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“Boston Tea Party/Museum great eduactional experience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Congress Street Bridge, Boston, MA 02210
617-338-1773
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Ranked #9 of 420 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Arts and crafts, Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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“Boston Tea Party/Museum great eduactional experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

William the actor and all the supporting actors and people working at the museum were great. A Disneyish skit that would be great for all kids 6-16. The store is loaded with many gifts that are reminders of our countries past. If you like history of America, the Tea party skit is a must to see. mlc

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“Hard working staff make it fun.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a fairly new concept museum I think which possibly explains why the gift shop had no information or postcards to take away on the reproduction ships or the amazing original tea chest with the top hacked open. But you would have thought those things ought to be first in the shop. That said, it was fun, with hard working staff acting parts and taking you through the story. Lots of information nicely packaged for children and adults alike. A bit on the expensive side though.

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“Gimmicky”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Souvenirs at high prices and costly tea bags. Is it a cute place to stop at?yes. Should you? Yes. Just bring $$$ park and walk into downtown Boston to the Quincy market area to make it worth it.

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CEOHistoricTours, Owner at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Dear Gabriel G:

First of all, thank you for posting your comments on Trip Advisor. While I was disappointed you felt our attraction was “gimmicky”, it is still important that we hear back from our guests in order to improve.

What you described as gimmicky was a very expensive and thoroughly researched way to convey the message of the Boston Tea Party event of December 16, 1773 which arguably was “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution”. We feel that museums must move forward with the times. Many museums today are languishing because their important messages are lost in the swirl of new technology. What we have tried to do is make sure the message, sacrifice and iconic importance of the Boston Tea Party is told in a compelling, memorable and factual way so our guests leave completely understanding what it was all about. I think from the majority of the Trip Advisor reviews, we have achieved our mission.

I would also tell you that if you were dissatisfied with the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, we offer a 100% money back guarantee and I would be happy to return your admission if you will kindly send me your name, address and proof of purchase.

Sincerely,

Chris Belland
Chief Executive Officer
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“New twist on an old story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Boston Tea Party Ships. The actors were great and made history come alive! The highlight for the kids was throwing the "tea chests" into the harbor. The tour of the replica ship "Eleanor" gave a new perspective on what it might have been like to be part of the Boston Tea Party. Seeing one of the original tea party half-chests was fascinating. The one hour tour was of an appropriate length for the younger children on the tour. Our admission to this attraction was part of a combination ticket from Old Town Trolley tours.

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“Excellent Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

When in Boston please go to this attraction. The actors really get into the part and managed to get all the audience involved as well. Very well managed and as well as giving a very valuable history lesson they do it in a fun and interactive way. After being able to throw the tea into the Sea you then go into the museum and learn that the actions of that night led to a great change in American history. Very enjoyable and would recommend anyone with children to go along.

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