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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
+1 617-338-1773
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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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306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
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Reviewed today via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the tea party museum. The cost was around $30 with a 10% discount for students, teachers and senior citizens. It lasted around 90 minutes. This is a fun interactive experience. You star the tour by getting a persona, then you go...More

Thank Christopher D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

75 minutes long. An interactive museum with actors to tell you the background and history plus some information panels that add more details to the story that started the road to American Independence. You begin in a 'church' among 5000 members of a mob ready...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Obviously knew the history of the Boston Tea Party, but learned even more by visiting this and enjoyed the period costumes and hearing the story from the point of view of our ancestors and much more detailed facts. Highly recommend taking the tour if you...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’re the grandparents....went with son and family...two boys ages 7 & 4. Held everyone’s attention. From the in character guides, the holograms, the history. oh and make sure you throw the tea off the boat. Great photo opps everywhere. We opted for the hop on...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour was done really well! The guides are great and full of information. From the beginning at the town meeting that you participate in to visiting the boat. They are in role the entire time. Tossing tea crates in the harbor touring the museum....More

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Tea Party history is presented by costumed actors, who are engaging and interesting. you go thru in a group, and everyone in my group - young to not-so-young, enjoyed the presentation. They do a great job making history fun. Highly recommend. Not cheap, but...More

Thank Kelli C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While I found it to be a bit pricey (about $30/ person), I think it was worth it as it brought history alive with the story of the Boston Tea Party. Children particularly will enjoy.

Thank Mark42139
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though the kids are older, 21 and 18, they enjoyed 'throwing' the tea overboard. The people in character dress are very well informed. This was fun.

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The experience lasts well over an hour and is a lot of fun for all taking part and very interesting. The guides are in period dress and very interactive with everyone taking part. They take you through what happened at the tea party. Plus, you...More

Thank pecanpie2205
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable place to visit. Refreshed me of history learned when young of our nations history and significance of Boston Tea party. Replica of one of boats involved in tea party onsite. Tour guides and actors very knowledgeable. Highly recommend

Thank Philip S
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Barbara G
August 16, 2018|
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Response from Barbara H | Reviewed this property |
The Barking Crab is steps away from the Tea Party. We are there twice. It's a well attended restaurant, outdoor seating, can be a bit noisy, but the food was great.
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Marilyn C
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Drozer68 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's feasible to access the boat with a wheelchair or a similar device, but you might not find it easy to manoeuvre on to/on the ship. If should have someone with you who can lift it and move it by hand.
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Barbara G
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Pandapie1220 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I had looked to pre book tickets on Expedia prior to going but I didnt want to restrict myself to a set time. I know you can get discounted rates for pre booking but we just paid on the door. Whichever way you do it I'm... More
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