Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Boston

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A multisensory experience, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum presents one of the most important events in American history. Aboard restored ships, costumed performers reenact the Boston Tea Party's famous dumping of tea. After you've booted the tea overboard, visit an actor portraying Abigail Adams in her tearoom, where she will tell the story of husband John. Other exhibits use interactive technology to present Boston's rich history. Special events and programs, like Huzzah Tavern Night, take place on the ship throughout the year. Make your Boston itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • Can’t recommend this highly enough ! We had a range of ages from 20’s to late 60’s . A bit of grumbling when I bought tickets but when it was over,everyone thought it was great. You take part in... 
    Can’t recommend this highly enough ! We had a range of ages from 20’s to late 60’s . A bit of grumbling when I bought tickets but when it was over,everyone thought it was great. You take part in...  more »
  • If you enjoy history or at least want to learn more of it, this is a fun way to do it. It's somewhat interactive to place you in that time period which makes for an entertaining time. I would... 
    If you enjoy history or at least want to learn more of it, this is a fun way to do it. It's somewhat interactive to place you in that time period which makes for an entertaining time. I would...  more »
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  • Our family has a great time! We were a group of 8 including a 2 and 3 year old. We started in the gift shop which has a nice selection of merchandise including tea sets, replica ships, and great souvenirs for friends and family. When our tour began we went into the meeting hall and enjoy an interactive reenactment of the Sam Adams speech at the Old South Meeting house. The energy was amazing. Next it was into the ship to get an idea of what a ship might have felt like in revolutionary times. My daughters loved this part because they got to throw the boxes of tea into the river (it wasn't real tea but they didn't care). Next we went into the museum itself and we were all amazed at the holograms, 3D exhibit, and movie. I don't want to give anything away but I was impressed with the quality of technology, I didn't realize the holograms were holograms at first and the 3D exhibit caught me off guard with it's realism. At the end was a short movie and my 3 year old just kept asking questions because she was so into the whole experience. Finally, we exited into the tea room which we didn't try because we had other plans. The staff was amazing and I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
  • This was one of the coolest experiences! I majored in Political Science, so getting to see some of our American history come to life was a surreal experience. The actors do a fantastic job of guiding you back through time and they really know their stuff! You'll get the opportunity to board two life-sized, historically accurate ships and toss crates of tea overboard into the harbor (don't worry- they're fake and attached to the ships by rope, so you're not polluting the harbor!). Inside the museum they have amazing artifacts, such as the lone surviving tea crate from that fateful day in history and some of the tea-saturated water from the river, collected from some guy's boot (gross but cool)! The giftshop has a cool collection of novelty items, like samples of the 5 tea blends that were thrown overboard and cool Revolutionary War costume items, aside from the normal souvenirs, like postcards, shot glasses, snow globes, etc.

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