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“A must if you are here to see Historic Boston”

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Ranked #8 of 382 things to do in Boston
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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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“A must if you are here to see Historic Boston”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Yes, it's a museum, but not a walk-around-reading-plaques-in- front-of -artifacts kind of museum. Instead, you are placed INSIDE of history. Knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides take you through this event in history, helping you envision exactly what happened and what it was like. It's not cheap, but your ticket is free if you are using the Town Trolley.
Service in the Tea Room was poor, but that may not be the typical experience.

Visited August 2013
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“Surprisingly fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

I'm not a big history buff, but this fun play on it was really enjoyable. They call it a Museum, but definitely not in the traditional sense. The price is a bit steep at $25/person and maybe a bit much for a family, but it was a lot of fun for my wife and I.

Visited August 2013
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“A good way to spend just over an hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We liked the who experience and learned a good deal of what the Boston Tea party was all about. It made sense after the tour and we felt that we had enjoyed it and had value for money.

Visited August 2013
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“Lived up to its cost”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

This new museum is not cheap, but i must say was worth the money. The in-costume staff put tremendous effort into helping you feel in the midst of the tea party experience and what was happening in these times of 1775. After the kids had a chance to throw the tea crates into the harbor, we went into the museum to see a holographic display which was very interesting, and capped off with a mini-movie on paul revere's role in the beginning of the revolution.

All in all, both truly educational and done with modern technology and experiential opportunity for kids that they will surely remember. Worth the money.

Enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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“Expensive but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The price may be $25 an adult but so worth it. A great picture of a pivotal moment in American history. Staff were stellar and it must be added that the gift shop was full of gems and the tea rooms afterwards feel magical

Visited August 2013
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