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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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8,813 Reviews
306 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts

The Basics

A visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is an immersive experience: Visitors first head to the Meeting Room and receive a disguise, then march to the wharf and board one of the replica ships throw a crate of tea overboard. After you’ve helped start the revolution, head to the museum to see actors recreate the debates that followed the tea party, enjoy a documentary, and see historic artifacts.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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Nice vacation
Shawn_N, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Nice And clean city. Great historical aspect. Good food and nice people. Everything within walking distance.
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1773 fun facts & history!
Nancy_R, Apr 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Loved it! We had heard good things and it was all true. You are guided through the museum in short performances by the educated staff playing the parts of 1773 people. Very COVID safe. We had a beautiful day in which to see the ships and surrounding Boston. It was one of the best learning experiences that we did. Fun for kids & adults.
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Fantastic!!!
3ksandme, Apr 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
It was such a fantastic experience!!!! Even with the Covid restrictions it was worth every penny. This was our favorite experience in Boston hands down.
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Great fun
Aarti, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Museum was very enjoyable. Kids and adults both learned a lot and had a great time. Just know that if you purchase a non-timed ticket in advance, when you show up you might need to wait before being admitted. (We waited for about 45 min)
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Time for tea
Tracy_L, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
We had so much fun and they were so good and they were in character the whole time and they were awesome I would definitely take my friends and family to see it again we had an awesome time and I got to throw the tea over
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Surprised in a good way!
Hunter_L, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Great experience for all ages. I was a little skeptical at first thinking hat it would be really cheesy. I was surprised in a good way! Extremely well done and not too long. Will recommend.
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Left an impression
Barbara_S, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
The thoroughness of the event was truly memorable!! My granddaughter came out of there with the remark that NOW I know so much more about this whole part of history!! Good job!!!
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AMAZING!
Kerry_H, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
The tour was amazing! Not only were the guides witty and in full patriot mode, but each of the five presentations were engaging, informative and well done! I also appreciated that each area kept us involved with a 10-15 minute presentation in each room. The only concern (but it does not drop my five star rating,) was that the last movie was very loud.
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EXCELLENT!!! HUZZAH!
Allyson_H, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Actors were great and entertaining. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. This is a must see in Boston!
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Boston Tea Party
Linda_V, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
The professionalism of the cast they were wonderful. It was very entertaining! If you are looking for something to do in Boston I highly recommend!
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History came alive!
William_W, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
The reenactments were very engaging and fun. Very realistic and informative. Walked away with a sense of pride with our American history!
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Disability friendly
Jeanette_C, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
It was interesting, fun and disability friendly. Would highly recommend bringing kids of all ages. The staff was great and plenty of A/C

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors can only enter the museum on a guided tour; book ahead to reserve a spot.

  • Purchase tickets online for extra savings.

  • The museum includes a gift shop as well as a tea room; you can access both without a ticket to the museum. The tea room hosts monthly tavern nights that include period music, food, and drink.

  • Photos are not permitted inside the museum exhibits.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located on the Congress Street Bridge, on the Fort Point Channel. To reach the site via public transportation, take the MBTA Red Line to South Station, the number 7 bus to Summer Street at Melcher Street, or the Old Town Trolley to stop 15. There is discounted parking for museum visitors at the Farnsworth Garage and the Stillings Garage.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily all year round from late morning until early afternoon, with slightly longer hours from April through October. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Tours last about one hour and begin every 30 minutes. Allow yourself extra time if you plan to visit the gift shop or tea room.

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Attractions at Fort Point Channel

After visiting the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, head to some of the other popular attractions at Fort Point Channel, such as the Boston Children’s Museum, the Boston Fire Museum, or the Institute of Contemporary Art. The area is also close to the Seaport, the Financial District, and Faneuil Hall and is part of the 43-mile (69-kilometer) Boston Harborwalk, which connects the city’s waterfront neighborhoods.

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