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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Harbor Cruise
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Boston Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Optional Harbor Cruise
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 3, 2013

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is a hoot. Expensive at $22 for students and senior, but so well done. Tourists are swept back to the 1770s by actors in waistcoats and try-corner hats who play patriots (and Redcoats) and goad them into Revolutionary era zeal. Start out feeling silly and you'll still likely find yourself tucking a feather into your hair to disguise yourself as an Indian and yelling "Huzza" when a faux Sam Adams calls on you to commit treason. LIttle kids hoisting "360-pound" crates of tea (actually styrofoam) over the edge of one of the ships just makes you smile. The museum is well done, especially the holographic dialogues and scenes -- for example, a "dialogue" between Adams and King George taken from letters and diaries. We also enjoyed seeing one of the actual (wooden not styrofoam) crates thrown into the Boston Harbor during the tax revolt, found and preserved for centuries by the Robinson Family. At one point a child in the family kept her dolls in the chest not encased in glass as a historic relic.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

My family and I visited in late December and thoroughly enjoyed the Boston tea party tour. The team were very well informed and presented a brilliant history of the tea party. Learned a lot from this. Our ticket for the trolley tour included the entrance fee but I would have been happy to have paid for entry.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Go and enjoy this tour

So many tours are a bit tiresome, and can be a pure rip off - this is just the opposite

It is not cheap ($66 for three of us), but I really felt like they put a lot into the tour. We started with a recreation of the debate leading up to the revolt, and then went on the boat to experience the tea "party" and throw some tea overboard.

Next was a discussion of what happened afterwards and a review of some historical artifacts - then we wrapped up with the obligatory visit to the gift shop and some free tea!

This is probably as authentic as it comes and if you are a fan of history, definitely a must visit

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

My sister and I recently visited the Boston Tea Party and Museum. It was EXCELLENT!!! We enjoyed the interactive presentations, holograms and talking frames. It was very well done and well worth the admission price.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

I visited The Tea Party museum with my 17 month old son. The ticket was included with our Old Town Trolley tour ticket so I went along not really knowing what to expect. Being a Wednesday in Winter there was only four of us in the group and it didnt change the dynamic at all. The actors were excellent, the interactive nature of the tour was really fun. My little boy hit his head at the start of the tour and the staff bent over backwards to make sure he was okay, even getting ice for his head which was also super lovely. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to others.

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