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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

The characters are very lively and animated and they get the crowd involved in telling the story of the Tea Party. You don't dump tea into the water like it says, but you will have a chance to throw a pretend crate over the side....More

Thank Kinsey P
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tea room is just a great place to relax, have a great cup of tea and play one of the many games they have set up on the tables...Tooo much fun!

Thank John P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited in June when everyone is traveling BUT it wasn't overwhelmingly crowded. They do a great job of keeping everything moving without feeling like you're being rushed through. Great interactive museum. The kids had a blast tossing "tea" over the side of the ship....More

Thank Aimee B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are staying in Boston for a few nights you should definitely come by and purchase tickets because this was AMAZING. It was just my girlfriend and I and the people there were fantastic! We LOVED THEM. The tour is about an hour long...More

Thank damian v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family loved the Boston Tea Party and the tea tasting at Abigail’s Tea Room. Beautifully set up and very historic!

Thank reginamrogoz10
Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned about the maintenance of the ships b;y walking around on the ships and looking at the layered thickness of the repeated painting of the surface (they seem not to peel off the older layers of paint - perhaps in order to preserve the...More

Thank Maynard C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great into to the overall history; very well done. The older teens in our group also really enjoyed it (one of whom has allergic reaction when exposed to history/museums and anything educational while on holidays)

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At $25 with a AAA discount this site is not cheap. The program begins with costumed actors outlining the events leading up to the tea party. After this you board the ship and another actor discusses the events as they occurred aboard ship the evening...More

1  Thank hounds75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome tour of original site of the Boston Tea Party. Cool holograms, we tossed tea into the Boston Harbor from the good ship Eleanor and got to portray historical characters (with speaking roles) in the town hall meeting.

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment that you walk up to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, you will be transported back in time. Costumed colonial period docents welcomed our family to the museum and we were escorted into the meeting room to wait for others to...More

1  Thank Ruth M
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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.
9 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
5 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.