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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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I was never interested in history as a subject in school, but I loved this interactive and imaginative presentation for all ages! It was fun watching the children dump the tea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was never interested in history as a subject in school, but I loved this interactive and imaginative presentation for all ages! It was fun watching the children dump the tea and the talking pictures were great! It's a must to see! Afterwards you can have tea and pastries...very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Clever interactive telling of the story of revolution on replica ships very close to where the tea dumping action happened. There's enough substance to keep it just on the right side of kitch and justify the (substantial).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting and informative presentation of the events surrounding this historical event. Actors play some of the main figures of the time with great enthusiasm. It's divided into four parts. In the first, you get the background to the troubles by a couple of actors. Audience participation is encouraged! Then you get to board a ship and reenact... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you purchase a 2-day trolley pass, then you receive tickets for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Do it! This was a well-done show and experience.

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Westbury
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great stop for the kids, staff really gets them involved. Children's Museum across the street. Walking distance from down town Boston. Food is a bit pricey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon a stray brochure for this museum experience. What a gem! We loved it! They keep you moving through the ship, starting with a town meeting. Some individuals even get speaking parts. Part of the fun is learning some colonial expletives and then using them during the tour. The best part was watching the kids throw the tea... More 

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Rohnert Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The people who work at the Tea Party Ships and Museum are what make this attraction one of the best experiences we had with our grandson in Boston. It was more than I expected and I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Interactive, made history become alive as actors and audience participate in reinacting the Boston Tea Party and the issues that caused this time history. I liked the size of the group - all could hear and see. Well timed for all ages, and I saw as many elders smiling as the little ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It was snowing the day we went. Standing on the deck of the ship throwing the tea overboard seemed real with the horizontal driving snow!! It was a great experience. The tea shop afterwards with free refills was great, the tea was lovely. The staff really seemed to enjoy their work and made learning history fun. Fully recommend for all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Had a lot of fun and at the same time learn a little bit about history. Staff is friendly. The replica ships are very good and you get to throw the tea overboard. Had an appetizer and dessert in the restaurant and it was also very good.

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