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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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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 - 12/18/2022
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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • MUSEUM CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY
  • 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
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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star-5
Boston Tea Party - An Unexpected Fun Tour!
Anirudh_S
, Dec 2021
When I booked the Boston Tea Party Museum Tour, I thought it would be just a casual stroll through the museum. But it turned out to be quite a surprise! From the very beginning, all the actors (sorry I am bad with names!) were amazing. From the reenactment of the town meeting to the very end of this one hour romp through boston's history was fun and informative. Especially I liked the enthusiasm of the lady who welcomed us to the whole experience as well as the lady on the ship (she was funny). If you are travelling to Boston..you should experience the reenactement of the day when the Tea Party happened!
star-4
Great Tour..... bad tour description.
Karin_P
, Nov 2021
This tour was really good. It was not at all what I was expecting as the description on the Viator site is inconsistent. In the larger description it says it’s a self guided tour. It is not. It also does not mention that tours start at specific times. You purchase a ticket for the day expecting to go in and do a “self guided tour” and arrive there to find that there are tour times and a full reenactment and guided tour. The tour itself was very good. Highly recommend it. The Viator description needs to be updated so people understand how the tour works.
star-5
Fun experience
Cheryl_F
, Nov 2021
It was a quick, informative, and fun experience. I like how it was somewhat interactive. The kids enjoyed it as well.
star-5
The actors were great...
Teresita_A
, Nov 2021
The actors were great really made the experience authentic. Very informative and we had a lot of fun acting like rebels.
star-5
Great Tea Party Exhibit
Cathleen_D
, Nov 2021
The ship was amazing and the reenactment. Loved virtual King picture it was a surprise. I will highly recommend this exhibit. Thank you.
star-5
If you go anywhere, go here
Zachary_W
, Nov 2021
Only giving this place five stars because it wouldn't allow me to give it all fifty. The staff are incredible, experience is amazing, and tye tea party museum is one of the most unique experiences I've had. My #1 recommendation of where to visit while in Boston!
star-5
One of the best tours yet!!
Nitu_R
, Nov 2021
The most memorable part of this experience was the look on my daughter’s face and excitement she had throwing tea into the water. She is studying the Boston Tea Party in school and this brings it all to life. The actors were amazing as well and it was interactive with each of us being a member at the meeting house.
star-4
Very entertaining
Steven_Y
, Nov 2021
Enjoyable ..worth going to For an interesting and fun Experience.wholeheartedly would recommend for a nice time
star-5
RSVP YES FOR THE TEA PARTY!
Andrew_H
, Nov 2021
Truly satisfying and thoroughly delightful, immersive EXPERIENCE! So well done and presented. You will learn, laugh, and be deeply moved by the history shared here. And do not miss the beautiful Tea Room. My first time to Boston and cannot recommend this highly enough.
star-5
Tea
Darlen_D
, Nov 2021
Dumping the tea into the water. The history lessons were great. I enjoyed learning about New England.

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