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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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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
Museum open Thursday through Monday. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Museum closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and subject to closures for private events.

Departure Point

306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

Departure Time

5/31/2021 - 10/7/2022
Monday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This self-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.
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
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  • 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.
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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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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What is the maximum group size during Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Boston tea party
, Sep 2021
Very interesting tour Characters lively and stayed in character at all times! Interactive with guests on tour
Not to be missed!!
, Sep 2021
Was expecting this to be a bit cheesy but I WAS WRONG! This is FANTASTIC!!!! Well done, well done. Not to be missed.
Great/Fun learning experience
, Sep 2021
This tour was amazing! Seriously the best tour I've taken in New England to date. The story, the walkthrough, the actors. It was really well done.
Not so much
, Sep 2021
Not my thing. Too much hokey audience participation. Ok for families with kids. Adults expecting a thoughtful understanding of the Tea Party events - not so much. (Also, unfortunate link to current political “Tea Party” unrest.)
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We were sorry to read you did not enjoy our interactive museum experience. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
It was great! I highly...
, Sep 2021
It was great! I highly recommend this show and museum. The actors and actresses were educational and fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent tour
, Sep 2021
All of the tour especially when the figures were on pictures we’re talking. I think all of the actor’s we’re excellent
Needed smaller group and more time.
, Aug 2021
We enjoyed this experience, especially costumed patriots Phyllis Wheatley and Samuel Adams. They were awesome! The video presentations, especially the dialogue between Sam Adams and King George and the battle scenes, were informative and moving. The museum lost a star in logistics Our group was so big that by the time the back half of the group actually entered the cargo hold of the boat, the information provided by the Guide was over and we had missed it. We were shown interesting artifacts and pictures in one of the rooms, but were herded along to the next room before we could look at them.
Exceeded our expectations...
, Aug 2021
Exceeded our expectations in every way! The guides were amazing and the museum was interesting and engaging for all ages. Totally worth it!
Excellent place got kids
, Aug 2021
I went with my 11 years older daughter, we both loved it They way they have used new technologies for the show, was very interesting
Cannot Recommend Enough!
, Aug 2021
This experience is AWESOME!! The acting, the costumes, the content are all so good. You really feel as if you’re a part of that eventful night, and seeing the Robinson tea chest was so cool!

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