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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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Fun and informatvie.

We especially enjoyed seeing the ships and throwing "the tea" overboard. It was fun how the employees and guests played roles. The museum was okay. The tea was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Athens, Georgia
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We especially enjoyed seeing the ships and throwing "the tea" overboard. It was fun how the employees and guests played roles. The museum was okay. The tea was good.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great attraction for all family members. Actors involve you in the drama. Story, film,ship viewing, even throwing the tea over board. Very good value.

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This tour is rich with history and actors in character. The guests are are put in character when you arrive they hand you a character card. This card is who you will portray during the tour its quit fun. The actors take you from one scene to another as the drama unfolds. After the tour they have a cute place... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I went this museum thinking it might be a bit childish for someone my age (27) without kids, but that wasn't true. Yes, there were lots of families with small children but history is meant for everyone, right?. I loved the tour guides as they are dressed in colonial outfits and act like the year is 1773. All the guides... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called here during the Cunard 175 Anniversary QM2 transatlantic cruise. Good attraction this, made all the better by the staff who are bedecked in period dress and who enact parts of the events leading to the Tea Party revolt. Opportunity to see the Tea ships of the time, with a good talk too about what it was like in those... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were not happy not being able to pay an admission fee and go to the museum on are own.... It was a guided tour with really bad actors.... Boring as can be......just let me go on the ship. And take pics and then go to museum and see the treasure ch St... Kinda upset that we never made it... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My first reaction was that this was a little pricey but having now done this with our family of four I would say that the company have invested heavily in a very good attraction and deliver good value. Way better than the Mayflower 2 experience at Plymouth, for example. Other reviews go into more detail about the Tea Party experience,... More 

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Bay Village, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My son and I visited the museum on a Friday, and had a great time. It was so interesting to witness the reanactment of the tea going overboard. The actors were well trained, and very thorough. Definitely worthwhile visit!

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Cooper City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you're going to spend any time in the Boston area, don't miss this attraction. From the opening remarks of the staff. to the movie and on to the ship and museum, it is worth the price of admission and the time spent there. True Americana!

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It was a fantastic experience being able to re enact 'The Boston Tea Party'. A real fun way to learn about this episode in history. You're actually given a real identity for one of the many participants and invited to throw 'crates' of tea overboard. The staff - cast might be a more accurate description - play their roles really... More 

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