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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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  • This tour offers insight in what has been called the single most important event leading to the war against the British loyalist troops that led to the independence of the USQ. Custom clad employees o...  more »
  • We had 4 adults, a 12-year-old, a 6-year-old, a 4-year-old, and a 2-year-old... all enjoyed it. I have been two times now and my personal favorite is the tea room at the end of the tour. The tea and s...  more »
  • Having studied in Boston for two years, I wanted to say good bye to the city by respecting it's history. Went on the tour with my family members who don't speak much English. The friendly actors were ...  more »
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  • This was the best $28 I ever spent. This is an interactive experience where you get to play a role in the show. If you get there when they open there is no wait. When we left there were hour or more wait times. If you want your child to have a speaking part you must sit in the pew in the front on your right side after you go through the first door (opposite the lectures). Enjoy this well done walk through history.
  • It was a fun experience, you are about 200 yards from the actually site of the Boston tea party. The ships are interesting to walk on and the whole wharf is well done. There are not a lot of artifacts, in fact I only remember the original tea box on display as being an actual artifact. It was a fun experience nonetheless the actors are fun and they know their history.
  • Very well done. The quality of the tour is exquisite. If you book online, you'll need to report there in advance to receive a print ticket for admission, which was stupid. However the performances on the tour were good enough that they still deserve 5 stars. Do try the tea tasting, it was nice and isn't that expensive. The gift shop however does not have good service, and the tea is overpriced as should be expected.
  • It suddenly started to rain, wind was blowing stronger, and temperature dropped. We had a half year old baby and just wanted to use their empty entrance (not even inside the shop) for 20 minutes the time I'd pick up my car. They would not let our baby stay in a warm place and even after I explained, they said the baby had to stay in the stroller under the rain. Never going to that place again... if this is the most patriotic attraction in USA (as they advertised) then I'd rather be British...
  • My children loved this. The tickets were a bit pricey for the length of time you are in the exhibit, but it was worth the cost. The staff was phenomenonal, the exhibit and information was well preserved and delivered. The tea room was lovely and warm and the food was good. We really enjoyed our visit here.