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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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Well worth a visit - quick, easy and entertaining...

Visited here with a colleague as part of a whistle stop 1 day tour of Boston and was really impressed. Have to say they make a lot of a sum total of approximately 2 historical... read more

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Holmfirth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited here with a colleague as part of a whistle stop 1 day tour of Boston and was really impressed. Have to say they make a lot of a sum total of approximately 2 historical artefacts, but this is an entertaining and informative précis of the Tea Party story that will appeal to all ages. We got a deal for... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was initially dubious about this and thought it might be an expensive Disney type event. I was pleasantly surprised. The actors made the history come alive ( we were all given characters to play too) and the overall presentation was excellent

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Crewe, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Historically very interesting with lots to do. Take a light hearted look at the events surrounding the revolution and chuck some tea overboard. All with Alex Harvey singing in my ear.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm from the UK and had a vague idea what the Boston tea party was all about. My son and I both learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed it. The team do an awesome job of relating the tale. Great theatrics and suitable for all ages.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is said to be one of the best museums in the country. I have definitely been to museums that I found more interesting, but it was a cool experience nonetheless. I loved how in character the guides were.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great time visiting this museum. It is a good experience for all ages. The staff are excellent at their job. All in costume from ticket sellers to the tea room staff. All are very good. When you enter you are all given a card with details of a person who was part of the tea party. It... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we were told this was the one thing you had to do. It was ok, nothing special. $26 each, unless you buy online which is $2.50 off. They'll try hard to get you to buy in their gift shops too. But overall it was good

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its a major part of the nations history and you can always learn details that you may not have known before by visiting places like this. The ship and museum offer knowledge about what transpired in this harbor in and around 1773. The reenactors are well versed in the period and will also answer questions you may have. Very worthwhile... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Extremely well presented by actors. Participation in history telling made the tour very interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This re-enactment was not only educational, but fun as well. The actors did a great job and brought the history to life. The film and multimedia presentations were excellent. Overall, it was a good reminder about the founding of our country and what America is all about. Lastly, the tea shop was a nice way to take a quick break... More 

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