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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 was the best museum experience I've had. All hands on learning and entertainment. My kids 15, 12, 8 were enthralled and participated throughout. We were going to skip this... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the best museum experience I've had. All hands on learning and entertainment. My kids 15, 12, 8 were enthralled and participated throughout. We were going to skip this even though we had a ticket but my 15 year old insisted we go....I'm Sooo glad she did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was quite a hot day when we visited but the staff didn't miss a beat even though they must have been feeling it dressed in full costume. It was very informative and interactive, the group was encouraged to respond and react to the speeches throughout the tour in historic fashion (which they teach you in the first part of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Again, glad we stopped by and did not pay the $26 admission. You can see the old ships from the bridge or either side of the water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here because it was recommended to us. However, there was no admittance unless you paid for the tour. The characters were good and they were good at telling the Tea Party Story. The ship was interesting and it is amazing how small those seafaring ships were back then. The tea toss was kind of hokey (even my kid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff/actors were professional, informative, and seemed to really like what they were doing. They were enthusiastic and friendly too. My son is really interested in this time period and he enjoyed the movie at the end and the ship tour. I also enjoyed the tour and loved trying all the different teas in the tea room at the end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This tour gave us a great understanding about the events that lead up to the Boston Tea Party and the War of Independence. Younger children were a little bored, as there is a fair amount of standing and listening, but the cast make it interesting and certainly get into their roles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A modern museum where you can "interact" with the collection and staff. Nothing too fancy, like throwing a bag of tea into sea, but it is a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an interesting museum. I was impressed by the idea of re-enacting the event. The actors seemed enthusiastic and it was good to go on board the ship. Altogether a good visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a ball as usual! The BTP ship and museum is farther south than everything else around the wharf area and so we've never made it that far south. Simply because there's just so much to do in Boston. And I con't love city driving. We were almost not going to go, as my youngest is now 8, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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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