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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
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+1 617-338-1773
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was apprehensive about museum but heard they recently updated it. It is a controlled led tour that is interactive and well done. Entire tour lasts 1 hr and 15 min and then spent 10 min in gift shop. Kids liked it and were not...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the last stop on our tour for the day, and we are so glad we did this. The employees are in colonial dress and give out cards with characters for the customers to play. The museum tour was so much fun, it was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am 27 and was on a trip with my parents to Boston. After some convincing we saw this museum and they had fun and so did I. Everyone there it was in character and you got to really experience the tea party. It was...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour and reenactment was fantastic. The staff maintained their characters throughout the tour and involved those of us on the tour. Very entertaining for adults and kids. Everything from the displays to the presentations was high quality.

Thank lynmarwy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

They did a great job of making history fun and interactive. Enjoyable at all ages. Movies were short but done well.

Thank Risa H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Passed by many times. Found hometown 2 for 1 coupon and took T to South Station. Short walk to Quincy Market, Financial District, Greenway. Staff were in character, very friendly, explained history leading up to the Tea Party. Guests participated in throwing tea overboard 1...More

Thank KMHvaca
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this. The museum is more like an interactive event, with really cool props. Great narration. The staff were awesome.

Thank PTycz
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a chance and did the tour not expecting it to cost as much as a day at a theme park. The tour starts off sitting in a room and role playing (just 2 volunteers) a town meeting before the tea party. After about...More

Thank Timothy H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The history was presented in an interesting and entertaining manner. Would highly recommend the venue.

Thank JUDY T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very well run with great interaction “HAZZAR” telling the tale of one of the events leading up to rebellion against the British

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JMJBL
April 18, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer G | Property representative |
The attraction has a printed transcript for our Hearing impaired guests. This transcript is made available upon request. We have a limited supply on hand. Our accessibility standards request a 24 hour notice for special... More
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kag2269
October 21, 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.
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October 9, 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
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