Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

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Boston Tea Party: Ships & Museum Interactive Tour

1. Boston Tea Party: Ships & Museum Interactive Tour

Be part of the famous event that changed the course of American history on a unique and interactive Boston Tea Party Museum tour. Meet live characters, see authentically restored tea ships, and learn about the people and events leading up to the American Revolution. Take a handbill from one of the colonists and find out what part you’ll play. Hear the story of the night of 16 December 1773 in the Meeting House and receive your own Mohawk disguise before the march to Griffin's Wharf begins. Experience first-hand the thrill of throwing a crate of tea into the sea, and explore fully restored replica ships dating from the 18th century. Inside the museum, travel back in time with the 3D holographic characters and watch British soldiers and colonial patriots argue right before your eyes. Then experience the battle inside the giant wraparound theater for a complete history lesson.

Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

2. Boston: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Climb aboard Boston’s charming orange and green Old Town Trolley and visit more than 100 points of interest in the city at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom to hop on or off all day and discover the Cradle of Liberty’s many sights and attractions. From December to March, choose between the 1-day (silver), 2-day (gold), or 3-day (platinum) ticket options. From April until November, choose between the 1-day (silver), 1-day with harbor tour (gold) or 2-day with harbor tour (platinum) options. What better way to see Boston than by both land and sea? The Boston Trolley tour covers all the major areas including downtown, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, the theater district, and the waterfront. Friendly conductors narrate the tour, offering a fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. There are 18 stops conveniently located close to over 100 points of interest in Boston, these are: • New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace • Historic North End • USS Constitution/Charlestown Navy Yard • North Station/TD Banknorth Garden • Trolley Stop Store/ Theater District • Cheers 'The Original' • Copley Square/ Newbury St. Boutiques • Christian Science Plaza/ Symphony Hall • Copley Place Shopping Galleries • Back Bay and Hynes Convention Center • Charles Street/ Antique Row • Boston State House/ Boston Common • South Station/Boston Tea Party • Boston Convention and Exposition Center • Liberty Wharf • Seaport District All ticket options include discounted admission to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.

Boston, Harvard & Cape Cod Self-Guided Audio/Driving Tour

3. Boston, Harvard & Cape Cod Self-Guided Audio/Driving Tour

Start in the city of Boston and walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War heroes. Hear the story of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride and relive the fight for American Independence with a self-guided walking tour of Boston’s Freedom Trail. Immerse yourself in the stories of the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and the Sons of Liberty as you stroll along Boston’s scenic Harborwalk. Uncover Boston's historic and storied past while enjoying its beautiful harbor views between South Station and Long Wharf. Then, travel to the city of Cambridge outside Boston and explore the heart of Harvard University's campus at Harvard Square. Use the app to take a self-guided walking tour that covers must-see campus sights like the John Harvard Statue, Widener Library, and former dorm rooms of famous alumni like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Natalie Portman, and more. Next, discover Cape Ann with a self-guided driving tour along the scenic waterfront. Enjoy the vistas, beaches, and natural beauty of the New England coastline at your own pace. Visit the famous Fisherman's Memorial, beautiful Beauport, all while diving into the stories of Massachusetts of days past. Continue to Cape Cod and see its quintessential lighthouses and sandy beaches. As you drive, learn more about the Cape’s seafaring traditions, Pilgrim history, and miles of beautiful beaches. From Barnstable to Provincetown, visit Nauset Lighthouse, First Encounter Beach, Marconi Station, and more.

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What people are saying about Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 189 reviews

All bus drivers were great tour guides. Pay attention to all of them. They really do have some great knowledge to share. Our first tour started with Foxtrot (laugh at his jokes they say lol). Our next bus had "J." She was fun. And make sure you say "gahden" when you want to hit up the arena and are asking for directions. She says you might get sent to a garden instead \.o./ . Last bus we took with Ginger. She was super sweet fun to talk to. Even though she said she had only been doing the tours for a short time she was a trunk full of knowledge and shared as much of it with us as she could. Including a not so well known fact. The second state bird is called the "Construction Crane." (Badum Tiss) Overall a great experience and when we visit Boston again we are most definitely getting tickets for this tour. Its a must if you want to see the sights and gain some knowledge while you're in town.

Can't go wrong with Boston. My favourite city. Best city on earth. The bus is every 20 minutes from stops all over Boston so you can hop off anytime and see all of the city. The drivers Bear and Irish, were very knowledgeable and funny at the same time. Would do again even to get around Boston.

What a great way to explore Boston with little kids! We took our 3 and 4 year old along with their double stroller that we could fold up and bring onboard or else have the driver store in a compartment. It was also super-easy finding and getting to the trolley stops. I highly recommend.

Our second time in Boston and this had to be on our itinerary again. The town hall meeting is always a blast (especially if you love acting), and for such a small location, they sure pack a lot of variety into a one-hour visit.

Is a great experience, lot of history details I don't know, great for all ages , I recommend it a ready to some friends.