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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