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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston

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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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  • Yes, it is a tourist attraction but if you only plan to visit Boston once, you must visit. The tour was top-notch from start to finish. And, the information - wow! 
  • I'm a local who has been dying to see this attraction since it opened a few years back. Finally I made the time. This experience is outstanding: you're really an active part of the whole Tea Party pro...  more »
  • Recommend to see to get a snapshot of history and events of the tea party. Cast were great in depicting the events and key players. Ticket is included if you buy the Trolley hop on and off all day pas...  more »
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  • The Tea Room was very nice and the tea and cookies were delicious. You can visit this area and gift shop without purchasing museum passes. We enjoyed the theme dresses actors that were knowledgeable about the history in the area. The reason for three stars is that you have to pay to go through the museum with a tour guide rather than just exploring on your own which should be aloud for free instead of the ~$28 or so per person cost.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the experience here. This is not your regular tour but is interactive. The guides do their best to keep you in high spirits, almost as spirited as the founding fathers. As seen in the pictures, they even have the tea crates remade for you to throw in the water.
  • 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.