Boston Sights

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

After a lengthy renovation, the museum reopened in the summer of 2012 at the Congress St. Bridge where Griffin's Wharf was, the actual spot where the Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773. Visitors can check out The Beaver II, a historic reproduction of one of the ships forcibly boarded and unloaded the night Boston Harbor became a teapot, along with a reproduction of the Eleanor, another of the ships (the third ship, the Dartmouth, is slated to be built in 2014). The museum is big on interaction. Actors in period costumes greet patrons, and after assigning them a colonial persona, ask a few people to heave boxes of tea into the water. Inside, there are 3D Holograms, talking portraits, and even the Robinson Half Tea Chest, one of two original tea chests known to exist. Outside, you can explore replicas of the ships, meet re-enactors, or drink a cup of tea in Abigail's Tea Room, which has one of the best views around.

Sight Information


Fort Point Channel at Congress St. Bridge, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109, United States

Sight Details:

  • $25 (check website for discounts)
  • Daily 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


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