Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

1 Hour
Group Activity
Moderate

From (USD) $28 Per Adult / $18 Per Child

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

1 Hour
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From (USD) $28 Per Adult / $18 Per Child

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      Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

      Boston, Massachusetts, USA
      From (USD) $28 Per Adult / $18 Per Child
      Highlights
      • The Beaver and Dartmouth: Walk the same decks as the Sons of Liberty on the actual ships they raided. Grab a crate, heave it over the side, and keep an eye out for redcoats.
      • Minutemen Theatre: All but smell the musket fire, watching Let It Begin Here on a giant wrap-around movie screen.
      • Robinson Tea Chest: Found in the sand by a young colonist the next day, this is one of only two surviving tea chests of the 340 dumped in the harbor on December 16, 1773.
      About this Boston, Massachusetts tour

      "If war is what they want, let it begin here." So said Samuel Adams at the Old Meeting House, pounding his fist on the pulpit in anger over Britain's tea tax and inspiring a crowd of colonists to raid the cargo ships in the harbor. This tour lets you join the party.

      The Beaver and Dartmouth look exactly as they did on that cold December day in 1773 – and you, reenacting the "Destruction of the Tea," will don a disguise, march down the same wharf, and sneak aboard. Cast members in three-cornered hats and whalebone corsets chant "Lift high the crate of tea!" And the party that launched a revolution starts all over again.

      Some 46 tons of tea went overboard that day, enough to fill more than 18-million teabags. Similar protests followed throughout the colonies; it was bad for Britain's tea business, but good for the colonies' newspaper business, with sensational headlines keeping passions high until The Shot Heard Round The World in 1775.

      Only one person got hurt during the Boston Tea Party: A patriot named John Crane who was knocked unconscious by a falling tea chest, mistaken for dead, and hidden by fellow partiers under a pile of woodchips in a harbor carpentry shop. Americans have favored coffee ever since, and some still don't end a party until someone passes out.

      The sequel always disappoints

      In March 1774, just three months after the "Destruction of the Tea" (nobody called it the Boston Tea Party until 1826), patriots once again caffeinated the harbor by sending 60 disguised men onto another tea-laden ship. They forced the crew below deck and began dumping tea overboard, but could only find 30 crates – a drop in the bucket compared to the original event. 

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      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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