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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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Overview

Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this self-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
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Live Narrated Guided Tour
Port pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Museum open Thursday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Museum closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and subject to closures for private events.
306 Congress St , 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
5/31/2021 - 6/5/2023
Monday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Join the Sons and Daughters of Liberty and relive the night of December 16, 1773. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is an interactive, guided experience where you will be a part of the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution. Board 18th-century replica sailing ships brig Beaver and Eleanor, and join the countrymen in tossing the tea into the sea! View the only known surviving tea chest from that fateful night, the Robinson Tea Chest. Transport back in time while viewing the multi-sensory film "Let it Begin Here", where you will be a part of Paul Revere's midnight ride and be placed into the battle where the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired. Complete your experience with a stop in Abigail's Tea Room at the end of your tour to enjoy some tea time. MUSEUM CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ALL guests must check in with the ticket booth with their voucher to receive a tour time, depending on availability. Your voucher does not guarantee a tour time. Due to capacity restrictions, entry to the museum is on a first come, first serve basis and it is recommended to check in early.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • MUSEUM CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission.

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star-4
"Experience the Boston Tea Party! Fie on those Englishmen!"
Suzanne_J
, May 2022
I thought the presentation with the re-enactors was fun and informative. They were very good; especially the girl was so believable. I recommend all tourists to Boston, especially if there are kids, to take time for this experience. It was one of my favorite venues we did while there.
star-5
Great educational fun
Jacqueline_J
, May 2022
This was one of our favorite tours in Boston, the actors really put you in a place of authenticity, it's funny, informative and worth the money.
star-5
Fantastic tour!
Dianne_A
, May 2022
Fantastic tour! Fun, interactive, and so much information about history. Really enjoyed the experience!
star-5
Boston Tea Party
Laurie_C
, May 2022
Loved it! Very interactive and great for the teenager. You have the best gift shop we found. We enjoyed it a lot!
star-5
Brings history to life and makes it fun, impressive, outstanding, fun, and worth every penny and your time!!
Leora_C
, May 2022
This was one of the best experiences I have had in a long time; especially post-Covid. All of the actors were outstanding! I especially loved how they were able to get the whole crowd participating and enthusiastic about the activities, which made everything so much fun. Actors are courteous, professional, and rather talented as they really made history come to life. I found the actress who played Ms. Elizabeth Bradley to be incredibly fun and loved how full of energy and passionate/enthusiastic she was. She made the tour! Don’t wait. It’s the best…this is an opinion coming from someone who has lived in Boston for almost eight years now.
star-4
The actual characters...
arlene_b
, May 2022
The actual characters playing the parts. It was very educational and fun The film at the end was educational.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Not Just For Tourists
Karla_E
, May 2022
Terrific journey through history. As a Boston native I rarely frequent local museums presuming I’ve seen it all. I made the excursion a surprise birthday gift for my boyfriend, a history buff. We both learned something new and admired the courage of the Sons of Liberty. A+ Trip
star-5
New perspective
Julie_B
, May 2022
That experIence made the actions of the patriots real; the chances they took and the sacrifices they made. Of course we know the outcome, but they did not. Thank you for giving me a new perspective.
star-5
Learned a lot
Lee_R
, May 2022
A wonderful experience - learned details about historical events I was aware of but now understand the events with greater depth. So glad we visited here.
star-5
A great time
LAURENCE_M
, May 2022
Performers very helpful and friendly . They also were very informative ,very good value . The show after was also very helpful as the friends were not sure the full story of the Boston tea party .
star-5
Best experience in Boston
Susan_O
, May 2022
If you only have the time and money for 1 experience this is the one to Tea Room with reasonable prices and the opportunity to taste all of the 5 different teas rhat were dumped the harbour that night to exploring the tea boat yo the 3D presentation it was educational and fun.
star-5
A great interactive museum!!
Beth_H
, Apr 2022
We really enjoyed the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum. The guides we very interactive and engaging. The tour was about 2 hours long (including the tea room at the end) and held both my kids (ages 7 &10) attention the while time. I would definitely recommend this museum if you are in the Boston area.
star-5
Wonderful Tour
David_G
, Apr 2022
Outstanding presenration by the costumed tour guides! Re-enacted parts by tourists attending added to the tour experience!
star-5
Amazing and worth the cost.
Tracy_G
, Apr 2022
The actors and costumes were amazing. I love the boat tour and movie. Highly recommend families with kids to visit.
star-4
Great learning experience...
Jessica_A
, Apr 2022
Great learning experience Loved the interaction. That was given and put in in kids terms to truly understand
star-5
Highly recommended
Matt_W
, Apr 2022
The general enthusiasm by the cast and crew, mixed with some light humor, made for a great experience. Very informative, and very well done.
star-5
Great Experience!
Athena_Z
, Apr 2022
Loved the interactive experience! It really felt like you were there! We’ll worth your time and money!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience
Bridget_R
, Apr 2022
What a great experience. The characters were amazing! We loved every part of it. The guides were knowledgeable.
star-5
Our family had a engaging...
Kylie_P
, Apr 2022
Our family had a engaging educational experience during our tour. The guides were enthusiastic and informative. We highly recommend!
star-5
Preteen to Patriarch trip
Todd_J
, Apr 2022
We booked the day believing we would just be stepping on board the ship , but what we experienced was far beyond what we anticipated. The meeting house scene, ship, movie , tour and tea house were all extremely enjoyable for a family spanning 12-82.

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