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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
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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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Good view of life in 1776 Boston

The historical actors/tour guides were fun and knowledgeable. You start with a reenactment of the planning session in which the tourists are given identities from the tea party... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The historical actors/tour guides were fun and knowledgeable. You start with a reenactment of the planning session in which the tourists are given identities from the tea party. You then tour a replica of one of the ships. The tour then goes through several multi-media presentations. It exceeded our expectations, we left with a good knowelege of the events leading... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to get a taste of American history. This is an interactive tour that engages most people, especially those interested in history.

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Lambertville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tour guides were very entertaining . We had a great time walking through history. Make sure to stop in the bakery on your way out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This tour is fun, the guides are dressed in period outfits and enact a tail of wonder about the great Boston Tea Party. Where the people of Boston revolted against the British Tea Tax and threw huge amounts of tea into the harbour in protest. Would highly recommend this to families with young children and anyone that wants to learn... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes, it is a tourist attraction but if you only plan to visit Boston once, you must visit. The tour was top-notch from start to finish. And, the information - wow!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a local who has been dying to see this attraction since it opened a few years back. Finally I made the time. This experience is outstanding: you're really an active part of the whole Tea Party protest and dumping of the tea. It's a lot of fun- and you learn how it all transpired. Use of holograms is cool,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recommend to see to get a snapshot of history and events of the tea party. Cast were great in depicting the events and key players. Ticket is included if you buy the Trolley hop on and off all day pass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Entry to the interactive ship experience is free with a historic trolley ticket. You get to board the ship and actually throw tea into the Boston Harbor. The guides are dressed in old-school revolutionary military uniforms! The museum gift shop is truly spectacular with a wide variety of teas, historic memorabilia, clothing, and kids fun stuff.

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Beacon, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the tour was very well done, and hands on! The actors weren't too corny, and we learned a lot! Our party included two children, ages 8 and 11, and three adults, 25, 42, and 45 and fun was had by all. My only note was that it felt we were rushed off the ship pretty quickly and there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating to learn the history of Boston. Well worth visiting the Boston Tea Party. We got free entrance as part of the Boston Trolley Tour.

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