Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 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
About
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is a history lesson you won’t forget. Relive the event that started the American Revolution with historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, and full-scale replicas of 18th-century sailing vessels. Join a town meeting, hang out with talking portraits, and take part in the tradition of tossing tea into the harbor. Then, enjoy a spot of afternoon tea in Abigail’s Tea Room or visit the gift shop for some souvenirs. Entry to the museum is on a first come, first-served basis, so join the line early. – Tripadvisor
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  • Jaskel08
    California240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It brought history to life!
    One of my kids’ favorite activities to do in Boston. How can you present a historical event in a fun, exciting way….. especially for kids. Well, present it with actors in period costumes, on board a replica ship to re-enact the event. The mini movie of the battle was another alternative way the of connecting with the audience. As a result, I think my kids, age 13 and 7 understood what happened, the significance of it, and the impact it had leading to the Revolutionary War. There’s a very large souvenir shop with lots of options. The tea room where we can sample some of the tea was a nice touch.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Richard S
    Angmering, United Kingdom761 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Probably one of the best museum experiences in the world
    Wow, what an experience an interactive journey, not only about the Boston Tea Party but the history leading upto the battle of Lexington. The tour guides, in character were amazing, with group participation really made it real, finishing off with Hollywood quality films explaining the march of the British and the minutemen of Lexington. It was emotional, thought provoking and a museum experience like no other. An absolute must for Boston.
    Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
    Written October 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 11, 2023
  • taraoneil
    Boise, Idaho94 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining History
    It was entertaining history. Kids 11,8,5,3. 3 year old struggled but the rest did well and enjoyed it. There is a lot of standing so be prepared for that. A couple things that could be improved: they started talking before everyone was in the room, it felt a little rushed. Also, you didn’t get to look around very much always being scooted to the next room. I had a seat for the last movie but most of the group didn’t, I was glad I did. It was expensive which is frustrating. We did all love it though and glad we did it.
    Greetings Tara, We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time! Thank you for sharing your experience here. Come and visit us again!
    Written October 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written October 18, 2023
  • Mohamed7ElNaggar
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia218 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Live the moment of December 1773
    Live the moment of December 1773. An amazing visit with an amazing show the tells the story of the first revolution steps in Boston and the whole USA. Starting from the protest against the tea taxes till Boston massacre. Staff members are very helpful and informativess
    Greetings Mohamed, Wow, we're so glad you had a great time! We hope to see you back.
    Written October 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • The World is My Oyster
    Orlando, Florida21,657 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Tour!
    We took a group of 135 students and chaperones there today and had a wonderful experience! The staff there is truly dedicated to each and every tour. Our sales manager, Scott Harris, truly went above and beyond to ensure that our group had dedicated tour times and accommodated our large party with great customer service. The place itself is really cool, as it makes you step back in time to Colonial Days. The reenactments are very good, and "throwing" tea in the harbor is a great tradition. The gift shop had many great items, including all sorts of teas. The upstairs restaurant/cafeteria also has a good food option and multiple tea you can sample! Great overall experience, thanks to Scott and his dedicated team!
    Greetings Steve, We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Scott Harris and had a great time! We hope you'll come back for more next time you're in one of our other destinations. You’ll also find our tours in Savannah, Nashville, Saint Augustine, Key West, Boston, San Diego, and Washington DC.
    Written November 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Anne D
    Sugar Land, Texas31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Surprisingly Fantastic
    When we approached the venue we were skeptical. However, the tour was one of our top three experiences in Boston. Our tour guide “Peter” was phenomenal. She stayed in character before, during and after the tour. You are made to feel as if you are part of that night by handing out cards with individuals names of participants of the Boston Tea Party. Highly recommended.
    These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations!
    Written November 8, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 8, 2023
  • LBCdovs
    New Jersey291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Had a really nice experience. Actors do a phenomenal job and are very humorous. The company in general does an excellent job covering the historical importance of this event and we’re able to squeeze in more than I had expected. Came here with my 6 year old which I had mixed feelings about, but we made it through and he was happy to get on the boat, explore it and throw the bag in. Would definitely recommend this for pretty much anyone.
    Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
    Written November 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written November 13, 2023
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LovesToTravel31
Rocky River, OH109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding cast! I visited this experience with my teenage sons. I agree with other reviewers that this experience is somewhat dependent on the audience, as it is highly interactive. In our case there were a few very young children who were not tolerating any of it. Our guide did an exceptional job of keeping the group engaged despite the distractions. The movies were very well done. We enjoyed our time here!
Written May 24, 2024
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Rowdy J
Marysville2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very interactive experience which relies on the participation and energy of the visitors. Good emphasis on the key factors and historical figures involved in planning and execution of the “tea party”. Especially interesting to see only remaining tea crate. Especially recommended for families and pre-teens.
Written May 21, 2024
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Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience at our museum. Our guides take great pride in providing knowledgeable and friendly experiences to our guests. We're glad you enjoyed the exhibits, and we appreciate your support!
Written May 22, 2024
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Gem E
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely brilliant! I really enjoyed my visit, I went solo but felt so welcomed. The cast were fantastic and stayed in character throughout ! I would highly recommend ….
Written May 19, 2024
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We are so happy you had a great time with our CAST. We hope you'll visit us again when you visit one of our destinations.
Written May 21, 2024
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theresa b
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great actors and portrayal. Informative story about the Boston Tea party. Great museum and gift shop. Highly recommended.
Written May 12, 2024
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We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time in our museum. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written May 13, 2024
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Utah Man Am I
Salt Lake City, UT122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went with a few friends that actually have lived in Boston most of their lives and had never been here before, by the end they couldn’t believe this was their first time. We all loved it so much! The reenactment is so well done and the history is very inspiring. I would make this priority #1 among the various sites around Boston.
Written May 12, 2024
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Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
Written May 13, 2024
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G9033SJdonnac
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The experience was packed with knowledge. They made it fun. You can participate on the level you feel comfortable with. Good for families but I was solo this time and it was fun.
Written May 5, 2024
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Thank you so much for your detailed comments! Our CAST is very proud of the work they do, and it sounds like it pays off. We're glad to know we're hitting the mark. We hope to see you again next time.
Written May 7, 2024
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Les H
Hollywood, FL19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
So much fun for family’s, and informative, especially learning the lingo , this was great for kids and adults and you learn about the key people involved with the tea party
Written May 4, 2024
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We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time in our museum. Your feedback means a lot to us, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written May 5, 2024
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Darren H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I absolutely loved it. It was fun and interactive and very informative. Highly recommend for people to go and see it and learn about a pivotal point in history.
Written May 3, 2024
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These are all things we love to hear. Thank you so much for your comments! Our guides and storytellers take pride in what they do. Come visit us again in one of our other destinations!
Written May 4, 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I thought it was too expensive at $40. Not being a history teacher, I always thought The Stamp Act was a much bigger instigation than The Boston Tea Party. I’m glad I saved my money to buy a book instead.
Written May 3, 2024
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We were sorry to read you are dissatisfied with our tour. We stand behind our efforts with a Satisfaction Guarantee. You can read about it by selecting, "100% Satisfaction Guarantee" on our website, trolley tours dot com. Or, go directly to trolley tours dot com/guarantee. We hope you will try us again in one of our other services in the future.
Written May 4, 2024
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ceetee00
Omaha, NE145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
It may seem like a tourist trap but it's not. You can get discounts and what you get is an interactive experience. Actors dressed in colonial outfits will educate you and entertain you at the same time. You listen to a speech (get a speaking part is you raise your hand) plotting the Tea Party, then you go onto the ship and tour it. It ends with you participating in throw some "tea" overboard. You then can tour the museum and taste the actual teas of the time. Some are horrid. It's well worth it to do this.
Written May 2, 2024
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Wow, that is a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We love reading about our guests' experiences and sharing them with our CAST. We hope you'll come back and visit us again.
Written May 4, 2024
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