Have you ever wondered what your life might’ve been like if you were alive during the American Revolution? You can find out at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum! This tour is more like an interactive play than a traditional tour. You become part of the Revolutionary crowd that rebelled against the British during the Boston Tea Party. You’ll learn a lot, and have a blast doing it!
Why You’ll Love the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Start your adventure in the The Meeting House, and listen to the arguments from some of history’s most notable people, like Founding Father Samuel Adams. After a rip roaring speech on the degrading taxes pushed upon you by the British, you’ll have a chance to fight for your own freedom by dumping a few boxes of tea overboard. Then, explore ships just like the ones that were raided by the Sons of Liberty. You’ll even get a chance to view one of the chests dropped overboard that fateful night in 1773. It drifted ashore, and has been carefully preserved for centuries.
In Griffin’s Wharf, you’ll fool your senses further with a 3D holographic, High Definition experience that brings you back to the streets of Boston in 1773.
Finish up with a few informational videos in the Minuteman Theatre that walk you through the rest of the events that led to the freedom of the United States of America from British rule.
If all that talk of tea makes you thirsty, head to Abigail’s Tea Room & Terrace, where you can participate in a tea tasting, munch on baked goods, and enjoy an array of food and spirits.
What Makes the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Special?
Want to participate in some cosplay? The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum encourages participants to dress in 18th century garb. Don’t worry if you don’t have an appropriate wardrobe on hand. They can provide you with an Indian disguise for the Tea Party reenactment.
What Else Is in the Neighborhood?
The area surrounding the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is a busy one! For a quick, affordable meal for the family, head down the block to Metro Food, a cafeteria style restaurant. In the mood for some seriously healthy fare? Head down Congress St. to Sweetgreen, a salad lover’s dream! If you’d like to do some more sightseeing, the Boston Children’s Museum is right next door. The Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport is just three blocks down the road, so you can book a suite with a kitchenette, featuring granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, for affordable cooking throughout your trip.
Who’ll Have the Most Fun at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum?
Everyone will enjoy recreating the Boston Tea Party with the actors at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, but let it be known it involves a lot of audience participation. Some adults may feel a little bit silly playing the part. Children will learn more about the Boston Tea Party here than from reading a textbook in class.