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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

306 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts

The Basics

A visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is an immersive experience: Visitors first head to the Meeting Room and receive a disguise, then march to the wharf and board one of the replica ships throw a crate of tea overboard. After you’ve helped start the revolution, head to the museum to see actors recreate the debates that followed the tea party, enjoy a documentary, and see historic artifacts.

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
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$29.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Tea party....informative and fun!
Wonderful experience! The reenactment really helped to put things into perspective. Would like to have spent more time here.
Hali_R, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

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Nice vacation
Shawn_N, Jul 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Nice And clean city. Great historical aspect. Good food and nice people. Everything within walking distance.
star-5
1773 fun facts & history!
Nancy_R, Apr 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Loved it! We had heard good things and it was all true. You are guided through the museum in short performances by the educated staff playing the parts of 1773 people. Very COVID safe. We had a beautiful day in which to see the ships and surrounding Boston. It was one of the best learning experiences that we did. Fun for kids & adults.
star-5
History made interesting
Sue_L, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
This was very interesting and I loved the passion shown by the players. The tour of the ship was interesting and throwing tea overboard.
star-5
Amazing interactive experience
Carol_S, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Wonderfully done. Loved the videos and to experience the confined nature of the ship’d cargo and living quarters was eye opening and claustrophobic! I can’t imagine being on a ship like that, crossing an ocean.
star-5
Overboard
Vickie_R, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Very educational experience! Wonderful lesson in true American history fighting for our freedom. Throwing the tea bags into the river. Great staff and videos!
star-4
The best kind of tour - done on one’s own time!
Marc_V, Aug 2021
Boston Harborwalk and Tea Party Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
The tour guide’s narration. Excellent, clear, just enough detail to absorb along the way. Duration of tour perfect - built an appetite for lunch in the area!
star-5
Fantastic museum!
Kevin_P, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Our guide was great, the video was outstanding, but throwing the tea was the best! Our founding fathers (and mothers) had so much more courage than us!
star-5
Very enjoyable
Patricia, Aug 2021
Boston Harborwalk and Tea Party Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
I loved learning the history of Boston and seeing the sites at my own pace. I highly recommend this.
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Boston Tea Party Museum
Jessica_P, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
I enjoyed the tour overall and liked the tea room at the end. I liked the actors and thought they did a nice job but I was hoping to see more historical items other than just the acting and the movie. The seaport is a beautiful area and overall I’m glad we went in the museum.
star-5
Must experience The Boston Tea Party reenactment
Joanie_C, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
This was a fun interactive experience that's great for everyone! The actors were great and really got our crowd going! I thought the museum was done very well. It was surely unique and a must see!
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Wife trip
Nathan_P, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
I endured it. My wife loved it. I liked examining the replica ship and imagining a trip across the Atlantic in this vessel.
star-5
Feel like a kid again
Leandra_F, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
It was fun to do an interactive history lesson I wish I could do more things like this. Definitely squeeze this is while in Boston

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors can only enter the museum on a guided tour; book ahead to reserve a spot.

  • Purchase tickets online for extra savings.

  • The museum includes a gift shop as well as a tea room; you can access both without a ticket to the museum. The tea room hosts monthly tavern nights that include period music, food, and drink.

  • Photos are not permitted inside the museum exhibits.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located on the Congress Street Bridge, on the Fort Point Channel. To reach the site via public transportation, take the MBTA Red Line to South Station, the number 7 bus to Summer Street at Melcher Street, or the Old Town Trolley to stop 15. There is discounted parking for museum visitors at the Farnsworth Garage and the Stillings Garage.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily all year round from late morning until early afternoon, with slightly longer hours from April through October. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Tours last about one hour and begin every 30 minutes. Allow yourself extra time if you plan to visit the gift shop or tea room.

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Attractions at Fort Point Channel

After visiting the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, head to some of the other popular attractions at Fort Point Channel, such as the Boston Children’s Museum, the Boston Fire Museum, or the Institute of Contemporary Art. The area is also close to the Seaport, the Financial District, and Faneuil Hall and is part of the 43-mile (69-kilometer) Boston Harborwalk, which connects the city’s waterfront neighborhoods.

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