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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

Boston, United States

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  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this 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

What's Included

  • Live Narrated Guided Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Museum closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and subject to closures for private events.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 306 Congress St
    306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This live-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.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ALL guests must check in on-site 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Anyone not checked in within 15 minutes of their tour time may be considered a no-show and their seats may be re-allocated.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Traveler Tips

Since I have lupus I can not stay in sun so I was allowed to sit in shade.
Even with the Covid restrictions it was worth every penny.


1,017 reviews
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Great Tour
Keith_J, May 2023
The actors did a nice job. They told a great story of what happened. We enjoyed our tour here. Would recommend.
Amazing experience!!
Loren_M, May 2023
So much fun. The audience participation made you feel like you were a part of history. Must do your.
Boston Tea Party
Fatemeh_N, May 2023
It was very educational tour, knowing history of the US in a very short time but to the point was interesting. Love the museum, well done and the tour guides were very knowledgeable.
Boston Tea Party an Excellent Tour
April_R, May 2023
The whole exhibit was good from start to finish. The actors/hosts stayed in character the while time and were excellent. My favorite part was in the portrait gallery. Worth the cost of admission for sure!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Must See
SanDee_V, May 2023
Loved the reenactments! It was interactive and fun! At the same time, it was touching and reignited our love of history and patriotism!
Must do in Boston!
Courtney_S, May 2023
Flora Gibbs did an amazing Job!!! This was well worth the money!!! Learned so much history and very interactive!! I would go back, kept the kids entertained as well! My favorite part of our Boston trip!
Fun and Educational
Melanie_R, May 2023
The character actors were wonderful, and their interaction with the group made it so much fun. Very educational and memorable!
Tea Party fun
Stephen_J, May 2023
Excellent tour with great narration from the guides who were also great actors . I would recommend this tour for kids and adults. Very good history lesson.
Will be back
Douglas_O, May 2023
Amazing actors for the history tour and the museum was just as amazing! Definitely will be back for another round of rebellion.
Boston Tea Party show
Clarence_L, May 2023
It’s worth experiencing the beginning of Americas freedom struggle. It’s a must do activity for tourists.
Tea overboard!
Patricia_E, May 2023
Great narrative on tour and learned a lot! I definitely recommend it as it was a highlight of our Boston trip!
Don't miss this tour!
Lisa_W, May 2023
Mike is knowledgeable and energetic! He truly makes history fun. It was awesome hearing some of the lesser-known back stories. What an amazing tour!
The guides were excellent...
Sasha_W, May 2023
The guides were excellent and really helped bring history to life. Very informative and fun! Finishing up in the tea room was also delightful. It was good to experience first hand the teas that were on the boats.
John_F, May 2023
The employees where so professional and made the event look real. From their acting you think back at what happened back then during the tea party revolution.
Fun even in rain!
Anna_Y, May 2023
The reinactments were great! It was not too crowded and it was very informative! Good even in bad weather
Goodie was great!
Shannon_K, Apr 2023
Goodie was an amazing host. Had so much fun! Very historically accurate and was great reanacting throwing the tea overboard
Tea party
laura_b, Apr 2023
The tour was wonderful. The audience participation was really cool. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who asks.
Great Tour & History Lesson!
Jason_B, Apr 2023
The actors were great, and it really walks you through that time in history. It’s not too long or too short of a tour, and it gives you a great, interactive lesson. I also wanted to say we had a 4:30 tour; however, our flight was late and they easily accommodated us in the 5:00 tour. I thought that was really great customer service. Thank you!
Mary_P, Apr 2023
It was very educational and fun for all ages!!! Would recommend it for anyone traveling to Boston!! The performance was amazing
Boston experience
Kim_J, Apr 2023
It was entertaining and educational. The tea room was wonderful with their fresh bakery. The employees do a great job impersonating old British characters.
Great experience
Steven_D, Apr 2023
I have lived in MA my whole life and never did this tour. I brought my wife and grandchildren. Every one loves it. The staff was great. I highly recommended this for kids and family. It’s fun while you also learn.
Boston Tea Party
Paige_L, Apr 2023
Great experience. The cast was great! Definitely worth the price. Cute spots for pictures as well and a nice taste of history.
A must tour while in Boston
Gene_B, Apr 2023
We were all impressed by the tour. We thought the boat and tea tossing would be the highlight, but there’s so much more. The period character actors were terrific and entertaining. Strongly recommended for all ages.
Great fun and a good way to learn about our history.
Virginia_B, Apr 2023
Very informative and fun to watch. Loved the museum with characters playing roles to help tell the story. Which there was a little more time in the museum so you could ask questions. Sometimes the moderator began speaking before you could make your way in to the next room/area.
Loved the tour!
Sarah_B, Apr 2023
We loved the storytelling experience. The actors were great and it was all easy to follow. Good for kids and adults!
So much fun
Suzanne_H, Apr 2023
The actors were terrific, and they brought the experience to life! Throwing the tea in the harbor was the most fun of the day. I also loved the "talking" paintings.
Better than we expected!
Jonathan_C, Apr 2023
We went with 3 adults and (9, 8, 6.) We had a good time. Kids enjoyed throwing the tea off the boat. Show was only an hour so it was perfect!
Victoria_N, Apr 2023
The living history actors were great, throwing tea overboard was great. I loved the whole experience. Timing was perfect; not too short, not too long.
A fantastic and interactive insight to Boston History! A MUST!
Joseph_W, Apr 2023
Fantastic experience! My son and I learned a lot, and had a blast! Thank you to the actors for making this educational AND fun! Highly recommend.
An experience you must see
Richard_M, Apr 2023
It was an impressive experience, the cast did a Phenomenal job and learned quit a bit about histories Boston Tea Party.


Product code: 5650TEA

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