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Tour code: 5650TEA
Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Choose a guide, if desired, then 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. There are interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and a gripping, multi-sensory documentary that’s not to be missed.

Highlights

  • 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
  • Enjoy a comprehensive experience that combines historic artifacts with cutting-edge technology
  • Explore one of the tall ships and see one of the two remaining tea chests from the Boston Tea Party

What You Can Expect

Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

Tall Ships in Boston

This tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum ushers visitors through virtual exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and traditional Boston museum exhibits. The tour provides the opportunity to participate in, 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.

This floating museum features actors in period dress, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and a gripping, multi-sensory documentary entitled “Let it Begin Here.” Meet the colonists, explore the ships and even dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did.

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

Inside the museum is a high-definition, 3D holographic at Griffin’s Wharf that makes visitors feel like they are on a Boston street in 1773. See the Robinson Half Chest, one of only two of the original tea chests that was dumped into the Boston Harbor that night.

Customer Reviews

Karen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was one of the best in Boston. So well done and interactive for kids. Love the holograms. KR, San Marcos, TX

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Engaging for kids and adults alike. I highly recommend this tour!

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was great. My wife never really understood all of the events of that part of our history. She does now and loved it. She even threw the tea in! Huzzah! Lot's of fun...a must do if in Boston.

pat.sue.cheek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was more than what I had expected! The performers did an fantastic job and were very informative. Everyone was helpful and friendly. I would do it again whenever in Boston.

Kyle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed this Very much! The guides were witty, the boats were neat, and the special effects in the movie and hologram rooms were awesome. This is a great taste of the political climate of Boston leading up to the Revolution. Me and my wife enjoyed it, and when we have kids some day we will take them here! The tea and scones afterward were exceptional - we might go back just for that!

Emilee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I am not as big a history fan as my husband, but we cannot stop telling everyone about how cool this museum experience was. It's so interactive, the staff put on an excellent show, and it's easy to stay engaged in the history lesson while learning tid bits about the lives of actual participants of the Boston Tea Party. Highly recommend for everyone, including childless 20-somethings like ourselves.

Donna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was one of the best tours in all of Boston.. Great for the whole family!

Paul P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

A well-staged intro to one of Boston's most notorious historical events. The actor/instructors were both entertaining and highly informative. The tearoom was also a pleasant break from the usual fast-food snack opportunities around the area. Our family left educated, amused, and quenched!

Herman C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was great..........our guide Priscilla was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about her subject matter that she really made you feel like you were in the time she was depicting.................I would recommend this tour to anyone..........

Lynne E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very informative and entertaining experience. Well worth the money. we were made to feel very welcome and part of the experience.

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