Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is a history lesson you won’t forget. Relive the event that started the American Revolution with historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, and full-scale replicas of 18th-century sailing vessels. Join a town meeting, hang out with talking portraits, and take part in the tradition of tossing tea into the harbor. Then, enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in Abigail’s Tea Room or visit the gift shop for some souvenirs. Entry to the museum is on a first come, first-served basis, so join the line early. – Tripadvisor
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  • South Station • 4 min walk
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  • TravelerNorfolk
    Harpswell, Maine350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun! Even for 3 senior citizens
    This feature is one I’d typically walk past but a younger (40s) had heard it was good, so we went. Great actors in colonial garb. One special surprise - we’re still scratching our heads. How’d they do that?. Good for kids and kids of all ages Recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Jaskel08
    California249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It brought history to life!
    One of my kids’ favorite activities to do in Boston. How can you present a historical event in a fun, exciting way….. especially for kids. Well, present it with actors in period costumes, on board a replica ship to re-enact the event. The mini movie of the battle was another alternative way the of connecting with the audience. As a result, I think my kids, age 13 and 7 understood what happened, the significance of it, and the impact it had leading to the Revolutionary War. There’s a very large souvenir shop with lots of options. The tea room where we can sample some of the tea was a nice touch.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Richard S
    Angmering, United Kingdom510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably one of the best museum experiences in the world
    Wow, what an experience an interactive journey, not only about the Boston Tea Party but the history leading upto the battle of Lexington. The tour guides, in character were amazing, with group participation really made it real, finishing off with Hollywood quality films explaining the march of the British and the minutemen of Lexington. It was emotional, thought provoking and a museum experience like no other. An absolute must for Boston.
    Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
    Written 11 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • taraoneil
    Boise, Idaho91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining History
    It was entertaining history. Kids 11,8,5,3. 3 year old struggled but the rest did well and enjoyed it. There is a lot of standing so be prepared for that. A couple things that could be improved: they started talking before everyone was in the room, it felt a little rushed. Also, you didn’t get to look around very much always being scooted to the next room. I had a seat for the last movie but most of the group didn’t, I was glad I did. It was expensive which is frustrating. We did all love it though and glad we did it.
    Greetings Tara, We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
    Written 20 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 October 2023
  • Mohamed7ElNaggar
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Live the moment of December 1773
    Live the moment of December 1773. An amazing visit with an amazing show the tells the story of the first revolution steps in Boston and the whole USA. Starting from the protest against the tea taxes till Boston massacre. Staff members are very helpful and informativess
    Greetings Mohamed, Wow, we're so glad you had a great time! We hope to see you back.
    Written 25 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, Florida19,602 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Tour!
    We took a group of 135 students and chaperones there today and had a wonderful experience! The staff there is truly dedicated to each and every tour. Our sales manager, Scott Harris, truly went above and beyond to ensure that our group had dedicated tour times and accommodated our large party with great customer service. The place itself is really cool, as it makes you step back in time to Colonial Days. The reenactments are very good, and "throwing" tea in the harbor is a great tradition. The gift shop had many great items, including all sorts of teas. The upstairs restaurant/cafeteria also has a good food option and multiple tea you can sample! Great overall experience, thanks to Scott and his dedicated team!
    Greetings Steve, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Scott Harris and had a great time! We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations. You’ll also find our tours in Savannah, Nashville, Saint Augustine, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
    Written 6 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Anne D
    Sugar Land, Texas31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly Fantastic
    When we approached the venue we were skeptical. However, the tour was one of our top three experiences in Boston. Our tour guide “Peter” was phenomenal. She stayed in character before, during and after the tour. You are made to feel as if you are part of that night by handing out cards with individuals names of participants of the Boston Tea Party. Highly recommended.
    These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations!
    Written 8 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 November 2023
  • LBCdovs
    New Jersey296 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Had a really nice experience. Actors do a phenomenal job and are very humorous. The company in general does an excellent job covering the historical importance of this event and we’re able to squeeze in more than I had expected. Came here with my 6 year old which I had mixed feelings about, but we made it through and he was happy to get on the boat, explore it and throw the bag in. Would definitely recommend this for pretty much anyone.
    Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
    Written 15 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
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John N
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was a great experience! We loved how interactive and entertaining it was, all while delivering a great history lesson.
Written 25 February 2024
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We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time in our museum. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written 26 February 2024
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kumar
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Amazing story telling and immersion. You feel you are part of the event that shaped the history of USA. I have been here 3 times and I can go again.. 😀
Written 25 February 2024
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It's a great compliment to hear that one of our visitors would come back. We'd love to see you visit us again! You’ll also find our tours in Nashville, Saint Augustine, Savannah, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
Written 26 February 2024
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Linda
Tyler, TX12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was an excellent show. We really enjoyed it and it was an added bonus that you could participate if you wanted to do it. The actors were very good and friendly.
Written 23 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your detailed comments! Our CAST is very proud of the work they do, and it sounds like it pays off. We're glad to know we're hitting the mark. We hope to see you again next time.
Written 24 February 2024
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Michelle C
Coventry, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From start to finish I love this, as it was in the week it was all adults too and it didn’t stop us from throwing the tea overboard! Was a great mix of people and we all interacted with the tour guides.

At the start of the tour we were all given new identities which you can keep so this was a nice keepsake from their, you had plenty of time to take photos too and it didn’t feel rushed.

Definitely a fun experience for me as a solo traveller so ideal for anyone and everyone!
Written 17 February 2024
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These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations!
Written 17 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael D
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great energy by all the performers and easy way to learn some additional history of boston. Would highly recommend to families of all ages to experience a little but of boston history
Written 15 February 2024
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We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Written 15 February 2024
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Melinda
Bowling Green, KY154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This interactive experience is so fun for anyone!!!
The way they tell the story of the Boston Tea Party is perfect!
Ms. Gibbs did an excellent job on her character ❤️
We encourage anyone to book this tour!!
Written 15 February 2024
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We're so happy to hear you had a great time! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I'm sure Miss Gibbs also loves seeing her name on here. We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations.
Written 15 February 2024
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Nico Samneil Sy Salado
Newport, VT703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All i could say is that the fee you pay here is totally worth it! Experience for yourself to be more patriotic and see how america has started. Has a restaurant inside. No parking. Not really a stroller friendly place. Accepts credit/debit. Has a souvenir shop too. Buy your ticket in advance for convenience, they could move you earlier or later as long as the crowd allows, they are really accommodating.
Written 12 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your detailed comments! Our CAST is very proud of the work they do, and it sounds like it pays off. We're glad to know we're hitting the mark. We hope to see you again next time.
Written 15 February 2024
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C R
Wantagh, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
What a wonderful experience for my teenage son and his friends. The cast/crew does a great job explaining the history behind the event. The boat walkthrough is a very cool experience, too.
Written 5 February 2024
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We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Written 6 February 2024
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Dave A
Boston, MA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
My family and I visited the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and were blown away! The interactive exhibits transported us back to 18th-century Boston, and the costumed interpreters were fantastic, engaging us in discussions and debates about taxation and independence. The reenactment of the Tea Party on the replica ships was thrilling, and tossing our own "tea" into the harbor felt surprisingly symbolic. Even my teenage son was glued to the experience, and we all learned so much about this pivotal moment in American history. Highly recommend!
Written 27 January 2024
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We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Written 6 February 2024
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Catherine B
Trumbull, CT75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Great history lesson and so much fun!! The staff should all be on broadway. The whole experience takes just a little over an hour .
Written 18 January 2024
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Greetings Catherine, We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
Written 19 January 2024
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 2,819.24, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 828.36 per person.

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