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 all things Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum! Twitter: @BostonTeaShip
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Join us for this month's Tea Talks presentation, "The Aftermath of the Boston Tea Party", on Wed, 2/24, at 7pm. Follow t...
02/18/2021

Join us for this month's Tea Talks presentation, "The Aftermath of the Boston Tea Party", on Wed, 2/24, at 7pm. Follow the link for tickets and information: https://bit.ly/3aqqB3y

Catch up on everything "Boston Tea Party" over on our Youtube channel featuring ship construction videos, "Tempest in a ...
12/30/2020
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Catch up on everything "Boston Tea Party" over on our Youtube channel featuring ship construction videos, "Tempest in a Teapot" webseries, and all of our [email protected] episodes! https://bit.ly/30HP40a

At the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American History! It's more than a stroll ...

In accordance with the directives set forth by the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh, we will close beginning Decembe...
12/17/2020

In accordance with the directives set forth by the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh, we will close beginning December 16. Due to the outdoor nature of our current museum experience allowed under the COVID-19 restrictions, for the safety and health of our cast and guests, we plan to be closed to the public until March 2021.

We invite you to follow us on social media, visit our online store, and sign up for our upcoming virtual Tea Talks webinars while we wait to reopen.

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We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again!

A Note about tonight's FREE online presentation: DEC 16 - Tonight we will take you on a journey of "the single most impo...
12/17/2020

A Note about tonight's FREE online presentation:

DEC 16 - Tonight we will take you on a journey of "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution" as seen through the eyes of those who were there in Boston in 1773.

You will hear the words of tea party participants, spectators, even the Royal Governor of the time. All of the historical dialogue is taken directly from first person accounts in journals, letters, memoirs, newspaper articles, and handbills. We’ve tasked our talented staff of actor interpreters here at the museum with bringing this 18th-century language to life while maintaining safety and social distancing guidelines. For years we have used the first person accounts and primary sources of the event to inform our interpretation, but until tonight, we have never woven them together into one presentation.

These first person accounts and sources provide a window to the past. They allow us a glimpse into what took place that night and how the people of the time felt about it. It’s important to note that these words are presented as originally written and documented and reflect a time and society in America almost two and a half centuries old. It would not be appropriate for us to shy away from, remove, or alter the language of those societal norms, simply because they do not reflect or relate to our modern views and sensibility.

We are dedicated to telling the story of the Boston Tea Party of 1773 in all of its complexities.

12/16/2020

Tonight’s 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary online commemoration will feature a video piece that contains first person accounts and written records from the 18th and 19th century. These writings reflect a time and society almost two and a half centuries old. It would not be appropriate for us to shy away from, remove, or alter the language of those societal norms simply because they do not reflect or relate to our modern views and sensibilities.

We are dedicated to telling the story of The Boston Tea Party of 1773 in all of its complexities.

12/16/2020

REGISTRATION FOR TONIGHT'S "247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary Online Event" ends at 4pm!

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Join us to commemorate the 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary on Wed, 12/16, at 7pm with a FREE online event! This event...
12/15/2020

Join us to commemorate the 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary on Wed, 12/16, at 7pm with a FREE online event! This event is sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Please register at the link provided: https://bit.ly/2JYE8Wu

Dec 15, 1773 - After initially arriving into the outer harbor on Dec 7, the Brig Beaver is finally brought to Griffin's ...
12/15/2020

Dec 15, 1773 - After initially arriving into the outer harbor on Dec 7, the Brig Beaver is finally brought to Griffin's Wharf after being smoked and cleansed for smallpox at Rainsford Island.

Join us to commemorate the 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary on Wed, 12/16, at 7pm with a FREE online event! This event...
12/13/2020

Join us to commemorate the 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary on Wed, 12/16, at 7pm with a FREE online event! This event is sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Please register at the link provided: https://bit.ly/2JYE8Wu

Join us to commemorate the 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary on Wed, 12/16, at 7pm with a FREE online event! This event...
12/10/2020

Join us to commemorate the 247th Boston Tea Party Anniversary on Wed, 12/16, at 7pm with a FREE online event! This event is sponsored by the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Please register at the link provided: https://bit.ly/2JYE8Wu

December 10, 1773 - The William, the 4th of the Boston-bound ships runs aground near Provincetown, MA, off of the tip of...
12/10/2020

December 10, 1773 - The William, the 4th of the Boston-bound ships runs aground near Provincetown, MA, off of the tip of Cape Cod. 58 chests of East India Company tea are aboard this vessel.

Join us for TEA TALKS on Sat, Dec 12, at 2pm to explore the rising tensions in Boston leading up to the "Destruction of ...
12/09/2020

Join us for TEA TALKS on Sat, Dec 12, at 2pm to explore the rising tensions in Boston leading up to the "Destruction of the Tea" on Dec 16, 1773! Live webinar tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/2K3Fmjm

Wed, Dec 9, TEA TALKS presents "The Making of a Reenactment" - a behind-the-scenes look at The Annual Boston Tea Party R...
12/07/2020

Wed, Dec 9, TEA TALKS presents "The Making of a Reenactment" - a behind-the-scenes look at The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment. Due to COVID-19, we will not be presenting our large scale event this year but we wanted to pull back the curtain a bit to show you what goes into this exciting night! Live webinar tickets can be purchased at virtual.bostonteapartyship.com

We will be CLOSED on Saturday, 12/6, due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay warm and dry!
12/05/2020

We will be CLOSED on Saturday, 12/6, due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay warm and dry!

Wed, Dec 9, TEA TALKS presents "The Making of a Reenactment" - a behind-the-scenes look at The Annual Boston Tea Party R...
12/04/2020

Wed, Dec 9, TEA TALKS presents "The Making of a Reenactment" - a behind-the-scenes look at The Annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment. Due to COVID-19, we will not be presenting our large scale event this year but we wanted to pull back the curtain a bit to show you what goes into this exciting night! Live webinar tickets can be purchased at virtual.bostonteapartyship.com

December 2, 1773 - The Eleanor, the 2nd of 4 Boston-bound ships carrying East India Company tea, arrives in Boston Harbo...
12/02/2020

December 2, 1773 - The Eleanor, the 2nd of 4 Boston-bound ships carrying East India Company tea, arrives in Boston Harbor with 114 chests aboard.

Join us for TEA TALKS on Wed, Dec 2, and Sat, Dec 12, to explore the rising tensions in Boston leading up to the "Destru...
11/30/2020

Join us for TEA TALKS on Wed, Dec 2, and Sat, Dec 12, to explore the rising tensions in Boston leading up to the "Destruction of the Tea" on Dec 16, 1773! Live webinar tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/33YpXXU

The BTPSM will be CLOSED on Thursday, 11/26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Friday, 11/27, from 10am-4p...
11/25/2020

The BTPSM will be CLOSED on Thursday, 11/26, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Friday, 11/27, from 10am-4pm for tour experiences. Please note that all tickets for Friday and Saturday must be purchased in-person at our ticket booth.

-Masks must be worn at all times
-Please maintain 6 ft of distance whenever possible
-Groups of up to 6 individuals will be allowed entrance at a time due to state and city guidelines
-Hand sanitizer is available throughout the BTPSM
-Please be courteous of your fellow guests and BTPSM cast throughout your visit

Any further information can be found at https://bit.ly/3la1iWZ

It's time for another round of #HuzzahTrivia!TRUE or FALSE: The vessels involved in the Boston Tea Party were British sh...
11/24/2020

It's time for another round of #HuzzahTrivia!
TRUE or FALSE: The vessels involved in the Boston Tea Party were British ships

Test your knowledge of Boston history with this week's #HuzzahTrivia question on #TriviaTuesday!Who owned the ship Dartm...
11/17/2020

Test your knowledge of Boston history with this week's #HuzzahTrivia question on #TriviaTuesday!

Who owned the ship Dartmouth?
a. Francis Rotch
b. Thomas Cushing
c. Francis Akeley

Welcome to today's edition of #HuzzahTrivia! What was the name of the company who owned the tea destroyed during the Bos...
11/10/2020

Welcome to today's edition of #HuzzahTrivia!

What was the name of the company who owned the tea destroyed during the Boston Tea Party?
a. Dutch India Company
b. East India Company
c. West India Company

Happy #TriviaTuesday! Ready for this week's #HuzzahTrivia question?Where did the Boston Tea Party take place?a. Griffin’...
11/03/2020

Happy #TriviaTuesday! Ready for this week's #HuzzahTrivia question?

Where did the Boston Tea Party take place?
a. Griffin’s Wharf
b. Rowe’s Wharf
c. Long Wharf

Learn about the ships that carried the East India Company tea to Boston in 1773 and our fully-restored 18th century vess...
11/02/2020

Learn about the ships that carried the East India Company tea to Boston in 1773 and our fully-restored 18th century vessels in November's Tea Talks: The Ships of the Boston Tea Party on 11/4, 11/18 at 7pm, or 11/28, at 2pm! Webinar tickets available at https://bit.ly/33YpXXU

We will be CLOSED on Friday, 10/30/2020, due to impending inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay dr...
10/29/2020

We will be CLOSED on Friday, 10/30/2020, due to impending inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay dry and warm!

Learn about the ships that carried the East India Company tea to Boston in 1773 and our fully-restored 18th century vess...
10/28/2020

Learn about the ships that carried the East India Company tea to Boston in 1773 and our fully-restored 18th century vessels in November's Tea Talks: The Ships of the Boston Tea Party on 11/4, 11/18 at 7pm, or 11/28, at 2pm! Webinar tickets available at https://bit.ly/33YpXXU

Patriots, it's time for #HuzzahTrivia!Approximately how many men took part in the Destruction of the Tea?a. 500-1,000b. ...
10/27/2020

Patriots, it's time for #HuzzahTrivia!

Approximately how many men took part in the Destruction of the Tea?
a. 500-1,000
b. 200-250
c. 100-150

Learn about the ships that carried the East India Company tea to Boston in 1773 and our fully-restored 18th century vess...
10/22/2020

Learn about the ships that carried the East India Company tea to Boston in 1773 and our fully-restored 18th century vessels in November's Tea Talks: The Ships of the Boston Tea Party on 11/4, 11/18 at 7pm, or 11/28, at 2pm! Webinar tickets available at https://bit.ly/31ucEOx

It's time for this week's edition of #HuzzahTrivia!What was the date of the Boston Tea Party?a. December 16, 1773b. July...
10/20/2020

It's time for this week's edition of #HuzzahTrivia!

What was the date of the Boston Tea Party?
a. December 16, 1773
b. July 4, 1776
c. November 28, 1773

Calling all teachers! We appreciate the hard work that you're all doing during these difficult times. If you're looking ...
10/19/2020

Calling all teachers! We appreciate the hard work that you're all doing during these difficult times. If you're looking for virtual programming to supplement your curriculum, look no further! Check out https://bit.ly/33o72GL for pricing and information. Huzzah!

10/16/2020

Due to the continuing rain and wind here at the BTPSM, we will be suspending our museum tours for the remainder of the day - Fri, 10/16/20. (Our current tour experience is mostly outdoors.) The gift shop and Abigail's Tea Room will remain open through 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!

Huzzah! Our Museum Gift Shop is now open Thurs-Sun from 9:30-5:00! Stop by to check out our selection of tea, apparel, m...
10/14/2020

Huzzah! Our Museum Gift Shop is now open Thurs-Sun from 9:30-5:00! Stop by to check out our selection of tea, apparel, mugs, and more. Can't make it? Check out our online store at https://bit.ly/31sPbOo

👀 True or False: Many people watched the Destruction of the Tea take place. Comment the answer to today's #HuzzahTrivia ...
10/13/2020

👀 True or False: Many people watched the Destruction of the Tea take place.

Comment the answer to today's #HuzzahTrivia below. ⬇️

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306 Congress St
Boston, MA
02210

Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(617) 338-1773

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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 :)
I had to share …..my son Jacob Stearns birthday is Dec 16th and we are direct descendants of Phineas Stearns who participated in the historic event! We were there this summer and had to share this pics....taken Aug 6th 2019
Had so much fun learning about so many important people in our history at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums a couple months back while visiting Boston that I could not wait to come back and learn more and experience Tavern Nights. There stories are so important and they are truly inspiring individuals that we can all learn from and look up to. Thank you to the Cast of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums. Ms Sally Bass, Mr. Paul Revere, Mrs. Rachel Revere and Ms Dolly. You all are so kind and wonderful. And so extremely talented and phenomenal. I had the most fun and the best time during the Tour and during Tavern Nights and was the happiest because of it all. I greatly appreciate you all so much and for all the hard work that you put into Tavern Nights and these tours for us everyday. So grateful and blessed. Thank you for everything!! Until next time. Godspeed. Huzzah sweet friends!! 🧡💚🍁🍂