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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
+1 617-338-1773
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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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306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
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+1 617-338-1773
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Out of the many tours I’ve taken across Boston, Salem, and Plymouth this location had the best actors/actresses. They consistently stayed in character and got the audience involved. If we went into a certain section they gave information as to what we were looking at...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you go to Boston this is a must visit attraction, it is value for money and so informative and very well themed You would be silly not to visit here

Thank Mal W
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place for children to learn about the pre-Revolutionary times and feel part of it. They take part in the town meeting and explore the different parts of a reproduction of the ship and can even throw some "tea" overboard. The costumed guides are great.

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely we learnt a lot in our visit to this attraction and wish we had done it first rather than last as it helps put the city into context. However we weren’t overkeen on the ‘acting’ although families with children may have appreciated it more....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Like the rest of my experience along the freedom trail and other Boston historical sightseeing, this seemed like a cool thing to do, but was pretty underwhelming in person.

Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The employees were great. Very fun way to learn history. The retail store is great and the tea room was fun. Does get crowded, but when you go to big tourist attractions, it’s to be expected.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

As adults without children we were a little bit disappointed to experience some history notes by actors in overdrive.

Thank Leon W
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I did a tour of the Boston tea party ships and museum. We had a lot of fun and truly enjoyed learning about the Boston tea party. I would strongly recommend this to anyone with kids or even just new tourists to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum is great and the reenactment id really a bonus. They give everyone apart - some kids even have lines. A great and informative tour for kids and adults alike.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The actors do a great job of getting the facts out in a very entertaining way! The museum was well thought-out and enjoyable to visit.

Thank Julie2115
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JMJBL
19 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer G | Property representative |
The attraction has a printed transcript for our Hearing impaired guests. This transcript is made available upon request. We have a limited supply on hand. Our accessibility standards request a 24 hour notice for special... More
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kag2269
21 October 2017|
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Response from travelbugzzz | Reviewed this property |
I would say that most of the museum is accessible with a small scooter. The ship part of the museum will be the only challenging part of the tour.
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Dcgkgw
10 October 2017|
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Response from CCR_GR | Reviewed this property |
A few hundred yards at best, no more than half a mile - From Aquarium walk out to main road turn left, walk straight down to 'Independence Wharf' - it was the Original Griffin Wharf, real location of the Boston Tea... More
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