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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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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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This place is great fun, they get you to interact in the story at the beginning, lots of fun. I highly recommend going as was very interesting as well.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

intended to visit the museum but a lot of school trips so just went to the gift shop and tea shop. Would definitely recommend a visit to the tea shop.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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This place is great fun, they get you to interact in the story at the beginning, lots of fun. I highly recommend going as was very interesting as well.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for all ages. Right downtown and right in front of you,history. Takes you back to the way things "really" happened.Tours are good and the views are good. Close to everything. Give yourself about an hour.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did the full tour, well worth it for getting to know and understanding what it was all about. We didn't have clue. The staff do a wonderful job recreating events from the time. Then you can visit the gift shop or tea rooms.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited today for the interactive show and at $28 each it was fully priced but still was worth it. The show was very good and informative.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I quite enjoyed my trip here but was a bit surprised there wasn't more to it. I arrived shortly before there was a 'tour', so I didn't have long to wait which is just as well as there isn't anything to do while you wait! The 'tour' was fun - characters in costume who do a very good job, and... More 

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Was surprised by how well the staff recreated and told the events of the causes of the revolution. The boat tour really showed how difficult it was to even get the tea out and the museum tour was great.

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This is a great interactive place to visit. My Daughter and I arrived just in time for the show. The characters were in costume and very enthusiastic and passionate about the parts they played. It's a great way to get an insight as to how it was to be part of the uprising. The stories were told and acted out... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When planning my trip to Boston, I could not quite understand what comprised the Tea Party Ships and “Museum.” The venue includes a place to purchase tickets, a gift shop, Abigail’s Tea Room, and the “museum,” which is not a space that you passively walk through and look at and read about artifacts. It’s far better than that! You purchase... More 

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Honestly, I was expecting this to be one of those tourist traps. "Characters, ship and tea? Come on..." But it turned out to be the best museum in Boston! The actors are great, they guide you into the story (literally, since you get to be one of the Patriots as well). Then there's the visit to the Dartmouth replica and... More 

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