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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Phone Number: +1 617-338-1773
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Good for a quick history lesson

I can tell that whoever built this place put a lot of thought and time into the entire concept. The tour is guided by actors who do a great job of conveying the story behind the... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I can tell that whoever built this place put a lot of thought and time into the entire concept. The tour is guided by actors who do a great job of conveying the story behind the Boston tea party. This is probably best for families and children, and anyone who loves a little history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this with our 7 and 5 year old grandsons. It was their second time and they loved it. We thought it was very well presented and we learnt so much about the Boston Yea Party and had a lot of fun. One of the best museums we have been to. Recommend it for all ages. A must for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Audience participation is part of the show so expect to get involved from the start. It is a great tour with really enthusiastic staff, who really know their history. At the end of the tour you go to the tea room and the staff are happy to answer any questions you may have. Definitely one for the kids.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This exhibit is great! The actor's and actresses are very enthusiastic. You really feel that they truely enjoy being there, and enjoy their job. They make it fun to join in and participate. It's great for people of all ages. They make learning history fun!

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Michigan City, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fun family adventure that includes history and Old Ironsides, the old American tall sailing warship.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My dad and I knew this should be one of our stops for our first trip to Boston. We loved it! The actors/staff are very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. Getting to see the ship Eleanor was very interesting. Our only complaint was we didn't feel there was much time for photo opportunities, but then again, it is a tour. Definitely... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is not your regular museum. It has a lot of interactions, show-like atmosphere. Very much fun! Very well worth your time and money! The only complaint would be parking situation. On street parking is almost non-existent and the garages are pricey to say the least. But to be fair that applies to the entire city and suburbs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was different to what you would expect but the guides who told the story of the Boston Tea Party were dressed in costume and made it very very interesting. well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

この博物館の中のカフェは、心地よく休憩とトイレに丁度いいです。冬は、あったかいアップルサイダーがアメリカらしいです。 スコーンやアップルパイもあって、セルフサービスで落ち着けました。 ツアーガイドがあるので、事前に時間を調べることをお勧めします。I loved Abigails tea room in this museum. Tea is not very expensive and I enjoy hot apple cider during winter. A lot of tea is found in a souvenir shop although it's hard to find fine loose tea in the usa the museum tour is performed several times a day so I recommend you check the time... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well re-enacted with stirring speeches capturing the feeling of a minority at that time, the Sons of Liberty, a resistance movement who rebelled against taxation without representation. A pivotal point in American history that led to the American revolution. After the tour take a refreshing cup of tea in their delightful tea shop and gift store.

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