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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum-MDP

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Learn how the historical experiences and important events around December 16th 1773, reinforced the way that the Boston Tea Party changed the lives of Americans forever. Climb aboard historic ships and throw tea into the sea!
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Age: 5-12 years. Under 5 are free.
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Come enjoy our new modified, safely self-guided experience, Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf”!


  • Journey back in time to the Famous Event that changed American History!
  • Visit Authentically Restored Tail Tea Ships
  • See the Robinson Tea Chest from the 1773 Boston Tea Party
  • Throw Tea into the Harbor
  • Visit Abigail's Tea Room and our Gift Shop
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Sense the emotion and determination of our forefathers who fought for our freedom and independence. Come enjoy our new modified, safely self-guided experience, Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf”!

The Boston Tea Party was “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.” The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is dedicated to telling the story of that fateful night of December 16, 1773.

Explore Griffin’s Wharf and board BOTH of our ships, the Eleanor and the Beaver. Throw the fated tea into Boston Harbor alongside our costumed historical interpreters and hear the dramatic events surrounding the “single most important event leading up to the American Revolution”. View the Robinson Tea Chest, the only known surviving tea chest from the Boston Tea Party and experience it’s amazing story. Huzzah for Griffin’s Wharf has been designed with social distancing in mind, and the majority of your visit will be spent outdoors.

Please note that due to safety guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will be operating at a significantly reduced capacity to allow for safe distancing, and some museum exhibits are currently not available for viewing.

In addition to the museum, visit our breathtaking Abigail’s Tea Room where you can enjoy freshly baked goods, a spot of tea and learn more about the types of tea thrown overboard in 1773. Learn about the proper brewing process. (Additional cost to enjoy Abigail's Tea Room Experience). And don’t miss our enchanting Gift Shop chock full of gems to bring back home!

Enjoy the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum® and relive the turning point in history that led to our independence and freedom as a nation.

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum®, is a registered service mark of Historic Tours of America®, Inc.

Operating Times

Tours will be available Thursday through Sunday only. Mondays will be added starting on May 31st. First entry at 10:00am - last entry at 4:00pm.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Closed for winter: January 4th - March 4th. Abigail's Tea Room open on operating days: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Reservation Notes

Tickets confirmed for date selected. This ticket does not guarantee a tour time. Due to capacity restrictions, entry to the museum is on a first come first serve basis. ALL guests must check in with the booth to receive a tour time, depending on availability.


1 hour

Booth Location

306 Congress Street (Congress St Bridge), Boston, Ma 02210

Nearest Intersection

Congress Street and Dorchester Avenue.


Parking garages available at 17th Farnworth and 11 Stillings

Age Requirements

Child's age: 5-12 years old. Under 5 are free.


For GROUPS (15 or more) -please call Group Sales at 617-531-6241 prior to your arrival in order to help better coordinate your group's visit and confirm tour time.
Abigail's Tea Room open Thurs through Sun: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Souvenir tea cup is available for purchase with a pouring of hot tea included. Bakery items, as well as other hot and cold foods are offered, cafeteria-style throughout the day, at a per-item price. Please call 617-531-6239 for more information. On occasion the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum may close early for special events.