Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

  • Duration:
    60 minutes
  • operating:
    Daily
  • VOUCHER: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

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The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will give you a comprehensive look into the days leading up to December 16, 1773, as well as this fateful day’s role in kick-starting the American Revolution. The museum combines historic and rare artifacts with cutting-edge technology to give you a real-life experience of what life was like in Boston during the 18th century. Spend your day wandering the museum and the exhibits at your leisure, or take advantage of the complimentary, one hour guided tours that leave every 30 minutes!Show More

Museum exhibits include: The Meeting House:See a reenactment of the evening of December 16, 1773, when patriots dumped the loads of British tea into the Boston Harbor.

The Tea Party Ships:Explore one of the tall ships: The Beaver, The Dartmouth and The Eleanor! Two of the three (The Beaver and The Eleanor) were docked in the harbor on the evening of the Boston Tea Party!

Griffin's Wharf: At Griffin's Wharf, take pictures with colonial cutouts and mingle with costumed patriots. The wharf played a crucial role in the Boston Tea Party protests and is a perfect place for photos of the tall ships and the Boston Harbor.

Holographic Tea Party Encounter: Enjoy a 3D experience that will make you feel as if you are on a Boston street watching colonists and British soldiers argue right before your eyes!

Robinson Half Chest: See one of the two remaining tea chests! This artifact, passed down from generation to generation, is one of two chests that survived the Boston Tea Party.

Minuteman Theatre: Watch the American Revolution unfold before you on the big screen!

Abigail's Tea Room: Quench your thirst at Abigail's Tea Room and enjoy a spot of tea (tasting not included). You'll also learn about the tea-brewing process.

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Details

Inclusions
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Guided tour
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drink
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Optional guided tours depart every 30 minutes
  • All guests must check in with the ticket booth and exchange their voucher for a tour time. Tours are on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved over the phone in advance.
Location
  • Departure Point: Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • Departure Time: During normal hours of operation
Highlights
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Reviews

  • Cyndi D
    (October 8, 2018)

    Great tour! Very informative and fun!

  • Michael Z
    (February 8, 2018)

    A truly amazing experience - prepare to take part in a reenactment of the famous night in 1773 where the tea was thrown overboard! Interactive, insightful and a wonderful journey to help one understand the beginning of the American Revolution.

  • Christy M
    (January 5, 2018)

    Had a great experience on an extremely cold day! There were only 3 of us on a day the harbor was actually frozen, but we still got to throw the tea boxes overboard AND all the guides were enthusiastic and put on a GREAT show. It was full of well presented and informative exhibits and even a well produced movie. I even felt pretty patriotic by the end! Great family fun.

  • Karen B
    (October 3, 2017)

    We loved this tour! It was so fascinating, historical and tons of fun! Great value for the tour

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  • Alex S
    (October 2, 2017)

    A great half-day out in Boston, and an interesting way to learn more about American history and the part Boston played in it.

  • Theresa S
    (September 29, 2017)

    This was the best part of our 8 day stay in Boston. The actors with time period costumes made everything so real and memorable.

  • Linda T
    (September 13, 2017)

    I've taken a bunch of touristy trips through the Boston area but I have to say that this was one of my favorites. So, so interesting to stand on the spot where the Boston Tea Party took place and learn about all that was going on at the time. It really does bring back all of those patriotic feelings. Love this country!

  • Sandy O
    (September 11, 2017)

    The interaction we had with the characters dressed in period clothing was so much fun. We each received a description of who we were back then and some of us even got lines. Sampling the teas int he tea room was just what the doctor ordered on a rainy day, plus the food was amazing. Highly recommended

  • FEDERICO R
    (August 19, 2017)

    The representation of what happened by real time persons was great message was clearly communicated and we were able to see and hear what happened on that day. The tour of the ship and the actual throwing overboard of the tee added a real time dimension to the tour. Well done. Awesome. Great experience for adults and children.

  • debbierichter801
    (August 5, 2017)

    Loved this! So interactive with the audience. Our granddaughter got to throw tea in the harbor and seeing all the guides and helpers dressed in costume helped bring everything to reality.

  • Sandra S
    (June 29, 2017)

    This tour was awesome. I truly enjoyed it.

  • Trudy D
    (June 5, 2017)

    Very well done. The players make the experience really interesting and it was great fun to be on the ship and throw the tea overboard. A great trip.

  • themcardles
    (May 29, 2017)

    well worth the price.

  • Doris G
    (March 26, 2017)

    Very educational and fun

  • Stella R
    (December 4, 2016)

    Great fun! All the staff were great,worked really hard to make this a fun,entertaining,interesting experience.Great way to learn all about this important time in history.Being British,we loved it!

  • ALAN W
    (October 25, 2016)

    Brilliant! We went early in the morning for the first session and although pricey the whole experience was led by real experts who brought history to life. Don't forget to try the tea shop afterwards where there are costumed experts to answer any questions - this was a welcome rest and added to the whole thing. A must in Boston.

  • Christine W
    (October 24, 2016)

    Interesting facts done by a great acting staff

  • chay.keogh
    (September 29, 2016)

    Brilliant. Well acted, informative, crowd interaction... and a feather. The smallest point is you do get rushed through the small museum area which would have been good to read a few biogs of the paintings

  • jnwenkalman
    (September 12, 2016)

    Very informative. The tea box saved by the family that came from the ship was interesting. All very good but would have been nice to have some sitting at section where the women were on hologram. By that time we had been standing for a long time and being older it would have been nice to have a sitting area.

  • roberta.howard
    (September 8, 2016)

    this was our first tour when we arrived and i am glad I did it the first day. set the tone for the entire rest of the trip and it was wonderful!!! i would have done this one twice!!!

  • Michael M
    (August 26, 2016)

    Enjoyed the presentation and Mercy was great, thank you.

  • Frederick N
    (August 17, 2016)

    Very enjoyable. Grand children learned a lot of history. Good videos.

  • Kathy D
    (August 1, 2016)

    very enjoyable...

  • Jeff R
    (July 31, 2016)

    The actors were very convincing and got the audience involved.