Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is dedicated to telling the story of December 16, 1773. http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/ Join Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty as we take part in the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution!
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Throw tea overboard from one of two fully-restored 18th century sailing vessels. See the Robinson Half Chest, one of only two known surviving tea chests from the Boston Tea Party of 1773. Be inspired by the award-winning film "Let it Begin Here". Come relive the famous night that forever changed the course of American History! Follow us on our other social media channels to stay up to date with al

Throw tea overboard from one of two fully-restored 18th century sailing vessels. See the Robinson Half Chest, one of only two known surviving tea chests from the Boston Tea Party of 1773. Be inspired by the award-winning film "Let it Begin Here". Come relive the famous night that forever changed the course of American History! Follow us on our other social media channels to stay up to date with al

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Happy National Moon Day! Did you know that the Boston Tea Party did not take place under a full moon?  Contrary to popul...
07/20/2021

Happy National Moon Day! Did you know that the Boston Tea Party did not take place under a full moon? Contrary to popular belief and centuries of artists’ renderings, the "destruction of the tea" happened under a waxing crescent moon in the southwest sky on December 16th, 1773. (Image by Cort Skinner for Spyglass Books, LLC.)

Happy National Moon Day! Did you know that the Boston Tea Party did not take place under a full moon? Contrary to popular belief and centuries of artists’ renderings, the "destruction of the tea" happened under a waxing crescent moon in the southwest sky on December 16th, 1773. (Image by Cort Skinner for Spyglass Books, LLC.)

07/04/2021

Our museum tours are SOLD OUT for the remainder of the day! We encourage you to join us tomorrow July 5th for more museum tours!

Huzzah! This weekend we make our long-awaited return to our guided tour experience. We hope to see you soon as we commem...
07/03/2021

Huzzah! This weekend we make our long-awaited return to our guided tour experience. We hope to see you soon as we commemorate the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"!

Huzzah! This weekend we make our long-awaited return to our guided tour experience. We hope to see you soon as we commemorate the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"!

Unfortunately, the live stream scheduled with Sam Adams Boston Taproom tonight at 7:00pm has been cancelled due to techn...
06/08/2021

Unfortunately, the live stream scheduled with Sam Adams Boston Taproom tonight at 7:00pm has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will pass along any information about rescheduling as soon as we can!

Unfortunately, the live stream scheduled with Sam Adams Boston Taproom tonight at 7:00pm has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will pass along any information about rescheduling as soon as we can!

June 8th, 2021, 7pm - “Something New is Brewing in Boston'' - FREE Special Virtual Event with Boston Tea Party Ships & M...
06/07/2021

June 8th, 2021, 7pm - “Something New is Brewing in Boston'' - FREE Special Virtual Event with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Sam Adams Boston Taproom Head Brewer highlighting a new beer with a historic nod! Samuel Adams Brewery presents their "Brewer Patriot Ale", a new specialty beer brewed with an historic tea blend of Souchong tea, one of the five teas thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party.

Join Samuel Adams’ Downtown Boston Taproom Head Brewer Megan Parisi and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Creative Manager Evan O’Brien for live virtual discussion that will highlight the process of brewing Samuel Adams' new tea-infused ‘House Ale,’ discuss the instrumental role that Patriot Samuel Adams played in the Boston Tea Party and weave in fun facts from the Boston Tea Party. There will also be a live Q&A session with Megan and Evan open to all following the discussion.

This FREE virtual event will be live-streamed via the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s page!

June 8th, 2021, 7pm - “Something New is Brewing in Boston'' - FREE Special Virtual Event with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Sam Adams Boston Taproom Head Brewer highlighting a new beer with a historic nod! Samuel Adams Brewery presents their "Brewer Patriot Ale", a new specialty beer brewed with an historic tea blend of Souchong tea, one of the five teas thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party.

Join Samuel Adams’ Downtown Boston Taproom Head Brewer Megan Parisi and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Creative Manager Evan O’Brien for live virtual discussion that will highlight the process of brewing Samuel Adams' new tea-infused ‘House Ale,’ discuss the instrumental role that Patriot Samuel Adams played in the Boston Tea Party and weave in fun facts from the Boston Tea Party. There will also be a live Q&A session with Megan and Evan open to all following the discussion.

This FREE virtual event will be live-streamed via the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s page!

05/30/2021

Due to increased winds and rain this afternoon, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will be CLOSED for the remainder of today, Sunday, 5/30. The gift shop will remain OPEN.
If you have purchased e-tickets for today's experience, please visit trustedtours.com or call 1-800-844-7601 for a refund or to reschedule.

05/29/2021

Due to severe weather, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will be CLOSED today, Saturday, 5/29. The gift shop will remain OPEN.

If you have purchased e-tickets for today's experience, please visit trustedtours.com or call 1-800-844-7601 for a refund or to reschedule. We will honor today's tickets tomorrow, Sunday, 5/30.

We will be OPEN on Memorial Day, Monday, 5/31 - and will be adding subsequent Mondays to our weekly schedule! The BTPSM ...
05/27/2021

We will be OPEN on Memorial Day, Monday, 5/31 - and will be adding subsequent Mondays to our weekly schedule! The BTPSM will be open Thurs-Mon from 10am-4pm. We hope to see you soon!

We will be OPEN on Memorial Day, Monday, 5/31 - and will be adding subsequent Mondays to our weekly schedule! The BTPSM will be open Thurs-Mon from 10am-4pm. We hope to see you soon!

Join us on Wed, 5/26, 7pm, for our next Tea Talks presentation: "John Singleton Copley & The Boston Tea Party" with spec...
05/21/2021

Join us on Wed, 5/26, 7pm, for our next Tea Talks presentation: "John Singleton Copley & The Boston Tea Party" with special guest, Tamar Avishai, creator and host of popular art history podcast, The Lonely Palette! Tickets and info: https://bit.ly/2R2aeVn

Join us on Wed, 5/26, 7pm, for our next Tea Talks presentation: "John Singleton Copley & The Boston Tea Party" with special guest, Tamar Avishai, creator and host of popular art history podcast, The Lonely Palette! Tickets and info: https://bit.ly/2R2aeVn

Join us on Wed, 5/26, 7pm, for our next Tea Talks presentation: "John Singleton Copley & The Boston Tea Party" with spec...
05/14/2021

Join us on Wed, 5/26, 7pm, for our next Tea Talks presentation: "John Singleton Copley & The Boston Tea Party" with special guest, Tamar Avishai, creator and host of popular art history podcast, @The Lonely Palette! Tickets and info: https://bit.ly/2R2aeVn

Join us on Wed, 5/26, 7pm, for our next Tea Talks presentation: "John Singleton Copley & The Boston Tea Party" with special guest, Tamar Avishai, creator and host of popular art history podcast, @The Lonely Palette! Tickets and info: https://bit.ly/2R2aeVn

04/19/2021

7:30 a.m. April 19, 1775
British light infantry secure the North Bridge and march to the Barrett Farm, a mile and a half west of the Bridge. General Gage, in his orders to Lt. Colonel Smith, commander of the British expedition to Concord, directed him to take control of the two bridges in town, the South Bridge and the North Bridge. "You will observe...that it will be necessary to secure the two bridges as soon as possible..."
Securing the bridges was necessary to prevent rebels from slipping across from remote parts of town to threaten the mission. Also, Lt. Colonel Smith sent seven companies across the North Bridge with orders to search for supplies and artillery known to be hidden at Barrett's farm, about a mile west of the bridge. They left three companies (about 96 men) at the bridge to guard it and keep it open for their return.

Image description: Arched wooden bridge over a narrow river. A bronze statue on a granite base visible on the opposite shore. Red-coated British soldiers seen crossing the bridge to the opposite shore.

#VirtualPatriotsDay #RevolutionInRealTime #FindYourPark

04/17/2021

🏮TOMORROW🏮Attend the biggest event of the year right from your couch! #Lantern2021 is a 100% virtual event celebrating the heroic actions of April 18, 1775 that ultimately ignited the American Revolution. Join @oldnorth1723 tomorrow for an evening of music, storytelling, and commemoration of Old North’s enduring legacy of active citizenship. https://www.oldnorth.com/lantern2021/

The BTPSM will be CLOSED on Friday, 4/16, due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience! We hope to see y...
04/16/2021

The BTPSM will be CLOSED on Friday, 4/16, due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience! We hope to see you soon!

The BTPSM will be CLOSED on Friday, 4/16, due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience! We hope to see you soon!

Join us for our next Tea Talks webinar on Wed, Apr 28, 7pm EST - "The Myths of the Boston Tea Party". Tickets and info: ...
04/15/2021

Join us for our next Tea Talks webinar on Wed, Apr 28, 7pm EST - "The Myths of the Boston Tea Party". Tickets and info: https://bit.ly/2Q4HQkm

Join us for our next Tea Talks webinar on Wed, Apr 28, 7pm EST - "The Myths of the Boston Tea Party". Tickets and info: https://bit.ly/2Q4HQkm

We are currently hiring in all departments at the BTPSM - Retail, Customer Service, Maintenance, Tea Room, and Historica...
04/08/2021

We are currently hiring in all departments at the BTPSM - Retail, Customer Service, Maintenance, Tea Room, and Historical Interpreters! Join our team! https://bit.ly/3wCL8vR

We are currently hiring in all departments at the BTPSM - Retail, Customer Service, Maintenance, Tea Room, and Historical Interpreters! Join our team! https://bit.ly/3wCL8vR

03/28/2021

The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is closing early today 3/28/21 due to the storm . We are sorry for the inconvenience!

It's going to be a beautiful day in Bostontown! We have a lot of e-tickets sold for today - we encourage you to arrive e...
03/27/2021

It's going to be a beautiful day in Bostontown! We have a lot of e-tickets sold for today - we encourage you to arrive early to avoid lines and take part in the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"!

It's going to be a beautiful day in Bostontown! We have a lot of e-tickets sold for today - we encourage you to arrive early to avoid lines and take part in the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"!

Beautiful day for a Brewer Patriot Ale!
03/25/2021

Beautiful day for a Brewer Patriot Ale!

From one Sam Adams to another, we wish our friends at @samadamsbostontaproom a happy reopening today and a mighty huzzah...
03/24/2021

From one Sam Adams to another, we wish our friends at @samadamsbostontaproom a happy reopening today and a mighty huzzah on the release of the new “Brewer Patriot Ale”!

From one Sam Adams to another, we wish our friends at @samadamsbostontaproom a happy reopening today and a mighty huzzah on the release of the new “Brewer Patriot Ale”!

Join us TONIGHT Wed, 3/24, 7pm for our next installment of our webinar series, Tea Talks. Celebrating Women's History mo...
03/24/2021

Join us TONIGHT Wed, 3/24, 7pm for our next installment of our webinar series, Tea Talks. Celebrating Women's History month with "Remember the Ladies: Women of the American Revolution". Tickets available through 5pm: https://bit.ly/38JeApU

Join us TONIGHT Wed, 3/24, 7pm for our next installment of our webinar series, Tea Talks. Celebrating Women's History month with "Remember the Ladies: Women of the American Revolution". Tickets available through 5pm: https://bit.ly/38JeApU

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s Facebook Live event with Sam Adams Boston Taproom has been postponed. Stay tu...
03/23/2021

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s Facebook Live event with Sam Adams Boston Taproom has been postponed.

Stay tuned for updates and information!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s Facebook Live event with Sam Adams Boston Taproom has been postponed.

Stay tuned for updates and information!

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's "Something New is Brewing in Boston" livestream event is cance...
03/23/2021

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's "Something New is Brewing in Boston" livestream event is cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience! We hope to reschedule to a future date soon!

But please don't let this stop you from visiting the Sam Adams Boston Taproom for their reopening tomorrow March 24, 2021!

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight's "Something New is Brewing in Boston" livestream event is cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience! We hope to reschedule to a future date soon!

But please don't let this stop you from visiting the Sam Adams Boston Taproom for their reopening tomorrow March 24, 2021!

March 23, 2021, 7pm - “Something New is Brewing in Boston'' - FREE Special Virtual Event with Boston Tea Party Ships & M...
03/20/2021

March 23, 2021, 7pm - “Something New is Brewing in Boston'' - FREE Special Virtual Event with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Samuel Adams Boston Taproom Head Brewer Highlighting New Beer with Historic Nod! Samuel Adams Brewery presents their Brewer Patriot Ale, a new specialty beer brewed with an historic tea blend of Lapsang Souchong, one of the five tea blends that were thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party, and will launch the reopening of Samuel Adams Brewery’s Downtown Boston Taproom on March 24, 2021!

Join Samuel Adams’ Downtown Boston Taproom Head Brewer Megan Parisi and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Creative Manager Evan O’Brien for a one-hour live virtual discussion that will highlight the process of brewing Samuel Adams' new tea-infused ‘House Ale,’ discuss the instrumental role that Patriot Samuel Adams played in the Boston Tea Party and weave in fun facts from the Boston Tea Party, “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.” There will also be a live Q&A session with Megan and Evan open to all following the discussion.

This FREE virtual one-hour event will be live-streamed via the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s page!

March 23, 2021, 7pm - “Something New is Brewing in Boston'' - FREE Special Virtual Event with Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and Samuel Adams Boston Taproom Head Brewer Highlighting New Beer with Historic Nod! Samuel Adams Brewery presents their Brewer Patriot Ale, a new specialty beer brewed with an historic tea blend of Lapsang Souchong, one of the five tea blends that were thrown overboard during the Boston Tea Party, and will launch the reopening of Samuel Adams Brewery’s Downtown Boston Taproom on March 24, 2021!

Join Samuel Adams’ Downtown Boston Taproom Head Brewer Megan Parisi and Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Creative Manager Evan O’Brien for a one-hour live virtual discussion that will highlight the process of brewing Samuel Adams' new tea-infused ‘House Ale,’ discuss the instrumental role that Patriot Samuel Adams played in the Boston Tea Party and weave in fun facts from the Boston Tea Party, “the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution.” There will also be a live Q&A session with Megan and Evan open to all following the discussion.

This FREE virtual one-hour event will be live-streamed via the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum’s page!

Join us for our next TEA TALKS webinar on Wed, 3/24, at 7pm - "Remember the Ladies"! Tickets and information: https://bi...
03/17/2021
TEA TALKS: Remember the Ladies MARCH 24, 2021

Join us for our next TEA TALKS webinar on Wed, 3/24, at 7pm - "Remember the Ladies"! Tickets and information: https://bit.ly/38JeApU

Remember the ladies... Join the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in a 1-hour discussion on the role of women during the time of the Boston Tea Party. Discover the contributions, and sacrifices made by Daughters of Liberty during America’s struggle for independence. Please note: All Tea Talks pr...

We are currently hiring for our Customer Service team! Follow the link to apply today: https://bit.ly/3cnqnvb
03/15/2021

We are currently hiring for our Customer Service team! Follow the link to apply today: https://bit.ly/3cnqnvb

We are currently hiring for our Customer Service team! Follow the link to apply today: https://bit.ly/3cnqnvb

We are continuing to accept applications for the Historical Interpreter/Actor position here at the BTPSM! Join our dynam...
03/11/2021

We are continuing to accept applications for the Historical Interpreter/Actor position here at the BTPSM! Join our dynamic cast in the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution". Apply today! https://bit.ly/3vbyqDP

We are continuing to accept applications for the Historical Interpreter/Actor position here at the BTPSM! Join our dynamic cast in the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution". Apply today! https://bit.ly/3vbyqDP

We are happy to welcome you back to Griffin's Wharf to learn about the "single most important event leading up to the Am...
03/05/2021

We are happy to welcome you back to Griffin's Wharf to learn about the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"! Museum hours are 10am-4pm, Fri-Sun for the month of March. We hope to see you soon!

We are happy to welcome you back to Griffin's Wharf to learn about the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"! Museum hours are 10am-4pm, Fri-Sun for the month of March. We hope to see you soon!

Only 1 more day until you can be a part of "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"! We a...
03/04/2021

Only 1 more day until you can be a part of "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"! We are thrilled to safely welcome guests back to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Operating hours are 10am-4pm, Fri-Sun!

Only 1 more day until you can be a part of "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution"! We are thrilled to safely welcome guests back to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Operating hours are 10am-4pm, Fri-Sun!

The Revolution returns in just 2 days! While much of our experience is outside, you can still see the Robinson Tea Chest...
03/03/2021

The Revolution returns in just 2 days! While much of our experience is outside, you can still see the Robinson Tea Chest—the only known surviving tea chest from the Boston Tea Party!
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, indoor capacity is limited. There may be a brief wait as guests are escorted to the exhibit in small groupings. Be sure to view our outdoors exhibits and talk about tea and treason with our historical interpreters while you wait!

The Revolution returns in just 2 days! While much of our experience is outside, you can still see the Robinson Tea Chest—the only known surviving tea chest from the Boston Tea Party!
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, indoor capacity is limited. There may be a brief wait as guests are escorted to the exhibit in small groupings. Be sure to view our outdoors exhibits and talk about tea and treason with our historical interpreters while you wait!

We are thrilled to welcome guests back to Griffin’s Wharf in just 3 days!  Make sure to make a stop in Abigail’s Tea Roo...
03/02/2021

We are thrilled to welcome guests back to Griffin’s Wharf in just 3 days! Make sure to make a stop in Abigail’s Tea Room to taste the 5 different types of teas involved in the Boston Tea Party! Face coverings must be worn at all times, unless seated at a table.

We are thrilled to welcome guests back to Griffin’s Wharf in just 3 days! Make sure to make a stop in Abigail’s Tea Room to taste the 5 different types of teas involved in the Boston Tea Party! Face coverings must be worn at all times, unless seated at a table.

Address

306 Congress St
Boston, MA
02210

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(617) 338-1773

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My dream is to be a historian and I am always inspired by them when I come to Boston and see all the wonderful historians here. I know I could spend every day in 1773 and still love it and never want to leave. The Boston Tea Party is my favorite! I could not visit Boston with out visiting my favorite place! Thank you to the wonderful historians for the tour this past week. You guys are amazing and I was so excited to see everyone. I greatly appreciate the tour and all you have to do every day to make the tours run, that we see and do not see and during all the weather to make all the history for us. The historians are what make the trips for me and there would be no trip without any of the people we come in contact with. I always say you should be kind to them, thank them and treat them with the most respect. They work so hard and deserve nothing but the best. Visiting the museum was phenomenal as always and I was so incredibly happy to see so many wonderful historians. Thank you all for everything and all you do!! You guys are phenomenal, are inspiring, so very much appreciated and so loved. You all made my day and trip!! All the love and hugs to all!! 🖤💜💙
i thought you might enjoy my poem . . . Though it may not be as literary as Longfellow's, it is more literally correct. (-:)>
Bernie stays Warm during the Tea Party Reenactment on Boston Harbor!
folks this was my experience at the tea party museum
Our fourth grade class in Joplin, Missouri, had our own tea party (with a twist):
We need your help. Make any size donation to our fall fundraiser and help keep the Esplanade a green space for all. Make a small donation and download our packet with a coupon for free ice cream with our thanks!
Many people have been citing the current riots and looting as the same acts of the Boston Tea Party. I am just wondering how the museum feels about this analogy?
Release of The Noble Train The story of a twenty five year old Boston bookseller who dragged 60 tons of cannons to George Washington and saved the American Revolution https://www.amazon.com/Henry-Knoxs-Noble-Train-Booksellers/dp/163388614X
The History at Home series is excellent. It makes e want to return to the ship as soon as the cover-19 is over.
Destination Boston: Fascinating History, Interesting Tours On Land and Water https://www.justluxe.com/travel/boston-news__1969813.php
This little building here in Rotherham Yorkshire England is called Boston Castle. It was built to commemorate the Boston Tea Party. The man who paid for it was Rotherham’s solider and politician Thomas Howard Earl of Effingham. Thomas refused to go and fight the colonists. He is remembered today in the names of two cities in the USA and two counties called Effingham. The US Navy has had three ships named Effingham. Another local monument is the Victory Arch built at Parlington Hall near Leeds in 1783 to celebrate American freedom. The Patriot movement started as a branch of the British Whig Party in 1725. They were opposed by the ruling Tory Party. The story of the British Patriots needs to be told, along with that of American Tories.
I keep forgetting to share this photo with you folks, from that very foggy afternoon a couple weeks back. It's like a ghost ship :)