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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
Ranked #8 of 383 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.
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good fun even though I'm English!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Well acted event giving details of the tea party. They were nice to me even though I was the old enemy!

Visited June 2014
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Whitsett NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Must see in Boston”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

This attraction was one of the best historical attractions we have ever visited. Our grandson absolutely loved it. The staff plays different characters from the actual Boston Tea Party and you feel as if you are participating in the actual event. The guides are very knowledgeable about the event. The museum is excellent as well. The gift store has lots of items available at reasonable prices.

Visited June 2014
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

I was in Boston for a conference and went to the museum our last day there. I am glad we did! The actors were convincing and made the whole experience so fun! We got to be children again for a while and I learned a lot about the Tea Party as well as the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The effects are state of the art, and who doesn't like tossing boxes of tea into the sea! A definite must do!

Visited May 2014
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St Paul, MN
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“Engaged actors kept kids happy; interesting history for adults”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with my 10 and 16 year olds. We all really enjoyed it. I though it was a little pricey and we probably wouldn't have done it if it wasn't a "free" choice with our Old Town Trolley. Afterward, we all agreed we were very happy we did. The actors were great, they kept everyone engaged. Fun little unexpected things kept it interesting for all ages. The history was fascinating and well-presented. We all learned things we didn't know. (One caveat, if you have a more cynical type in the group, they may not like the acting part. Although, my 16 year old, who definitely has his moments, was good throughout and enjoyed)

Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“More interaction than we'd have liked; no exhibits, mainly stories and videos”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Perhaps this review is tainted by the high price of admission we paid, but this was not a highlight of our trip to Boston. While the staff were fairly friendly, we were not aware that each tour guest had to receive an "identity" and play it when asked. This may have been fun for kids and extroverts, but for serious history-hunters it seemed a little trivial and unnecessary. There was only one real exhibit - the half-tea crate remaining from the Tea Party night - and the ships were replicas, from which we were encouraged to throw over fake tea chests. However, the content in the videos and stories was interesting and kept us engaged, and the 3D/hologram and paintings-coming-to-life areas were interesting. Might be a nice thing to do on a rainy day.

Visited June 2014
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