Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
4.5
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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Chrisl77
2 contributions
Teenagers got a kick out of this!
May 2021
So much fun. Staff personifies individuals essential to the Boston Tea Party, they did a fantastic job! We throughly enjoyed the replicas of the ships and tossing tea into the harbor. Don’t miss the tea room at the end of the tour. Sipping tea while over looking the harbor ties the whole experience together.
Written 3 May 2021
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,079 contributions
High treason in Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 2021
There are pay to park lots and garages as well as metered street parking in the area. For the admission price, you get a tour of the dock, a ship, and the museum. Instead of having one tour guide take you through the entire program, you are passed station-to-station through a series of docents (all except the "gatekeeper" were in period costume). You start with a brief background of the event. Then it it on to one of the merchant vessels involved. You get an above deck and below deck look at her. Then you go to the dock and a couple more docents give portions of the history (there are several information boards for your reading pleasure, also). Then the final docent guides you to the museum and there is a short film and a few artifacts. From there you exit the museum through Abigail's Tea Room (dining and tea sampling are available), and from there down the ramp through the large gift shop to exit. This ranks as one of the best historical attractions I have visited. COVID-19: The employees were all masked. Visitors were expected to be masked and maintain social distancing as well as possible under the circumstances (groups were limited in size with frequent starting times).
Written 28 April 2021
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We appreciate your positive feedback about your experience. We take pride in serving our customers and hope to see you again soon!
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ramblinggirl67
Atlanta, GA573 contributions
Fun historical visit!
Apr 2021
I travel a lot but I usually skip museums. However, this one was worth the visit. The history is really interesting and there’s cool stuff to see. The costumed actors are enjoyable. The tea room was nice and the huge gift shop was great. Only complaint was that we had to wait in between stations, and one of the waits near the end was pretty lengthy.
Written 16 April 2021
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We are were delighted to hear you thought our tour content was interesting and included some cool stuff. Thank you for reviewing, we hope you will join us again.
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tkbrauen
Gasport, NY11 contributions
Fun experience
Apr 2021 • Family
This was a great experience. All of the staff were so knowledgeable and friendly. Fun for kids to check out the ships and throw some tea overboard, plenty of interesting info and exhibits for adults.
Written 8 April 2021
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Thank so much for taking the time to write such a nice review and we are so pleased that you had such a good time. We look forward to having you come back and visiting us again!
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
Tea is NOT free
Apr 2021
We really enjoyed our visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum; the actors were phenomenal and I really felt transported to the times. They were great at explaining the events of the night of the Boston Tea Party and it was an immersive experience despite the Covid limitations.
I am giving this attraction 3-stars though, due to FALSE ADVERTISEMENT. They offer "unlimited tea tasting" on their website, however in order to taste any kind of tea, patrons MUST purchase a $4 cup otherwise you can't taste it. I asked if I could bring my own cup (to make sure) and they said only purchased cups can be used for tea tasting. This is a SCAM, considering an adult ticket is $20+. The tea ISN'T FREE. I would skip this attraction based on deceiving promises.
Written 8 April 2021
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Hello Adriana, Thank you for letting us know you found an advertisement that has misinformation and assisting us in its location. We have corrected this issue and appreciate your time. By way of explanation, Abigail's Tea Room did have a winter promotion that offered 'a free cup of tea'. That promotion ended on April 1st.
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Mark Barnes
Indianapolis, IN574 contributions
My kids favorite
Apr 2021 • Family
We loved coming here. First you do get to learn about history. Second during the reenactment my son loved that he could be loud and yell with the crowd. The staff were so good with us and even dad enjoyed throwing the tea in the harbor. I highly recommend
Written 6 April 2021
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We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We love to share guests comments with our employees. Thank you!
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Foodjunkie2004
Elkton, MD200 contributions
A lot of history
Mar 2021 • Family
If you're visiting Boston, you have to throw tea into the harbor. This is the place to go. We had a really enjoyable time and learned a lot. They were very accurate with the history and stayed in character tge whole time. That I really enjoyed. This place is well worth every penny.
Written 16 March 2021
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Thank you for letting us know you had an enjoyable at our Museum experience. We are delighted to hear our CASTmembers were factual and entertaining. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Bailey G
Orlando, FL11 contributions
A Great Experience for Families and History Lovers Alike
Oct 2020
As a lover of all thing history, especially when it comes to American history, I was super excited about paying to walk through the Boston Tea Party Museum.

Visiting Boston for the first time, again if you love history, is absolutely an incredible experience. So many things the shaped are country took place right in the heart of the city, including the famous Boston Tea Party.

When you first pay admission, you start by jumping into a live action story as if it's the night that these events are taking place. Live actors interact with you as your make your way down to the dock on the first real boat. Once on the boat, and after a bit of history has been given, you get a chance to chuck your very own crate of tea off of the boat (of course there is a rope attached to pull the box back ashore so no waste or pollution is actually going into the harbor). From there you are able to explore the ship and see what these early patriots might have seen as they search for cargo. As you continue through the experience, you do learn more in depth info regarding that night and the surrounding events that took place both before and after that night. After another quick tour of an additional boat, you eventually make your way into a final room to see one of the coolest American History artifacts.

In the final room, you get to bestow the last and only surviving tea crate from the night of the Boston Tea Party. As all the men were ordered to destroy every bit of tea cargo they could find without exception, one managed to survive by either being snuck out or floating in tack down the river. Long story short, you can see that someone gained possession of this said crate and it was passed down through their family for many generations until finally being donated to for the purpose of preserving history.

Once finished with this room, you are able to exit and visit the gift shop OR you can pay an additional $5.00 to partake in what I thought the best experience of this museum was, which was an unlimited tea tasting of the 5 different teas thrown overboard that night,

For an average individual, this may not sound exciting. However, for a history buff wanting to sock in any bit of authentic experience I could get, I thought it was a fun and special way to immerse yourself in that time period. The teas are really good, however there was a tea called Bohea tea which was outstanding (nice smokey flavor that reminds you of sitting around a campfire).

Overall, if I could give it 4.5 stars I would. I opt for 4 stars because the actors are a hair cheesy and the museum, while very fun and interactive, only has a small handful of things to physically read about and view.

For history loves and families especially, this is certainly a must do stop when you come to Boston. At least if it's once in your life. Some might think history is boring, however the immersive experience brings it to life giving you a real life lesson normally read in black and white.
Written 17 January 2021
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Hello Bailey, Thank you for the fabulous review. We appreciate you sharing your experience and your feedback about the tour and tea. It is always great to hear from guests like you . We will be sure to share your comments with our whole team.
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CatherineSNewYork
New York71 contributions
A Unique and Fun Way to Inform
Aug 2020
My teenage grandson wanted to go here, but we were afraid his 5-year-old sister would be bored. Not so! This tour is geared to all ages, and it is a fun way to learn about Boston history.
The actors were uniformly excellent, and the tour was very good and unique.
Written 7 January 2021
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cassandram158
Fort Myers, FL24 contributions
Tea
Nov 2020 • Family
Enjoyable tour but seems to be geared towards younger kids. Tea and cookies are great. I enjoyed how the period actors handled the mask mandate
Written 28 November 2020
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Thank you for posting. We are glad you enjoyed our museum experience. We hope to see you again.
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