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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
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+1 617-338-1773
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Well worth it - very well done

Went to this museum with the family (kids 10 & 7) not having researched it all but clearly something we should do. Turned out to be a really great museum. The staff are in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went to this museum with the family (kids 10 & 7) not having researched it all but clearly something we should do. Turned out to be a really great museum. The staff are in period dress and 'walk you through' the events of the Boston Tea Party night in character. It turned out to be very informative in a fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I must say that I did not expect the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to be such a great destination for my family. We all went there today expecting to just experience the Tea Party reinactment on the ships at dock and that was it. But what we ended up seeing and experiencing was a whole other deal! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had an unforgettable tea-time at Boston Tea Party Museum. Lovely, the best Bostone Scones of ever!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I visited the Boston Tea Party Museum and enjoyed the experience. It was a lot of fun - from the "town hall" meeting, to being given an alias from that era, to throwing of the tea into the water and finally seeing an original tea crate.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I could a gave this a miss but my 10-year-old son really wanted to see it. We made time in the morning before heading to the airport and got there just in time for the 10 AM tour. What a pleasant surprise. The ships were very accurately dressed. The tour guides were all in character and very passionate. Audience participation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a character type museum with lots of information about what citizens were doing and thinking leading up to the American Revolution. There is a sense of rebellious Americanism throughout the tour - that's how we are...and the characters are adorable. A family can get a snack afterwards or a cup of tea - the tea samples bring home... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked down to museum after visiting the Aquarium. The tour itself is super interactive and very cheesy - you can't help but admire how the guides/actors maintain their enthusiasm and energy throughout. Educational as well and couldn't have come to Boston without throwing make believe tea off a ship!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thought this was a brilliant attraction. When in Boston you just have to learn about the city's significance to the history of independence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed seeing the ship. It was definitely MUCH smaller than I had imagined. But the pictures I took were awesome and information was great for inquisitive people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Boston Tea Party Museum was fun from the second you paid your money to climbing off board! The crew, who stayed in character throughout, were just great. A wonderful way to learn a story of courage & determination to fight, at any cost, against oppression. Huzzah!! (& we're Brits too). Great for kids & good whatever the weather. Well... More 

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