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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
+1 617-338-1773
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour was so much fun and very interesting! The actor were great and very into their characters! Grandson was very excited to throw the tea overboard!

Thank morenam17
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I bought admission to this on Groupon for my husband and I. We arrived on a Wednesday just before they were starting another tour/re-enactment. They start every 30 minutes. The employees are dressed in attire reminiscent of the Boston Tea Party. There are reenactments, interactive...More

Thank momof4inmd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did this tour and loved it! It made history come alive. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and the ship was interesting. Also, definitely try the teas and cookies at Abigail's Tea Room at the end of the tour.

Thank kelbel7777
Reviewed 3 days ago

Didn't know what to expect when we bought the tickets but it was a great and entertaining experience. The actors were very good and you get to learn the story of the Tea Party in a fun and interactive way. It's a great visit for...More

Thank FilipaDaniela
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here on an October afternoon , we though it would be not so busy at this time of the year but there was still a large line. Once in well worth the wait.

Thank KEVCO36
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were very surprised at how much we enjoyed our visit to this ship and museum. It was very engaging and informative. I highly recommend you see his attraction.

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The costumed actors presented historical characters and events in a 21st century manner! Audience involvement, in addition to current technology and performers, kept the attention of all involved, despite age differences! This is a "must" on the historic tour of Boston!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the icons from the American Revolution. This is a definite must visit while you're in Boston. Very easy to get to from any trolley or bus tour stop. It's an interactive museum and you can also taste various types of tea. The museum...More

Thank Johnny G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Boston Tea Party Ships during a trip on the river taxi's, our boat pilot was very informative and we will definitely go again if we have the time

Thank Jacmac00
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour of the ship seemed very overpriced, but Abigal's tea room was well worth the time. Good prices, very friendly staff, great views. Great gift shop as well

Thank Joe P
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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.
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
6 September 2017|
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Response from judeloc | Reviewed this property |
I've Google mapped this for you, it's 0.4 mile - a 9 minute walk.