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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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+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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A must do when traveling to Boston

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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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 3 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was such a fun museum experience. It's affordable and occurs often and they offer a student discount. The actors were great and I really learned a lot by being a part of the interactive recap they take you through, starting the night before the Boston tea party and culminating 16-18 months later with the start of the American Revolutionary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you enjoy learning about the history of the United States or if you enjoy a good show with group participation. Went to Boston in December and stopped off for the Boston Tea party reenactment. This was a great production where the crew(cast) were true to they characters. They engaged the audience and had all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was geared toward all ages, and the interaction and acting was fun, and broke the history down into good pieces. Everyone got involved. I wish my kids had gone with us on our trip to Boston, they would have enjoyed it. It was long enough to be worth the money and time, and was well done, but also short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very good museum to visit and get all the info you need to find out the facts about the Boston Tea Party.

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