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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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Boston, United States

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 12 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this self-guided tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Take a journey back in time to the famous Boston Tea Party, an incident that changed the course of American history. It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts, though. It’s truly one of the top-rated museums in the city of Boston. Explore authentically restored tea ships and throw the fated tea into Boston Harbor.
  • Admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • Get an in-depth look at the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party
  • Learn how the Boston Tea Party kick-started the American Revolution
  • See one of the two remaining tea chests from the Boston Tea Party
Self guided tour experience
Coffee and/or Tea
Port pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
No other food and drink except free cup of "Abigail's Blend" tea
Museum open Thursday through Sunday
Museum closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and subject to closures for private events.

Departure Point

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210-1027

Departure Time

7/17/2020 - 10/22/2021
Thursday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This self-guided tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum ushers visitors through authentically restored tea ships and traditional Boston museum exhibits. This floating museum provides the opportunity to explore and learn about the people, events, and consequences that led up to the American Revolution—all in the order in which they occurred back in 1773. Get a sense of what life was like in 18th-century Boston.

At the Meeting House, hear the story of the night of December 16, 1773, and get ready to dump tea alongside the patriots. Explore two authentically restored tea ships—the Eleanor and the Beaver.

Inside the museum, see the Robinson Half Chest, one of only two original tea chests that was dumped into the Boston Harbor that night.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Come enjoy our new modified, safely self-guided experience, Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf”! Explore Griffin’s Wharf and board BOTH of our ships, the Eleanor and the Beaver. Throw the fated tea into Boston Harbor alongside our costumed historical interpreters and hear the dramatic events surrounding the “single most important event leading up to the American Revolution”. View the Robinson Tea Chest, the only known surviving tea chest from the Boston Tea Party and experience it’s amazing story. Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf has been designed with social distancing in mind, and the majority of your visit will be spent outdoors. Please note that due to enhanced safety guidelines, The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will be operating at a significantly reduced capacity to allow for safe distancing, and some museum exhibits are currently not available for viewing.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ALL guests must check in with the ticket booth with their voucher to receive a tour time, depending on availability. Your voucher does not guarantee a tour time. Due to capacity restrictions, entry to the museum is on a first come, first serve basis and it is recommended to check in early.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.

Traveler Tips


  • "A truly amazing experience - prepare to take part in a reenactment of the famous night in 1773 where the tea was thrown overboard!" See review

Reviews

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Awesome must see
Daniel_B
, Oct 2020
Very informative and great actors even knew about the place in from during the 1700 plus the tea was great
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It was ok.
Fran_W
, Oct 2020
Interesting but not very exciting. I was s little disappointed. Dont think it was worth the money. Expected all the actors to be involved at the same time like a re-enactment instead you just were passed to someone else to tell the story
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for your feedback. Due to COVID-19 we have had to change the format of our Museum experience. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Boston.
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star-4
Okay
Cassie_K
, Oct 2020
Okay very interesting and learn ally the waiting in line cuz of COVID sucked and having to be in groups
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. We are glad you found the museum experience interesting.
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Did not get to go- sold out
Crystal_C
, Oct 2020
We didn’t get to attend. Sold out for the day... due to covid - I’m sure it’s a wonderful tour. Maybe next time
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hello Crystal, we hope you will come back and see us soon. We are open Thursday through Sunday 10 am- 4 pm.
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star-5
Reminding history
Gene_S
, Oct 2020
Great time and very knowledgeable characters. Would recommend to anyone. This brings back some history that I learned back in elementary school.
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star-5
Amazing tour!
Quinn_C
, Sep 2020
It was very nice! We learned a lot about the tea party. It felt like we were actually participating in the act! We got to throw some tea off the boat!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you for sharing your experience with our interactive museum. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again.
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star-5
Super Fun and Educational!
theresa_r
, Aug 2020
We loved it! Was a great mix of fun and educational. Our kids are ages7, 9, 11 and 12. Such a great hands on experience! We also did the tea tasting after and it was fun to sit in the cafe and drink the different teas! The tea master was very good at explaining the teas!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
We are so glad you thought your tour was a fun and educational. Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon.
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star-5
Great
Ellen_Z
, Aug 2020
It was great, with everything going on. It would have been nice to tree the tea before I purchased it to see if I liked any.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
We love to hear from guests like you! Thank you for stopping by and reviewing.
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star-5
Great experience
slitval
, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience. Great guides. Informative and fun. Would recommend to friends and family. Don't miss it!
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Boston tea party
LAURENCE M
, Dec 2019
Very entertaining and good couple of hours spent . Staff were pleasant and knowledgeable in regards of dates and what actually happened
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Product code: 5650TEA

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