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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston
(4.5/5 based on 3,800+ 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 very unique museum. You're ticket will be for a guided tour, led by people dressed in historical attire and playing the part of historical figures. Everything is very interactive, and they d...  more »
  • It all started from here, the history of the United States as we know them today were born here. the ship, the Museum, all well and good, an exciting way of learning about the past
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  • Great overview of some of the infamous history of this great city... enjoyed it all. Characters playing out parts of famous people involved. Of course ends up in the gift shop, crate of tea for my mom...  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.