Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
4.5
Ships • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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jane
New York152 contributions
Sep 2021
Very enjoyable experience. You start out taking part in a reenactment of a town meeting, then head out to the ship for a quick tour, some more historical reenactment, and a photo op of you and your companions committing treason throwing tea into the harbor. Presentation continues in a small museum with some artifacts and a short film. You can continue to Abigail's Tea Room and sample several teas for a nominal surcharge. Also, excellent gift shop for lots of Boston, historical, and of course, tea!
Written September 28, 2021
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Kathy K
Bridgeville, DE14 contributions
Oct 2021
My husband and I recently participated in this tour. I would recommend purchasing tickets online and showing up early in the day for best tour times. Cast members were educational and humorous. We would highly recommend this for children as well as adults.
Written November 4, 2021
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gablenlombard
Appleton, WI149 contributions
Jul 2021
I cannot say enough good things about this museum. They know how to get you pumped up and excited about the Revolution! It starts with a town hall meeting to air grievances about the taxes, then to the ship, where you first tour it and then toss tea in the harbor! Then you see a short live action presentation that explains the consequences of the Tea Party.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!!!
Written August 4, 2021
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Jimwillett
Plainfield, IL84 contributions
Jul 2021
This was an informative tour. I would say that it was a little pricey and they put a lot of people into each group that goes through. They let you recreate throwing tea into the harbor but with large groups you are lucky to have enough time to do it and get a picture. Also, they let you tour the ship that it occurred on but even that seemed rushed. The tour is not cheap and it would have been nice to spend a little more time being able to look and explore more
Written July 25, 2021
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Mobile161959
4 contributions
Jul 2021
You become one of the Sons of LIberty in this immersive reenactment. You listen to Samuel Adams fire up the crowd and then you are off the storm to the boat and dispose of the tea. You then walk through a small museum and watch a short film about the start of the revolution. Perhaps the neatest thing is that they have a surviving tea chest that was passed among generations each adding their own decor to the chest. So much fun and we learned so much.
Written August 8, 2021
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chrish574
Burbank, CA163 contributions
Jun 2021
Oh my goodness! Loved this place! The costumed interpreters make this such a FUN place to visit. They really made the history come alive for us. The kids and teens thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We loved Abigail's tea house too! We really enjoyed tasting all the (now rare) teas that were thrown into the Boston Harbor in the 1770s. We bought a few to enjoy at home. SO glad we visited this excellent museum. I really appreciate all the costumed interpreters for putting in all the time and effort to make it a really special and memorable experience for the guests.
Written June 25, 2021
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM591 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
We spent about 90 minutes here. The actors were appropriately loud so we could hear and fun and some cool facts as they told the story. Two eleven year old boys were kept engaged (that tells you something), we kept moving. I highly suggest the am before too hot. Some great artifacts on display. My children now have perspective of this pivotal point in history. They understand details and had fun learning. Life long learning took place. And yes, throwing replica cases of tea overboard was thoroughly enjoyed by the boys.
Written June 7, 2021
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear the whole family had a fun time at our experience.
Written June 10, 2021
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Brandon B
Baton Rouge, LA37 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We pre-purchased tickets in a package in the morning and arrived around 2pm to be told that they weren't selling any more tickets for the day and we wouldn't be able to enter even though we had already paid for our tickets. There were several other families there at the same time having the same problem. The company we bought the tickets through is supposed to issue a refund but that doesn't help the fact that we wasted over an hour dealing with this on our one day in Boston when we could have spent the time elsewhere. In my opinion you shouldn't sell tickets through 3rd parties if you aren't able to manage the number of tickets sold and turn people away who have spent time and money to see the museum. Very disappointed in how this was handled.
Written October 11, 2020
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We are sorry the tour was sold out when you arrived. We have a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written October 13, 2020
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TVDad
Tampa, FL1,429 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
I thought this would be a typical overhyped cheesy tourist trap museum that would not be worth the $30 admission (look for coupons. I’m sure they’re out there).

But this museum is awesome! It combines high tech animation, multi media and live actors in an awesome, hour long journey through the beginning of the American Revolution.

You will take part, as an honorary member of the Sons of Liberty, in a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party. You will see the only remaining tea chest and jar of tea not destroyed in the 1773 raid. You will learn a lot and have fun doing it. The hour sped by. It truly is fun.

You must be able to walk around and climb narrow steps. This is not wheelchair friendly. But it is an amazing trip through history. I highly recommend it.

Bonus: if you’re coming with kids, the children’s museum is only 50 yards away, so you can cover both attractions at once.
Written July 9, 2021
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SML-Travels
Perry Hall, MD72 contributions
Jun 2021
I've visited the Tea Party ship several times over the last 35 years. They've added on a building and have historically-costumed docents explain various aspects about that fateful day and what it meant to our history. Between the written exhibits and the docents, I learned much more during this trip than I did in the past. There are now two Tea Party ships afloat and they're hoping to add a replica of the third one in the near future. The only change they've made that I didn't like is that, in the past, everyone who came on board the ship could throw a bale of tea overboard. Now, it's only 2-3 people per group of 20 or so.
Written August 4, 2021
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is open:
  • Thu - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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