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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
Phone Number: +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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I'm from the UK and had a vague idea what the Boston tea party was all about. My son and I both learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. The team do an awesome job of relating the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm from the UK and had a vague idea what the Boston tea party was all about. My son and I both learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. The team do an awesome job of relating the tale. Great theatrics and suitable for all ages.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is said to be one of the best museums in the country. I have definitely been to museums that I found more interesting, but it was a cool experience nonetheless. I loved how in character the guides were.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a great time visiting this museum. It is a good experience for all ages. The staff are excellent at their job. All in costume from ticket sellers to the tea room staff. All are very good. When you enter you are all given a card with details of a person who was part of the tea party. It... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were told this was the one thing you had to do. It was ok, nothing special. $26 each, unless you buy online which is $2.50 off. They'll try hard to get you to buy in their gift shops too. But overall it was good

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its a major part of the nations history and you can always learn details that you may not have known before by visiting places like this. The ship and museum offer knowledge about what transpired in this harbor in and around 1773. The reenactors are well versed in the period and will also answer questions you may have. Very worthwhile... More 

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Oakville ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely well presented by actors. Participation in history telling made the tour very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This re-enactment was not only educational, but fun as well. The actors did a great job and brought the history to life. The film and multimedia presentations were excellent. Overall, it was a good reminder about the founding of our country and what America is all about. Lastly, the tea shop was a nice way to take a quick break... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was really interesting to learn the history of our country. After it was done, we got a cookie and some tea then played a game of checkers. It was a good time. 👍

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a Rev War history buff, this was a must see for me. Still, I read the reviews here on TA before I went. I thought the museum was wonderful. The busy young men in the booth, were selling tickets, answering questions, and helping lost tourists (me) in a friendly and efficient manner. Our host to the tea party, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you know nothing of the history this will be an informative tour. If you know anything of the background it will be a couple of hours of cheesy torture! The guides in period costume positively demand audience participation and if you get a responsive group (not too many of us reserved Brits!!!) like we did then its fun for... More 

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