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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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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.
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“Kids had fun”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The kids loved being in character at the beginning of the tour and throwing tea overboard during the tour! The movies were interesting, but a little long for the younger crowd.

Visited November 2012
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“worth it”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

me and my dad went to the tea party museum. we were the only ones there during the tour (it was a cold day) but it was awesome! the actors were phenomenal and since we were the only ones there, i liked that we got to participate with them and ask questions freely. im a big time history buff so seeing one of two remaining tea party boxes was awesome. you get to taste tea at the end too. i would say its best for history buffs and children/teens and families alike, not so much for couples. The only thing i did not like was the price, a little bit too expensive but we enjoyed ourselves!

Visited January 2013
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“Pricey but a must for history lovers!”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is an expensive museum - $25 per person. However, be on the lookout on groupon for discounts. Also, discounts are available for those who live in Massachusetts.

You will get a timed ticket for an interactive adventure. It is set up very well - the action keeps moving. Be sure to take your hand at throwing the tea into the harbor! The highlight for me was the original tea party container they have. The movie at the end is also well done. My husband and I are history buffs and loved this museum. The gift shop is very nice too - lots of items for kids but also a variety of original art works as well.

There are quite a few nice places for lunch nearby to enjoy when you are finished!

Visited October 2012
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“A history lesson in American Freedom movement”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

A short visit to the Boston Tea Party Museum, near the waterfront of Boston, would teach you essentials of American Freedom movement.

A wonderful holographic drama is included in the one hour package. A bit highly priced.

Visited February 2013
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“Can't wait for a grandchild to be born and grow up to take her here”
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.

Visited February 2013
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