Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
4.5
Ships • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 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
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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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Noel C
3 contributions
This tour/re-enactment was super fun! Very educational, very engaging and a great way to spend your time in Boston. Definitely recommend!
Written 14 August 2022
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lucianizhu
Assen, The Netherlands7 contributions
Now as far as I can see, none exceptional, this time I met unfitting employees on site. She even send a man's card to my wife for the story telling.
Written 10 August 2022
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dctravel
Washington DC, DC2,132 contributions
At the last minute, we decided to go to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum on our first day in Boston. We hadn't made a reservation, and by the time we got over there, they were sold out for the day. That was disappointing, but they have a wait list for each tour. We were able to get on the 2nd to last one of the day and really enjoyed ourselves.

We didn't realize that this museum is not self-guided, but this made it more fun! Each person is given a card with a historical person on it and the roll they played during the Tea Party. The guides stay in character and walk you through the museum and ships. There is a bit of "Harry Potter" type magic at times, but nothing scary. Overall, the tour is probably geared a bit more towards kids, but these kids at heart had a good time too.
Written 10 August 2022
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Francesca W
Montreal, Canada38 contributions
Family
Really interesting but no translation at all! So it’s boring for kids who don’t speak English well. Nice people. Good stories.
Written 9 August 2022
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HilS
4 contributions
I remember visiting the Boston Tea Party Ship 40 years ago. The updated tour with artifacts after the ship was quite well-done. Perhaps they could update the 'sailors' in the ship's space - I think the dummies used in the ship bunks are the exact same as 40 years ago. Not enough time given to dump the tea for all on tour. Still a fun experience and highly recommend!
Written 9 August 2022
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michellehouse
Evansville, IN262 contributions
The kids had a blast and learned a lot. This is an interactive experience with actors filling the rolls and guiding you through the experience. Our actors did a great job and were very engaging and energetic. The kids really enjoyed getting to throw "tea crates" in the harbor and the townhall meeting.

I will say during peak tourist times, you should probably pre-book tickets a few days ahead of time. We did not and the night before it was listed as "sold out" which causes a mild panic as this was the one thing our tween was excited to do. We emailed the staff at midnight and they responded very early the next morning that they do allow a certain number of walk up tickets to be sold and suggested we get there early. We arrived about 40 minutes before opening and I'm glad we did because the line was down the bridge by they time they actually opened.

We also got tea cups from the tea room upstairs which allows you to try several varieties of tea leaves that are similar to the blends that the colonist would have had. The kids were not fans of hot tea but the adults enjoyed it.
Written 9 August 2022
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI538 contributions
This re-enactment museum is second to none. I don't think I've ever seen such a well-done, engaging, quality museum depiction. Our kids loved the interaction of the actors. The technology added to the experience. Each person is given a role to play as the political environment of the Tea Party is explained. The action brings the visitor from the earlier abuses of England to the Battle of Lexington and Concord. From a meeting house, visitors board one of the boats, and a museum of several stages. A quality gift shop and lovely tea room are also available, Don't miss it.
Written 7 August 2022
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Devyani P
5 contributions
Really enjoyed the playacting, holographs and talking portraits! Great fun for all! The historical facts were wonderful.
Written 7 August 2022
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ChanceMan00
Orlando, FL247 contributions
This one-hour experience is high on the actor talent and the museum elements are well preserved. It was too juvenile for my 14 year-old daughter. We got some great pictures.
Written 7 August 2022
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Wismickchick
Kenosha, WI132 contributions
We did the Ships and Museum, which was about an hour long program. It was extremely organized and it kept you moving from activity to activity so it felt very fast! It began with a town hall meeting, then we moved to the actual ship, over to the museum where they had many different kinds of videos. Everything was presented in a way that was very engaging and informative. All of the workers were in costume and in full character. They really made the whole experience so memorable! While we didn't have any, they had a tea room where you could taste a variety of teas! They also had a great variety of refreshments and snacks. Highly recommend this experience for anyone visiting Boston!
Written 3 August 2022
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is open:
  • Tue - Wed 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost S$44.09, while a popular guided tour starts around S$11.04 per person. See all 15 Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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