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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
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+1 617-338-1773
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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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A beautiful peek into the historic Tea Party event, the Museum (with its show, shop and surroundings) takes you back in time!

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful peek into the historic Tea Party event, the Museum (with its show, shop and surroundings) takes you back in time!

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Greystones, Ireland
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The tour is very authentic and worth the money. You really get to feel the history. The staff/actors are very good at telling the history in a way of making it come to life. The costumes are great. Good tea room and gift shop.

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Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time on this ship and museum tour! The tour and exhibits were some of the most well-done I have seen in awhile. My kids loved throwing the tea in the harbor and the actor/guides made the tour fun and educational for the kids and adults alike. Very high quality with a great blend of 18th Century... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour is very interactive, more like a show. We learned some pretty interesting facts and important history in a fun interactive way, which appealed to our 6 year old son as well.

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Casco, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This experience was SO worth the time and money. This was one of the best attractions we had went to on our stay in Boston (except watching our daughter run the Boston Marathon) Our lead guide lady was Ruth and she did her job so well as did all the others. Educational and fun too. Reasonable souvenir prices in gift... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is a charming museum attraction in Boston and quite relevant not only to U.S. history but present day politics. From the meetinghouse recreations with guest participation, to the video reenactments, portraits with voice over, actual tea crate from the Tea Party, tour of a remarkably small replica of an ocean-going tea transport vessel,... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

More of a one hour historical play (on stage) than anything else. I was excited to see the tea party ship, but was told this ship had just been built to the same scale. We did get to tour the ship after their little show. The tour guides are dressed up and speak (and pretend) like they are from the... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was very impressed by the multi sensory, interactive historical presentation on not just the Tea Party, but events surrounding it.

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Fun and interactive way of finding out about the Boston tea party. Tour includes going on a replica ship and museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great background information prior to visiting the ship, to 'set the scene'. Actors did a great job and encouraged audienc participation.

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