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

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
star-4.5
$29.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great
Fantastic event. I was afraid it would be cheesy, but was pleasantly surprised. They created a fun, interactive, and informative show
Michael_F, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

star-5
Tea Time w/ the GF
Adrian_C, Jan 2022
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
From the theatrical performers, the explanation of history in a different and innovative way leads to a lot to gain from as an experience for the trip. And throwing tea into the harbor wasn’t so bad either
star-5
Great Experience! Must visit!
Sunil_G, Jan 2022
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Great people reenacting parts of what led to the tea party! Very friendly and informative staff! We had such a great time learning more about the tea party!
star-5
Would do again
MarleneMerical, Dec 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
A lot of fun. Learned a lot of fun facts. The tea room was also great. The reenactments was gun to take part in. Everyone was great.
star-5
Fun for all ages.
Wendy_L, Dec 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
We were all amazed when King George and Sam Adams came alive in their portraits. Such a nice surprise. Great combo of outdoor and indoor activities to keep a 9, almost 7, 71 and 66 yr old engaged. We all left with some memorable Colonial days’ expressions of affirmation and condemnation.
star-5
Great place for G8...
Mary_Z, Dec 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Great place for G8 students who are learning American history. The museum is well organized and presented. The actors are so good and made us felt the site hundreds years ago. Generally great place and must go.
star-5
Don’t miss the Boston Tea Party!
Barbara_S, Dec 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
My 10 yr old daughter had learned about the Boston Tea Party I’m school and it came to life for her! The ticketing process was easy and the staff at the venue was so amazing!! A fun and entertaining way to bring history to life. I couldn’t help thinking that this would be a great way to teach children any history. The actors were realistic, fun and entertaining. A must see!!
star-5
Dec. 16
Youkyoung_c, Dec 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
It was one of the best experience in Boston on very special day of the year! I will definitely recommend to my friends and family.
star-4
The best kind of tour - done on one’s own time!
Marc_V, Aug 2021
Boston Harborwalk and Tea Party Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
The tour guide’s narration. Excellent, clear, just enough detail to absorb along the way. Duration of tour perfect - built an appetite for lunch in the area!
star-5
Very enjoyable
Patricia_K, Aug 2021
Boston Harborwalk and Tea Party Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
I loved learning the history of Boston and seeing the sites at my own pace. I highly recommend this.
star-5
Fun Tour to learn History!!!
Sabrina_E, Dec 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
This tour was awsome! Really enjoyed it! The Tour guides were very engaging and athusiactic! They made the tour interesting and fun! Learn a lot of History! Highly highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Fun experience
Cheryl_F, Nov 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
It was a quick, informative, and fun experience. I like how it was somewhat interactive. The kids enjoyed it as well.
star-5
If you go anywhere, go here
Zachary_W, Nov 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Only giving this place five stars because it wouldn't allow me to give it all fifty. The staff are incredible, experience is amazing, and tye tea party museum is one of the most unique experiences I've had. My #1 recommendation of where to visit while in Boston!

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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