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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Address: 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
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+1 617-338-1773
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At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous...

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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Not your average museum experience

This is such a fantastic interactive museum experience. Patrons are given roles to portray upon entry complete with lines. The experience is fun and educational and makes history... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a fantastic interactive museum experience. Patrons are given roles to portray upon entry complete with lines. The experience is fun and educational and makes history come alive. HUZZAH!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to learn about the origin of the US revolution. The tour has actors/guides that provide great information in a fun and comical format. Not a typical museum that has lots of objects to look at, but more learning with the tour guides. The end has a great selection of teas, pastries and refreshments with a nice deck that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a great time with my kids, 4 and 5 year olds. They got some history, more for me that than interest but my son loved throwing the tea into the harbor, and watching the revolution start with fighting. The talking/moving hanging pictures was a big hit, something like Disney's Harry Potter. Costumed charathers and interactions a nice point... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a fab time here. At the beginning, they go around and give you a card of someone that was present at the time. You are then that person throughout the tour. Don't panic, you don't have to say anything...unless you want to! You go around the boats with a couple of guides explaining whilst in character. Great way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fie!!!! (You'll understand after you visit this wonderful museum) I visited this museum with high expectations based on TripAdvisor reviews and I was not disappointed. We are a family of five that was able to participate in this historical event for a reasonable price of about $70 due to a great Groupon deal. My kids are aged 9, 13, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a tour of this place eith my lady and we enjoyed it very much.The people were friendly and the tour is amazing.We had alot of fun.Dont miss it if your in the Boston area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband being a history buff, and vacationing in Boston this was on his list..Me I wasn't sure..I read the reviews and they are all good so I thought why not...Well I am happy that I did..it is so WELL DONE ! the "friend " who led us I think his last name was Pratt? he was amazing and full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this museum with the family (kids 10 & 7) not having researched it all but clearly something we should do. Turned out to be a really great museum. The staff are in period dress and 'walk you through' the events of the Boston Tea Party night in character. It turned out to be very informative in a fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I must say that I did not expect the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to be such a great destination for my family. We all went there today expecting to just experience the Tea Party reinactment on the ships at dock and that was it. But what we ended up seeing and experiencing was a whole other deal! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an unforgettable tea-time at Boston Tea Party Museum. Lovely, the best Bostone Scones of ever!

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