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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
star-4.5
$29.95 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun experience
It was a quick, informative, and fun experience. I like how it was somewhat interactive. The kids enjoyed it as well.
Cheryl_F, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Boston

star-5
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
Great Tea Party Exhibit
Cathleen_D, Nov 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
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
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
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
The actors were great...
Teresita_A, Nov 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
The actors were great really made the experience authentic. Very informative and we had a lot of fun acting like rebels.
star-5
One of the best tours yet!!
Nitu_R, Nov 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
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
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
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
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
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-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
Very enjoyable
Patricia_K, 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.
star-5
Tea
Darlen_D, Nov 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Dumping the tea into the water. The history lessons were great. I enjoyed learning about New England.
star-5
Fie fun
Don_F, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Great fun.. huzzah. Stomping feet. Boo.... A great time.. meet Samuel Adams and enjoy stepping back in history. The most fun times
star-5
Engaging and informative!
Thomas_B, Oct 2021
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission
Very engaging museum and tour. Our tour guide kept the group moving throughout the various portions of the tour which included multimedia presentations and live activities. The near 90 minutes kept our 9 year old engaged the entire time. A great way to experience the lead up to the American Revolution!

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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