Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
4.5
Ships • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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  • South Station • 4 min walk
  • Courthouse • 5 min walk
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Hillsborough, UK513 contributions
Was not disappointed with this interactive experience. Great story telling by the actors - I even had a talking part, which was fun.

Great to be onboard the ship and experience throwing the tea overboard!
Written 24 January 2023
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Matthew G
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Jan 2023
Just want to add to the list of positive reviews. The living history actors did an amazing job and I was really pleased with the use of technology, atifacts, and multiple points of view of this event. As an experienced AP US History teacher who is also the step-father of 2 curious 11 years olds, this experience was valuable for young and old, experienced and novice. Highly recommend!
Written 23 January 2023
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Tim-1664
Liverpool, UK374 contributions
This was a great activity, really enjoyed it. Just the right amount of history, acting and looking around.

The team were great and there was no waiting around. If you wanted to join in you could, if you didn’t, not a problem.

Overall really good experience and I’d definitely go back.
Written 16 January 2023
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andy36
Scotter, UK71 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Learned a lot about the history behind the tea party.All my family enjoyed it.Nice little cafe for a cup of tea.
Written 15 January 2023
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Ryan
Lodi, CA140 contributions
The Boston Tea Party Museum was a lot of fun. I didn't know much about that part of history going in but I definitely learned a lot after visiting the museum. I even bought a book after to learn more about it. The actors who are portraying different historical people were really good. They absolutely keep you engaged and interested in that part of history. I really enjoyed throwing the tea over the side of the ship. This makes for a good photo opportunity. Truly enjoyed the experience and I would recommend this while visiting Boston.
Written 14 January 2023
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Ali68Kent
United Kingdom106 contributions
Dec 2022
Great afternoon activity in this fabulous city
Informative interactive and great fun from start to finish
Well worth a visit
Do sample the tea in the café at the end as interesting flavours
Written 11 January 2023
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Pascal B
Boston, MA2 contributions
Jan 2023
I visited the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and had a fantastic time! The exhibits were really interesting and interactive, and I loved learning about the history of the event. The costumed actors who gave the tours were knowledgeable and engaging, and made the experience that much more memorable. I would definitely recommend this museum to others, especially those with an interest in history.
Written 10 January 2023
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Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR181 contributions
May 2022
Highly educational for youth! I thought it was just going to be a tour of the ship but it was so much more. The character actors play their parts well. Our granddaughter learned a great deal about treason, taking a stand and freedom.
Written 9 January 2023
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MGB
Wellington, FL17 contributions
It is a must see when visiting Boston. It is fun and educational for all ages. I definitely recommend it. We visited with our teenage daughters and we all enjoyed it.
Written 3 January 2023
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Poohbeck
Connecticut277 contributions
Dec 2022
What an experience!! We had no expectations of this museum but had heard it’s great! It was fantastic and unexpected, but I do wish it was longer and that we had more time.

You are ushered through the experience with a group and you stay with your group the entire time. I was unaware of this when we paid, but it was fine. I only wish we had more time in the museum and were not ushered through. Our group was max capacity so at times the tour leader would start their spiel before the whole group was in the space. Every room was timed so they had a schedule to keep. I/we did not have enough to time to look at all of the items on display and once you leave the space, and you have to because it’s timed, you can’t go back.
Written 31 December 2022
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 2,335.34, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 650.51 per person. See all 16 Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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