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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston

Categories: History Museums, Ships, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
A multisensory experience, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum presents one of the most important events in American history. Aboard restored ships, costumed performers reenact the Boston Tea Party's famous dumping of tea. After you've booted the tea overboard, visit an actor portraying Abigail Adams in her tearoom, where she will tell the story of husband John. Other exhibits use interactive technology to present Boston's rich history. Special events and programs, like Huzzah Tavern Night, take place on the ship throughout the year. For Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and beyond, use our Boston itinerary planner to get the most from your Boston vacation.
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  • This is a fantastic attraction that brings history to life in a good natured and informative way. The staff/actors are brilliant, whose enthusiastic renditions really make for an enjoyable experience. 
  • This is a great place for adults and kids. You'll love the assisted tour. Our guide was in costume from that time period, he was awesome and really made the tour come to life. There was one short movi...  read more »
  • We visited this attraction with our nephew who is currently studying in Boston. He had never been before so none of us knew what to expect. All of us thoroughly enjoyed it. You have to ignore the poli...  read more »
  • We had so much fun! A bit of immersion as you are invited to play an important part in one of the key acts leading up to the revolutionary war. Throwing tea over the side of the boat into the harbor added to the fun. We learned so much about the tea party and what the locals were going through while oppressed by the British. The 3D video and interactive portraits were very cool. A must see and do tour on any trip to Boston Our guide "Sarah" was excellent and getting a chance to see one of the two remaining tea crates was a special addition to our visit.
  • No better place to learn about the single most influential event that led to the start of the American Revolution! Sure, it may sound a little cheesy to some that costumed characters lead the tour, but it actually works really well. Just get into it and you'll have plenty of fun while learning about this pivotal party. From the beginning in the town meeting hall to boarding the replica ships to tossing the tea crates overboard, it's a great experience for anyone who is visiting or even those who live here and want to learn more about the local history.
  • This isn't a museum. It's a re-enactment of several American Revolution historical moments, where the audience gets to participate with the actors. Great for patient kids. I think the show goes on fifteen minutes too long for most children's attention span. It's easy to enjoy yourself here as long as your party plays along, but everything about this place screams tourist trap.
  • I visit this museum every year with my students. This is one of the best places to visit in Boston for a number of reasons. It's educational, entertaining and engaging. The staff is awesome and sooooo friendly and caring. We had a situation where a student was sick and needed help. The staff jumped to the scene to get him the assistance he needed and cleaned the area within minutes. They are truly amazing and I highly recommend visiting if in Boston area.
  • Creative historic reenactment of the famous tea party. Each guest is assigned a character from the time period to aid in the experience. Go aboard a replica ship and throw an imitation tea box overboard. Meet historic characters in the museum. The technology used in the museum is impressive. Even though they have a printed copy of the English script, it is difficult for Deaf and HoH to get the full experience without requesting an interpreter. Great pace for kids.
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