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  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:  Flexible
Step back in time and see how the Boston Tea Party changed American history! This Boston museum details the series of events leading to December 16, 1773, and then goes on to demonstrate how that fateful day kickstarted the American Revolution. At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, spend your day exploring three of the famed tall ships, sipping tea at Abigail's Tea Room, wandering the museum exhibits on your own, taking advantage of a complimentary guided tour and more!


  • 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 three 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

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will give you a comprehensive look into the days leading up to December 16, 1773, as well as this fateful day’s role in kick-starting the American Revolution. The museum combines historic and rare artifacts with cutting-edge technology to give you a real-life experience of what life was like in Boston during the 18th century. Spend your day wandering the museum and the exhibits at your leisure, or take advantage of the complimentary guided tours that leave every 15 minutes starting at 9am!

Museum exhibits include:
The Meeting House:
See a reenactment of the evening of December 16, 1773, when patriots dumped the loads of British tea into the Boston Harbor.

The Tea Party Ships:
Explore three tall ships: The Beaver, The Dartmouth and The Eleanor! Two of the three (The Beaver and The Eleanor) were docked in the harbor on the evening of the Boston Tea Party!

Griffin's Wharf:
At Griffin's Wharf, take pictures with colonial cutouts and mingle with costumed patriots. The wharf played a crucial role in the Boston Tea Party protests and is a perfect place for photos of the tall ships and the Boston Harbor.

Holographic Tea Party Encounter:
Enjoy a 3D experience that will make you feel as if you are on a Boston street watching colonists and British soldiers argue right before your eyes!

Robinson Half Chest:
See one of the two remaining tea chests! This artifact, passed down from generation to generation, is one of two chests that survived the Boston Tea Party.

Minuteman Theatre:
Watch the American Revolution unfold before you on the big screen!

Abigail's Tea Room:
Quench your thirst at Abigail's Tea Room and enjoy a spot of tea (tasting not included). You'll also learn about the tea-brewing process.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Just wow....very impressed!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was fantastic! A good history review along with a fun and enjoyable way to present it. I recommend this to everyone! Pat Takacs

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Actors are most realistic and engaging. History abounds through this captivating reinactment.

Wendy Michelle M
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Best tour we did in Boston.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Absoutely fantastic. Well done :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This is an interesting museum, there is lots of history here, it is a must to visit.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

very educational. Most enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Excellent tour really entertaining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Best tour ever. Awesome amazing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great concept. It was fun being drawn into the mood. Each participant is given a character and the guides conduct the tour 'in character' themselves. What a great living history lesson. If you are in Boston, don't miss it.

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