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“Good way to get kids interested in history”

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Ranked #26 of 422 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It’s more than a stroll through historic artifacts – it’s an adventure! Located on the Congress Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts, this floating museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel. Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773. Stop in at Abigail’s Tea Room for teatime and visit the Gift Shop for special souvenirs. It’s educational, entertaining and enlightening — an experience not to be missed by adults and children of all ages. Your tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will last approximately one hour and will take you through a variety of displays that are interconnected. The tour is designed to give you the opportunity to participate, explore and learn about the people, events and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago.
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is an excellent representation of the tea party. Actors in period costume do a great job presenting information about this historical event. You can even throw a crate of tea into the harbor. I highly recommend this activity.

Thank DTP1952
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

It was crowded, not educational, and not even a museum. I can not believe that this floating piece of rubish has such positive reviews. You are better off throwing $30 into the harbor than going to the Boston Tea Party and Ships Museum.

I am big fan of museums and historical attractions, especially in Boston. I figured I should check out the Boston Tea Party Museum despite the hefty entry fee. I regret that decision.

We were in a large group with 20+ middle schoolers. The kids were constantly interrupting the actors and fighting with each other. The kids certainly had a negative impact on our visit. Even without the the large group of loud kids, this would have been a let down. Most of the "tour" of the "musuem" is actaully premade movies. Only a few minutes are actually spent on the boat. The boat portion is also not really a reenactment.

There are many other museums and attractions in Boston that are far superior to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Do yourself a favor, and avoid the Boston Tea Party and Ships Museum.

Thank Maria D
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

The Boston Tea Party Museum is so well done. The actors/actresses just made the whole experience. They truly made you feel like you stepped back in time to the evening of the tea party. My kids (ages 14, 12 and 10) loved being able to throw the tea overboard. My only negative comment would be the price for the museum. I think it is a bit high for the experience.

Thank cindyaryan
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Boston tea party museum with our son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren while visiting them in Boston. I loved the acting and the enthusiasm of the actors! It was very entertaining! I loved the holograms of the two women talking. I had a hard time being able to tell if they were real women or not! Only drawback was the price per adult at $28. There’s so much history in Boston though, it’s really a once-in-a-lifetime trip so you want to just see it all! We absolutely loved our visit there!

Thank cindyt_93
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

What a fun way to learn about the Boston Tea Party! And so well done! I was very impressed with the museum! The "actors/actresses" were very good and went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time!

Thank mdevries
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