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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Ranked #21 of 359 things to do in Boston
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What a fun afternoon activity
Everyone who works here is dressed in period costumes and tries to stay in character throughout the experience
There is a town meeting and a great explanation of the events that led up to the tea party
You even get to simulate throwing tea off the boat
Fun for all ages

Thank Sylvie S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The Tavern Night was WAY above expectations. Would go again next time we are in Boston. A 10 on a scale of 1 to 5. Good food, fantastic entertainment and a great period history experience!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Very history based. Actors are well schooled. Maybe could be a tad bit shorter. Takes 1hr 15 minutes. Felt we did a lot of standing around waiting for next exhibit.

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great museum that is very educational! The tour guides were so nice and did a great job re-enacting the events of this time period and truly brought the tea party to life!

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

First off you may think the museum is expensive, but consider they have two teal ships to maintain and some mice modern presentation. We enjoyed the tour. Nice explanation more detail on how the tea party happened, what it was like on the ships to commit the act. Then the very cool artifact of an actual tea crate. The presenters were very friendly and informative. If you want more on tea party than freedom trail gives then go for sure. Also information on the type of ships and what it 2ould be like at sea is interesting too.

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