Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum
  • 1 hour
  • Offered in: English


Relive the most important event leading up to the American Revolution on this 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

What's Included

  • Live Narrated Guided Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Museum closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and subject to closures for private events.

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 306 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

This live-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.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • ALL guests must check in on-site 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Anyone not checked in within 15 minutes of their tour time may be considered a no-show and their seats may be re-allocated.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Excellent experience!! It’s a must!!
MariaPia_S, Apr 2024
The whole experience and how they make you live an important chapter of US history and of Boston. It’s a must, you have to be there to revive this chapter of the history.
Terry_L, Apr 2024
The employees brought the characters to life for my son. We had a lot of fun. Would recommend to someone visiting the area.
Immersive and creative a passionate account that makes you feel like a time traveller
Ravin_W, Apr 2024
The BTP crew brought history to life for my kids, they were not only riveted and engaged but the creativity using todays technology to bring stories to life in front of their eyes while still respecting the authenticity of the times brought old and new together on every level. Well done!
Very entertaining
Dreanne_B, Apr 2024
Staff were both knowledgeable and entertaining. Helped create a feeling of being there and experiencing the events. Both educational and informative.
Say yes to this tour!
Kim_K, Apr 2024
This tour was well worth the money and it was a great way to learn more about the early days of Boston and the American Revolution. Had a couple of surprises that I won’t give away, and it was all impressive and fun. Great actors as well.
Boston Tea Party
Jennifer_C, Apr 2024
Educational and fun interactive experience! Highly recommend if you are looking for something to do to fill time as it’s only about an hour long. Make sure to enjoy the tea room afterwards!
History brought to life
Alan_O, Apr 2024
The Boston Tea Party experience was a fun tour with facts presented in a fun way by presenters acting in character. The chance to throw a tea chest overboard and see an original tea chest that survives to this day. We finished the tour and went to Abigail's Tea Room (own cost) to try a selection of teas with a sandwich which was a tasty break
Enlightening and Engaging for all ages
Christina_G, Apr 2024
It was much more interactive than I expected. The simulated meeting led by Samuel Adams and the experience of dumping “tea” into the harbor was fun for sure.
Fun time!
Sam_K, Apr 2024
Fun time. Learned a lot. Good performance by the cast. Wasn't sure how the show would be before attending but in the end the show turned out to be great.
Highly recommend!
Jenny_L, Apr 2024
This was no boring museum experience! Very fun from start to finish as well as being interesting and informative. Highly recommend it.
Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party.
Rosemary_L, Apr 2024
We enjoyed the whole experience. Over all a fun event. Stop asking for more words then I want to write.
Tea party 2024
Linda_R, Apr 2024
Enjoyed this tour very much the guides were great and the boat was fun I would recommend this to everyone that goes to Boston
Shawna_G, Apr 2024
My 11 year old grandson had a wonderful time and so did I. The guides were very knowledgeable and interactive.
Spectacular performance
kurt_k, Apr 2024
Spectacular experience. The performers were splendidly in character. Well done with the timing of videos with performers. The active of participation was also well played. Five stars are well deserved.
Awesome Experience
Jeremy_R, Apr 2024
Best Experience in Boston!! Great interactive experience. The whole family loved it great introduction to the Beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Great story told in a fun way
Pippa_M, Apr 2024
This tour was great , so much animation to bring the story to life. Very informative told in a fun way. This would be my number 1 recommendation for a tour within Boston.
Rebecca_C, Apr 2024
The staff was amazing they made you feel like you really were apart of the Boston tea party! Having the interactive learning by throwing the tea into the harbor and the holographic characters really added to the experience! We really felt like we had committed treason! It was amazing. We stayed interested the entire time. The length of the tour is just enough! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Really Enjoyed
Rebecca_S, Mar 2024
This was a fun outing for our adult-aged family. We enjoyed the history and innovative tour experience. THe staff was great. I would have loved a tea sampler box in the gift shop to pick and choose several different kinds of tea rather than have to buy a complete tim of one kind.
Sarah_S, Mar 2024
Brilliant! So interesting and entertaining! Loved the real-life actors and the interactive nature of the experience! Lovely to have some hot tea at the conclusion.Well worth it!
Great Family Eperience
Tiffany_B, Mar 2024
My family loved the immersive experience and really enjoyed the story telling. The kids were tuned in the entire time.
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