Fodor's Expert Review Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Downtown Boston Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

This lively museum offers an interactive look at the past in a place as close as possible to the actual spot where the Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773. Situated at the Congress Street Bridge where Griffin's Wharf once was, 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 under construction with no firm date set for opening). The museum is big on visitor engagement. Actors in period costumes greet patrons, assign them a Colonial persona, and then ask a few people to heave boxes of tea into the water. Inside, there are 3-D holograms, talking portraits, and even the Robinson Half Tea Chest, one of two original tea chests known to exist. Outside, you can explore the replicas of the ships, meet reenactors, or drink a cup of tea in Abigail's Tea Room, which... READ MORE

This lively museum offers an interactive look at the past in a place as close as possible to the actual spot where the Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773. Situated at the Congress Street Bridge where Griffin's Wharf once was, 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 under construction with no firm date set for opening). The museum is big on visitor engagement. Actors in period costumes greet patrons, assign them a Colonial persona, and then ask a few people to heave boxes of tea into the water. Inside, there are 3-D holograms, talking portraits, and even the Robinson Half Tea Chest, one of two original tea chests known to exist. Outside, you can explore the replicas of the ships, meet reenactors, or drink a cup of tea in Abigail's Tea Room, which has one of the best views around.

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Museum/Gallery Historical Fodor's Choice Family Local Interest–Sight

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Boston, Massachusetts  02109, USA

www.bostonteapartyship.com

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