- 1 hour (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Step back in time and see how the Boston Tea Party changed American history! This Boston museum details the series of events leading to December 16, 1773, and then goes on to demonstrate how that fateful day kickstarted the American Revolution. At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, spend your day exploring one of the famed tall ships, sipping tea at Abigail's Tea Room, wandering the museum exhibits on your own, taking advantage of a complimentary one hour guided tour and more!
- All entrance fees included
- Family friendly
- Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
- Guided tour
- Entry/Admission - Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Food and drink
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
Visit: Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will give you a comprehensive look into the days leading up to December 16, 1773, as well as this fateful day’s role in kick-starting the American Revolution. The museum combines historic and rare artifacts with cutting-edge technology to give you a real-life experience of what life was like in Boston during the 18th century. Spend your day wandering the museum and the exhibits at your leisure, or take advantage of the complimentary, one hour guided tours that leave every 30 minutes!
Museum exhibits include: The Meeting House:See a reenactment of the evening of December 16, 1773, when patriots dumped the loads of British tea into the Boston Harbor.
The Tea Party Ships:Explore one of the tall ships: The Beaver, The Dartmouth and The Eleanor! Two of the three (The Beaver and The Eleanor) were docked in the harbor on the evening of the Boston Tea Party!
Griffin's Wharf: At Griffin's Wharf, take pictures with colonial cutouts and mingle with costumed patriots. The wharf played a crucial role in the Boston Tea Party protests and is a perfect place for photos of the tall ships and the Boston Harbor.
Holographic Tea Party Encounter: Enjoy a 3D experience that will make you feel as if you are on a Boston street watching colonists and British soldiers argue right before your eyes!
Robinson Half Chest: See one of the two remaining tea chests! This artifact, passed down from generation to generation, is one of two chests that survived the Boston Tea Party.
Minuteman Theatre: Watch the American Revolution unfold before you on the big screen!
Abigail's Tea Room: Quench your thirst at Abigail's Tea Room and enjoy a spot of tea (tasting not included). You'll also learn about the tea-brewing process.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Optional guided tours depart every 30 minutes
- All guests must check in with the ticket booth and exchange their voucher for a tour time. Tours are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved over the phone in advance.
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This is a great experience for history buffs. To actually relive this moment was awesome. You get to participate in this.
The actors are fantastic - engaging and very well informed. My two 10 year olds and 12 year old said it was "awesome", and my husband and I learned a great deal.
This was a great interactive museum as you became part of the Boston Tea Party event. We loved
all this establishment had to offer. History relived for adults and children.
What a really good way to start a visit to New England to get into the history.
The tour guides were very enthusiastic and a great place to visit for all age groups
This was a great experience and the characters/actors were amazing. They got you involved and made it fun. Highly recommend.
A truly amazing experience - prepare to take part in a reenactment of the famous night in 1773 where the tea was thrown overboard! Interactive, insightful and a wonderful journey to help one understand the beginning of the American Revolution.
Had a great experience on an extremely cold day! There were only 3 of us on a day the harbor was actually frozen, but we still got to throw the tea boxes overboard AND all the guides were enthusiastic and put on a GREAT show. It was full of well presented and informative exhibits and even a well produced movie. I even felt pretty patriotic by the end! Great family fun.
We loved this tour! It was so fascinating, historical and tons of fun! Great value for the tour
A great half-day out in Boston, and an interesting way to learn more about American history and the part Boston played in it.
This was the best part of our 8 day stay in Boston. The actors with time period costumes made everything so real and memorable.
I've taken a bunch of touristy trips through the Boston area but I have to say that this was one of my favorites. So, so interesting to stand on the spot where the Boston Tea Party took place and learn about all that was going on at the time. It really does bring back all of those patriotic feelings. Love this country!
The interaction we had with the characters dressed in period clothing was so much fun. We each received a description of who we were back then and some of us even got lines. Sampling the teas int he tea room was just what the doctor ordered on a rainy day, plus the food was amazing. Highly recommended
The representation of what happened by real time persons was great message was clearly communicated and we were able to see and hear what happened on that day. The tour of the ship and the actual throwing overboard of the tee added a real time dimension to the tour. Well done. Awesome. Great experience for adults and children.
Loved this! So interactive with the audience. Our granddaughter got to throw tea in the harbor and seeing all the guides and helpers dressed in costume helped bring everything to reality.
Very well done. The players make the experience really interesting and it was great fun to be on the ship and throw the tea overboard. A great trip.