Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Admission

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Admission to Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

From USD 34.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 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
    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 at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

Since I have lupus I can not stay in sun so I was allowed to sit in shade.
Even with the Covid restrictions it was worth every penny.


1,256 reviews
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Awesome cast and crew
Amber_V, Sept 2023
Such a fun and unique experience! Totally recommend this to anyone seeking first hand experience and knowledge about the revolution.
Historically Fun!!!!
Brenda_W, Sept 2023
Throwing the tea overboard, was a fun highlight! We enjoyed absolutely everything!!!! The characters were wonderful and made you a part of the experience!!!! I would recommend this to everyone that visits Boston! You will not be disappointed!
Brilliantly presented & very interesting
Tony_J, Sept 2023
Excellent way to get a sense of the history - the whole experience was very well presented. Audio visual presentation was great.
Worth a visit
Robert_M, Sept 2023
Great experience, suit all ages… definitely something to do while in Boston - good little gift store. All staff very passionate & friendly
Tea party
Diane_B, Sept 2023
Loved the characters who were very knowledgeable and entertaining! Experiencing life back then was great and participating in the history was great!
Boston Tea Party Tour Is Exceptional
Michael_C, Sept 2023
The tour guides were exceptional!!! The full presentation of this historical event was extremely well done and I highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Boston!!
So enjoyable worth trip from Staten island
Michael_l, Sept 2023
Enjoyed very much had fun person doing tour was excellent all safety was explained very very well worth trip from Staten Island thank you so much
Bruce_M, Sept 2023
Wonderful learning experience. With the price of admission! The actors were very professional and fun to watch!! Fantastic technology.
Well done!
Amy_B, Sept 2023
The actors did a wonderful job and the museum helped the history come alive. The experience was worth it. Well done!
Robert_S, Sept 2023
Great time, actors were amazing, ships were aweaome. Food was great. I recommend it to family Why do i need 100 characters
An experience in learning that engages all your senses!
Robbin_C, Sept 2023
Such a great delivery of the facts surrounding the Tea Party! So many fun interactive presentations made this the most fun AND the most informative experience of our 3day visit! The town hall meeting with Samual Adams in costume and each of us with a card of someone who was actually there was fun. And actually getting a chance to throw “tea” into the water off a boat was great! The “paintings “ on the wall having a conversation was beside engaging! And a hologram of two puritan women talking was intriguing. We loved seeing a surviving tea crate from that day! Yea sampling ended our day on a high. We ALL, young and old never lost interest! A job well done! Thanks “Tea Party Museum”!!
Was much more than expected!
Tom_M, Sept 2023
The experience was fun for all ages, and I liked the different ways the staff presented the history in so many different formats.
Informative and entertaining
Candace_P, Sept 2023
In the meeting room when we first started and the museum. The whole tour was wonderful especially the two young women who conducted the “show”.
Best Tour Ever!!
DiAnn_B, Sept 2023
Amazing interactive tour!! So much fun and so informative too!! Highly recommend anyone coming to Boston to do this!!
Great experience for kids and adults alike. I ‘re-learned ‘ some revolutionary history
Kerry_O, Sept 2023
The meeting room! The last remaining tea box and the list of all the patriots and how we found their names
Informative,visually spectacular
Elijah_F, Sept 2023
Very nice experience! Really cool visuals & enjoyed the participation aspect. Our guide was very informative and friendly. Huzzah Really made treason fun
Ain't no party like a Boston party!
Stephanie_C, Sept 2023
The most memorable part of this visit was the interactive videos shown inside the museum. This made it easy for everyone to understand part of the American history if you are unfamiliar with it. Also, everyone got the chance to participate in the throwing of the tea. Lastly, the gift shop has very good prices for souvenirs!
Pleasant Family Experience
Jackie_O, Sept 2023
A quick 1 hour overview of The Boston Tea Party with 2 kids age 10 & 13. Toured the ship, quickly tossed in the crates of tea, watched an informative video, and explored the gift shop. Not really a museum IMO, but it was enjoyable and informative. The guides wove in humor and shared a good amount of history. 1 hour was the perfect length. Enjoyed a scone and oatmeal cookie afterwards in their cafe.
Immersive and Educational
Kristina_B, Sept 2023
Such a fun experience from a colorful cast of characters! A very fun and educational experience. The tour guides were excellent!
Excellent experience!
Alison_T, Sept 2023
Very good tour. Extremely entertaining and informative. Highly recommend this tour. Staff are very friendly and play their parts with enthusiasm.

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