Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in Boston, MA

Historic Tours of America306 Congress StreetBoston, MA 02210
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What happened in December of 1773 in the Boston Harbor is known as one of the most important events in the history of the USA. It was on this night that a group of colonists became enraged, inspired and ultimately reacted to unfair taxation laws by throwing more than 300 crates of tea into the harbor.

The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773—and now you can travel back in time to be a part of all the action.

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum sits on a floating barge on the Congress Street Bridge. It includes authentically restored replicas of the original tea ships and an array of fascinating exhibits that are fully interactive. While you’re visiting, you’ll have the opportunity to witness dramatic reenactments by professional historians and even throw tea overboard as they did on that unforgettable night. Tour the museum to gain an understanding of what happened, how and why—and get a feel for how the patriots felt when they began their opposition to win America’s freedom.

See an original tea chest that has been passed down for generations dating back 230 years, experience the multi-sensory film “Let it Begin Here”, a one-of-a-kind epic film that brings you into all the action and even stop in for a cup of tea in Abigail’s Tea Room. Bring the children for an educational and entertaining look at American History like never before.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
In Season (April – October): First tour: 10am, last tour: 5pm
Off Season (November – March): First tour: 10am, last tour: 4pm
Museum tours begin every 30 minutes.
Abigail’s Tea Room
Open Daily
(Additional Cost)
In Season (April – October): 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Off Season (November – March): 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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raphaelr192
London, United Kingdom
"Super, fun tour. Don’t miss the superb tea room!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2019 NEW
The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum is superbly done. I was really impressed with the tour and the guides were excellent. A great mix of fun and facts. I loved their enthusiasm! The best thing was the tea room. Unbelievable home made scones, cakes and cookies. You also get to try the 5 Chinese teas enjoyed in colonial America and beyond! The staff and guides are so friendly. A joy all round and a must if your going to Boston!
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clstephens
Abilene, Texas
"Informational as well as entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2019 NEW
We didn't really have a plan as to what to do, so we decided to check out this museum. The interaction between the tour leaders and the visitors is a lot of fun, they are very knowledgeable and the experience left me with a better understanding of what happened and the timeline of events after the Tea Party. I would recommend this tour and museum to people while visiting the city.
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Mike M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Kitschy but fun & educational"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2019 NEW
The costumes, shouts of "huzzah!", old time names for guests, etc. are all very renaissance festival-ish, but it's good fun for all ages. After a church meeting led by Samuel Adams, guests tour a tea-laden East India ship and even get to throw crates of tea in to the harbor. Then they tour the adjacent museum to learn more about colonial times and see some actual Tea Party artifacts.
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ChuneKeat
Singapore, Singapore
"Simply amazing rich experienced "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2019 NEW
Superbly rich experience, characters well played for a rich experience with what happened during the times of the tea party raid itself
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artick81
"Entertaining with a splash of education"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
This was no tease. Some role playing by the audience which only went to highlight the humorous depiction by the actors. A great way to spend an hour or two.
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