Before we entered the Tea Party Ship and Museum I told my husband, “I really don’t want to spend much time here. Max a half hour. Let’s look around quickly and then continue on. Don’t read everything…”
I was really taken by surprise when we began the tour. The guides were all dressed in clothing from the period prior to the Revolution and reenacted the meetings and the actual throwing of the tea into the sea. Everything was presented so interestingly, you wouldn’t know you were learning history.
Each visitor on the tour was given an identity of one of the men who took part in the Boston Tea Party with some personal details about him. After meeting to discuss the major tax issues, we headed out to the ship to dump the tea from the authentically restored ship into the sea.
The tour then continued on to the museum (no photos allowed in the museum) where you can view the only surviving tea chest from the Boston Tea Party, a 3D holographic exhibit and an award winning multi-sensory film that takes you through time until we became our own independent country.
Posted: October 26, 2017
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306 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
In Season: First tour: 10am, last tour: 5pm
Off Season: First tour: 10am, last tour: 4pm
Museum tours begin every 30 minutes.
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Approximate Distance from:
Brooklyn Bridge: 4 hours, 10 minutes
Lakewood: 4 hours, 50 minutes
Monsey: 3 hours, 40 minutes
Average Time Spent at this Location: 1 ½ -2 hours