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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. Make your Boston itinerary with Klarna Trips to find out what to see and where to go.
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum reviews
It was a very hands on experience with a wonderful guide. Interesting and fun. Great experience, highly recommend visiting.
It was a very hands on experience with a wonderful guide. Interesting and fun. Great experience, highly recommend visiting. more »
We're a Canadian family with two little kids not rally familiar with US history. This museum painted the historical picture clearly in a way that was fully engaging for the whole family with actors...
We're a Canadian family with two little kids not rally familiar with US history. This museum painted the historical picture clearly in a way that was fully engaging for the whole family with actors... more »
I remember this from a visit as a child and it was jsut as cool now. In a nice part of the city with other things to do in the area. I learned about the events on this visit, something which I didn't.... more
I remember this from a visit as a child and it was jsut as cool now. In a nice part of the city with other things to do in the area. I learned about the events on this visit, something which I didn't.... more »
As soon as the doors opened 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour, each person was given a card describing someone who was present at the original Boston tea party. The actors are dressed in colonial attire and are kind, well-mannered, well-informed, and fun! Children as well as adults all seemed to have a great time; there was a great sense of camaraderie is though we were all in on the plot together! I appreciated the blend of hands-on experience, creative presentation and short films. There isn’t a lot to see in the museum in terms of quantity, but I felt I got my money’s worth in terms of the overall experience. I’m glad that I made the time for it. I did also pay just under four dollars for the tea tasting experience, sampling the five types of teas that were tossed overboard that fateful night. I enjoyed the novelty of the tea tasting.
We took two friends from the UK with us and they Loved it as much as we did! Great interactive live action environment with costumes!! We went into the belly of an old ship! Ridiculously cool! The media was high tech and well done… the Tea afterwards was delicious and the dining hall was just delightful. Loved all of the amazing things for sale in the gift shop! All around WELL worth the money, especially if you have kids, they Loved throwing the big tea boxes over the side of the ship! FUN!
Absolutely worth the money! Loved the actors in costume and being given a character to play. Photos are ok to be taken everywhere except in the museum. The story is animated in various ways and media. So cool. The tea is delicious- I bought some and other treats at the gift shop. Really spent a very enjoyable two hours here.
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is an interactive exhibit. When you first arrive, you are greeted by a cast member. Sam Adams was the cast member who greeted me upon my arrival. Next they show you into a meeting room where you are provided a card with the identity of a tea party participant. Some people get called during the reenactment to participate based on which historical figure they were. Samuel Adams gives an impassioned speech about taxation without representation and the plan is formed to throw the tea in the harbor. Next everyone is led down to the ship and can tour either the Eleanor or the Beaver which are replicas of 2 of the 3 ships involved in the Boston Tea Party. The culmination of the tour occurs when each person has a chance to “throw” tea into the harbor. There is a single wooden box that has survived and is on display inside the museum. The final aspect of the tour is a video on Paul Revere’s ride and the initial confrontation at Lexington. There is Abigail’s Tea shop where visitors can get a cup of tea or other snacks. They also have a large gift shop with a large variety of souvenir items. I highly recommend this museum and loved how interactive it is.
Amazing! Some actors dressed in colonial-era clothing relive and recount the historic moments that marked the Boston tea party revolt. Really very interesting to have the opportunity to relive this moment and learn a little more about one of the first historical moments that led to the American revolution and the country's independence. Really, the most interesting thing is the work of the guides who make the story come alive and during the entire tour they participate in the staging, making you feel like you are living in that historic moment. My son really loved tossing the tea box overboard! As I said, this way of making the visitor participate in the historic moment is very exciting and lively! I really recommend it! A museum with a proposal very different from many I've visited!
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