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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 213 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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Woodbridge, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is definitely geared more towards children than adults. The "in character" guides obviously do this multiple times a day, and kudos to them for staying cheerful and upbeat, but I think a group of adults would enjoy more in depth infomration about the history and less of the scripted show.

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SYDNEY
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the experience and the history behind the Boston Tea Party, not knowing the history beforehand. We only had a very small group which I think detracted from the experience a little as far as the interaction was concerned. I'm sure children would love it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great museum! Upon entering you are given a new identity as someone from the time, as well as a card with some information on the person. You are guided by actors who lead you through the events in-character. You get the chance to explore a recreation of one of the ships and also get to see one of two remaining... More

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Lufkin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Although we enjoyed the tour and talks, we both felt it was more suited for children, than adults. We would have been disappointed if we had bought a ticket, but it was included in our Boston Trolley Tour ticket.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Very funny and professionally made show. My boyfriend and me enjoyed it very much. The talking portraits were so hilarious!

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just visited the Boston Tea Party museum, and we thought is was excellent! It is very interactive, and you get to watch history come alive. Being Canadian, I remember learning a bit of American history because it ties into our history as well, but I didn't know the whole story and found this educational and fun.... More

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Van Nuys CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

If possible try to get to this museum, Very informative, learned a few new things that I didn't know before. A little pricey but worth it.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I could not believe the show that this Museum puts on retelling the events pertaining to The Boston Tea Party. Great Actors/Actresses dressed in period costumes and very amusing...be ready to participate...It's a lot of fun. Huzzah! They combine human actors with the latest in computer generated images makes for an entertaining 1hr and 15mins.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A museum where you are part of the history. Great way to learn about what happened on the night. You even get to chuck some tea in the water.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very well presented and done in such a way that you remember all the facts. Abigail's tea rooms are well worth a visit at the end of the tour. Recommended.

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