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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
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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This museum may seem more kid friendly at first, but it is a fun experience for everyone involved. It's more of a tour that recreates the events of the Boston Tea Party, but you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum may seem more kid friendly at first, but it is a fun experience for everyone involved. It's more of a tour that recreates the events of the Boston Tea Party, but you learn a lot both on the boat, and once inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My young adult sons appreciated the history, and the engaging way it was given. Liked touring the boat, and the area around it kind of neat, too, with some shops and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very picturesque area. We did not join the large number of visitors that went on board to throw retrievable containers of tea overboard, but did watch them from the tearooms. It was a very hot day and decided that a cuppa was in order. The tea rooms have a really nice area to participate in the drinking of tea, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sadly we do not remember why this happened and we let history repeat itself. All Boston trips are fun

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This attraction is acted/narrated as you go through the exhibit. At first it is a bit uncomfortable but as you move through it you get a lot of good information about the Boston tea party. I found it informative and enjoyable, if overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't normally like deducting a point for price, but $100 for the 5 of us (2 adults, 3 children) seemed a bit much. Other than that, the hour long tour was fun and informative!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to learn about Boston's pre-revolutionary days and times of 'Taxation without Representation' as you will often hear from your tour guides. There is also one of only 2 remaining tea crates on display and you will board a replica of the Brig Beaver, one of the three infamous British ships involved in the Boston Tea Party. There's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of fun for all ages. Staff and performers were excellent. Interactive experience for the whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The character actors did a great job ! Very much enjoyed this experience. Looking forward to bringing our grandchildren to see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Boston and saw all of the historic sights but this was almost certainly the best. The whole tour is inexpensive and the hosts are excellent. They are so informative and certainly have the group entertained. The holograms and effects are great. Walking distance from South station. Definitely worth a visit.

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