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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
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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An interactive tour, we really enjoyed it. Kids would love the experience. Informative as well so anyone will find it great

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An interactive tour, we really enjoyed it. Kids would love the experience. Informative as well so anyone will find it great

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

great actors/guides, one-of-a-kind props, engaging activities, true American history presented in fun and unique environment. I nearly went there 2nd time next day ;)

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome exhibit that "re-enacts" the Tea Party. Cast members in period dress involve guests by giving them cards of people from the Tea Party that they assume and speak as. It's a little touristy but a lot of fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was fun and educational at the same time!! The actors do a great job getting everyone involved, while telling the story of the Tea Party. The ship and museum are very cool, and you get a good feel for what it must have been like for those involved. It was the event that sparked the American Revolution and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The whole experience lasts around 90 minutes, and the whole story is told very well, with lots of history references, but also quite lighthearted. The narrators and guides are very knowledgeable, and actively encourage interaction and questions. Really enjoyable!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As Brits we didn't know a great deal about the whole 'tea party' thing. however after a couple of hours on this tour I could probably write a thesis! The staff are all very enthusiastic & really get into character! You even get to go on the actual boat where it all happened. Tip: if you have a hop on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't expect much from this venue, but my boyfriend wanted to see it, and I am s glad we went. I had so much fun! From the people in period costume and playing roles to touring replica ships and seeing an old tea crate (one of 2 in the world!) to the teashop at the end where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to learn and experience American history in a fun and interactive way. Highly recommended for children and teens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was very interesting indeed. I learned rather a lot about the British and whole tea party. You can even throw boxes of tea into Boston harbour. Now, we stayed at Marriott .. We bought tickets for he trolley tour. Which cost us $39 each. But with that we got free entrance into the Boston tea party museum and a... More 

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Katonah, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this museum. It was fun from the minute we got to the door and were handed a feather to the moment we left. No single section took too long, and everything was completely engaging -- with terrific use of people, props, and technology. The visit below decks of the ship was fascinating. And we learned a lot about... More 

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