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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from C$49.09
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  • TravelerNorfolk
    Harpswell, Maine351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun! Even for 3 senior citizens
    This feature is one I’d typically walk past but a younger (40s) had heard it was good, so we went. Great actors in colonial garb. One special surprise - we’re still scratching our heads. How’d they do that?. Good for kids and kids of all ages Recommend.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 20, 2023
  • Jaskel08
    California260 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 Kingdom515 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, Idaho91 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 Arabia110 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, Florida19,604 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 Jersey296 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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Robinkhamilton
Fort Worth, TX10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I enjoyed this adventure while our husbands were in a conference. We enjoyed the experience especially how they dressed the part and took us back in time. Enjoyed the interactive experience. Enjoyed the museum, shops, learning as well as the teas. HAZAAR!!
Written April 20, 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 April 20, 2024
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TheKorrabella
Vancouver Island, Canada139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was actually quite informative and fun from start to finish. The actors were wonderful and the staff were friendly. Highly recommended!
Written April 14, 2024
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Thank you so much for visiting our museum and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written April 15, 2024
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Sheana M
Inverness, UK188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We didn't know what to expect, but it was great fun. Very well done. The hour went very quickly. The actors really brought it to life.
Written April 14, 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 April 15, 2024
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TABUELO
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Despite the chilly weather, the young thespians acting the part of American colonists were enthusiastic and fun. The tour itself was informative and worth the price of admission. Definitely recommend, especially for families with kids.
Written March 29, 2024
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We're glad you had a great time! Thank you for the review!
Written April 1, 2024
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djhorn21
Ormond Beach, FL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The guides and interactive experience were awesome! Highly recommend. There is also animated display…great mix of history and entertainment!
Written March 23, 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 March 24, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Teresa
Florida2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a wonderful experience! The actors were funny and knowledgeable about history. They were very entertaining and quick witted.
Written March 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 March 20, 2024
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Shirley N
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A brilliant attraction, and interactive, and the café had plenty of room, lots to see and hear about the history of the Boston Tea Party
Written March 18, 2024
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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 March 19, 2024
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Maura H
Shelton, Nebraska, USA171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Informative and worthwhile museum visit. At first, the price threw us off a little, but it was worth it! Informative and keeps you moving. The guides are helpful and knowledgeable.
Written March 16, 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 March 18, 2024
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Logan D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was all around a great experience! Between the discussions, participation, time on the boat, and museum, I had a blast! The experience is very inclusive for those that speak languages other than English, which is a big green flag for me. Would very much recommend for those looking for something to do!
Written March 12, 2024
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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 March 13, 2024
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Tiffeemac
Swindon, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I’m not really a fan of museums, but I wanted to learn more about the Boston Tea Party (being a Brit), so we got tickets to this tour. It is definitely NOT your normal museum experience. I don’t want to give anything anyway as a spoiler, but this was fun, interactive, engaging, and really makes you feel a part of it. The tea rooms are awesome afterwards, and I wanted to buy about 99% of the gift shop. Fantastic - highly recommend
Written March 6, 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 March 8, 2024
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$46.16, while a popular guided tour starts around C$13.56 per person.

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