Discovery American History at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Get fascinating insight into the most famous event that led to the American Revolution and changed the course of history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Enjoy an interactive living history experience at this top family attraction in Boston, including guided tours, interactive exhibits, artifacts, interpreters, recreated 18th Century ships, and the multi-sensory documentary "Let It Begin Here" that capture the spirit of defiance and freedom. Enjoy the one-hour guided tour through one of the best Boston history museums and legendary Boston Tea Party ships, the brig Beaver and ship Eleanor, and learn about this key moment in America's struggle for independence. Stop by Abigail's Tea Room to enjoy fresh baked goods, spirits, and the five teas thrown overboard at the Boston Tea Party.
Plan Your Visit
- Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm; Gift Shop and Tea Room, 9:30 am - 6 pm
- Adults: $34 - $38, depending on the day
- Children: $25 (3 - 12; 2 and under are free)
- Reenactments in 3-D
- Tavern Nights
- Guided Tours, 7 days a week, 10 am - 5 pm
- Minuteman Theatre
- 1773 Tea Chest
- Tea Party Ships
- Dining and Gift Shop
Guided tours of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum last approximately one hour to an hour and 15 minutes. The tour will take you through virtual exhibits, authentically restored tea ships, and the Boston Museum Exhibits that are all interconnected.
There's discounted parking at the Farnsworth Street Garage on 17 Farnsworth Street and the Stillings Street Garage on 11 Stillings Street. Boston Tea Party Museum visitors enjoy $2 off parking rates with a BTPSM ticket validation stamp.
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum allows guests to take photos and videos outside the museum up to the point when they enter the ships. At that time, all cameras and smartphones must be turned off.
Abigail's Tea Room & Terrace offers snacks, salads, sandwiches and seasonal soups, along with a variety of beverages including Sam Adam's beer and red and white wine.
Yes, as are the retail shop and Abigail's Tea Room, both of which are accessible without purchase of a museum experience ticket. Guests who are hearing impaired may request an ASL interpreter with advance notice of two weeks.