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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Tour the Boston Tea Party Museum

No event is more synonymous with America's quest for freedom than the Boston Tea Party. R-live the monumental event that changed the course of American history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Explore the interactive exhibits. Tour the restored 18th century sailing ships. Immerse yourself in the action with historical interpretations. Enjoy the multi-sensory documentary "Let It Begin Here" and explore historic artifacts.

Then catch your breath and indulge at Abigail's Tea Room, with an array of savory snacks, decadent fresh-baked goods, satisfying lunch items and spirits served with a dash of local history. You can even have a Boston Tea Party of your own with a sampling of the five types of teas tossed overboard back in 1773.

  • Prices
    • Senior/Student/Military - $25 (22.50 online)
    • Adult - $28 ($25.20 online)
    • Child (5-12) - $18.00 (16.20 online)
  • Hours
    • April - Oct.:
      First tour at 10:00 a.m.
      Last tour at 5:00 p.m.
    • Nov. - March:
      First tour at 10:00 a.m.
      last tour at 4:00 p.m.
  • Events
    • December Boston Tea Party Re-Enactment
    • Tavern Nights
    • HarborfestCelebration
  • Activities
    • Tours
    • Tea Parties
    • Interactive Exhibits
    • Minuteman Theatre

FAQs

  • Where is the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and how do I get there?
    Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is located on Boston's beautiful harbor, at 306 Congress Street. Enjoy spectacular city views from our the water's edge, while you relive the history of the early days of the American Revolution in fun and innovative ways. It's easy to get here no matter how you plan to arrive. Two nearby parking garages - Farnsworth Street Garage & Stillings Street Garage - offer discounted parking for Museum visitors. But if you prefer to leave the driving to someone else,  plan to get here by convenient public transportation? You can choose from the bus, subway and train from all points throughout the city, including Maverick, Sullivan Square, Wonderland, Alewife Station/Cambridge and Forest Hills.
  • How long is the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum tour?
    The tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in Boston will last about one hour and 15 minutes. Explore unique virtual exhibits, authentically restored tea ships, and historical exhibits that tell the story of the Boston Tea Party and the actions that led to the American Revolution.
  • Where was the Boston Tea Party?
    The Boston Tea Party took place on Boston Harbor on December 16, 1773. This historic event sparked the American Revolution when 342 chests of tea belonging to the British East India Company were thrown from ships into Boston Harbor by American patriots disguised as Mohawk Indians.
 

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