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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
617-338-1773
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Ranked #13 of 211 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

our guide was very enchanting and followed the script of not getting off the path of the Boston Tea Party. it was a interesting place to visit and worth while, Learned so much of what happen all these years ago, with taxes enforced by the British and how the crew stood up to Bullies.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

2 fairly accurate boats, moored on either side of a really pretty gift shop and cafe were the scenes of a little dramatic reenactment, where children throw the " tea " Into the water! Several staff dressed in historical costume greeted the guests and told the story of the Boston Tea Party. Each guest had a character card, which helped... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You must visit this museum if you're in Boston. I felt a bit museum-ed out after trips to Philadelphia and New Haven, but this experience was brilliant. A really interactive tour of the ship and museum, perfect for all ages, a great way to spend a couple of hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Price seems steep but trip is good. You start with a acted meeting of Bostonians agreeing to uprise against the East India trading co, against British taxes imposed on tea and other imports. You then chuck floats off the side of boats (the tea) in protest of taxes, followed by talks and a small video which magically comes alive from... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went here with our five year old and I was worried that it would be boring. Boy was I wrong. It was quite the production. I was very impressed and our daughter really enjoyed it. It was a nice way to introduce some history to her. We also really enjoyed the tea room and found the prices quite reasonable... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went here as it was free with the hop on hop off bus tour. We learned a lot and went on a replica ship and the kids threw "barrels" of tea overboard. Lots of history and engaging for all ages.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Loved the Boston Tea Party Ships. What a great experience from arrival to finish. The costumed interpreters really created a unique atmosphere. It was worth the price.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Brings to life the circumstances and politics behind the event. Works for kids too, but I learnt a lot. I loved the original tea chest which has survived to this day.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The interactive nature of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum kept everyone in the group interested. The younger and even some of the older members of the group had a blast throwing boxes of tea overboard.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Started out a bit 'cheesey', but ended very well. Lots of history and delivered in a great way..Wonderful, guide ..I think Hannah Pitts was her name... Free with coupon Old Town a Trolley. ..well worth the time.. Good for all ages.

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