard to find as it's connected to the bridge itself. However, I'd say it's a must-go for a tour of Boston if you have no or little background about the history of this city. The guide were dressed in colonial costumes and all the guests were part of the history as they took on some... More

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england
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90 reviews 90 reviews
8 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

we went on this attraction as part of the Boston trolley tour...well worth it you get the history without all the boring bits. its interactive and good fun but not too cheesy!! you get to look around a real ship and see what life was like for the sailors back in the day. Children will love it..we enjoyed it very... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Wow this crowd put on a very polished show. It was really worth spending time doing this today. Informative and fun for anyone of any age.

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New Providence, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My 9 year old and I really enjoyed the tea party tour. There are five parts to the tour and all of them were interesting. The length of each component is not too long and that helps keep you engaged and interested. It was $40 for both of us which is not cheap for a one hour tour, but it... More

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SF, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Saturday morning and were able to get into the 11am tour. It was a very well done tour that reenacts the events of Dec 16, 1775. You start in a mtg of the Sons of Liberty in the mock South Mtg House, storm the ship to dump the tea and tour the ship and then end... More

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Reston, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

With the bad weather I had when I was at Boston, this place just really cheered me up! I was really surprised that it actually was interactive, and not just a tour. When you first enter you are actually given identities and you get to listen to a patriotic meeting. And unlike most museums, you get to act along with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Boston Tea Party Museum offers an interesting look at a critical event that ultimately lead to the American Revolution. When you arrive, your tour (which starts every 30 minutes) begins in a meetinghouse with pews. You are given a card with an actual participant in the Tea Party- which is an interesting way to make history come alive. There... More

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Historictours, Owner at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the new Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum-A REVOLUTIONARY EXPERIENCE. While we appreciate your comments I sense you did not feel it was a top tier museum and since we believe it is we want to refund your admission. The entire facility has been created with great attention to detail... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

we had a great time at the Tea Party museum. It is live theatre historical re-enactment with people playing the parts of historic figures from Boston at the time of tea party. Visitors are given characters and at various stages, are asked to react as if they are that character. from the beginning, we were encouraged to act as if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I am in my mid twenties, and my mom and I made our way to Boston to check out the historical sites. The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum was recommened to us and we were so glad we went! We had a great time. The experience was multi dimensional in many ways. The actors did a fabulous job and... More

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