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/
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The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is dedicated to telling the story of December 16, 1773. Join Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty as we take part in the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution! 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 https://twitter.com/bostonteaship Instagram: @BostonTeaPartyShips https://www.instagram.com/bostonteapartyships/ Pinterest: Historic Tours of America https://www.pinterest.com/historictours YouTube: BostonTeaPartyShips https://www.youtube.com/user/bostonteapartyships

01/17/2020

Less than one month until "Unconditional Love: The Letters of John & Abigail Adams"! Buy your tickets today!

3 performances - 2/13, 2/14, & 2/15 - doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm.

Join our team of passionate historical interpreters and educate the masses on the "single most important event leading u...
01/14/2020

Join our team of passionate historical interpreters and educate the masses on the "single most important event leading up to the American Revolution", the Boston Tea Party! Apply today at https://bit.ly/39uwjAb

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA for our gravesite commemoration ...
01/02/2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us this morning at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA for our gravesite commemoration ceremony honoring the final resting place of Boston Tea Party participant, Francis Moore. We are especially grateful to have been joined by Moore descendant, Joan Breed, who shared some fascinating family history with our interpreters.

We are now accepting applications for the HISTORICAL INTERPRETER/ACTOR position at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum! ...
01/02/2020

We are now accepting applications for the HISTORICAL INTERPRETER/ACTOR position at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum! Full- and part-time roles are available. Interviews are by appointment only. Roles begin in late February 2020. https://bit.ly/39uwjAb

01/02/2020

Celebrate with us as we go live in Pine Grove Cemetery to commemorate the final resting place of Francis Moore, Boston Tea Party participant.

01/02/2020

Stay tuned! We are about to go live from Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, MA to commemorate Boston Tea Party participant, Francis Moore.

01/02/2020
Happy New Year from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum! Thank you to all who visited us in 2019 and allowed us the oppo...
01/01/2020

Happy New Year from the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum! Thank you to all who visited us in 2019 and allowed us the opportunity to share the story of December 16, 1773 with you!

We are OPEN for tours from 10am-4pm on 12/31 and 1/1! Ring in the New Year with us!
12/31/2019

We are OPEN for tours from 10am-4pm on 12/31 and 1/1! Ring in the New Year with us!

12/30/2019

Though we may not be running tours today, Mon 12/30, our Gift Shop and Abigail's Tea Room are open until 3pm today! If you need a place to warm up, this is it!

Due to the sleet and ice, the BTPSM will be CLOSED for the remainder of the day on Monday, 12/30. We apologize for any i...
12/30/2019

Due to the sleet and ice, the BTPSM will be CLOSED for the remainder of the day on Monday, 12/30. We apologize for any inconvenience!

We hope to see you this week! BTPSM Holiday Hours: 12/24: Tours from 10am-3pm12/25: CLOSED 12/31: Tours from 10am-4pm1/1...
12/23/2019

We hope to see you this week!

BTPSM Holiday Hours:
12/24: Tours from 10am-3pm
12/25: CLOSED
12/31: Tours from 10am-4pm
1/1: Tours from 10am-4pm

#huzzah #bostonteaparty #holidayhours
#familyfun #bostonhistory

12/17/2019

The snow has started to turn to ice down here in Boston, so we'll be closing down a bit early today. Our final tour begins at 2pm. Join us tomorrow at 10am for our regularly-scheduled treason!

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us last night for the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party!...
12/17/2019

THANK YOU to everyone who joined us last night for the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party! We also could not do this event without the SCORES of volunteers (crowd control and costumed interpreters) that give of their valuable time. Huzzah to all!

12/17/2019

And here we are, the morning after, preparing for the removal of the bleachers and the snow is being removed at @atlanticwharf too! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory #atlanticwharf #snowyday

The aftermath......on December 16, 1773, 340 tea chests were destroyed in Boston Harbor! (And don’t worry, all of our te...
12/17/2019

The aftermath......on December 16, 1773, 340 tea chests were destroyed in Boston Harbor! (And don’t worry, all of our tea chests are retrieved to be used again!) #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

Looks great from behind the scenes! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory
12/17/2019

Looks great from behind the scenes! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

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246th Boston Tea Party Reenactment starts now!

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12/16/2019

We’re underway and there are some connection issues occurring outside of Old South Meeting House for the live-stream. Video is being taken and will be uploaded as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience!

TONIGHT is the night! Join us outside of Old South Meeting House beginning at 6:30pm, parade through the streets of Bost...
12/16/2019

TONIGHT is the night! Join us outside of Old South Meeting House beginning at 6:30pm, parade through the streets of Boston, and watch the "destruction of the tea" beginning at 8:00pm. Dress warmly - it'll be chilly out there tonight!

Monday, Dec 16th, is the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party! All outside portions of this ...
12/16/2019

Monday, Dec 16th, is the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party! All outside portions of this event are FREE and open to the public! The action begins at 6:30pm outside of Old South Meeting House and the tea goes into the water at 8:00pm at the BTPSM!

In honor of the 246th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, we'll be offering FREE tours on Monday, 12/16, from 10am-3pm!...
12/16/2019

In honor of the 246th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, we'll be offering FREE tours on Monday, 12/16, from 10am-3pm! Tours begin on the hour and the half hour with our final tour of the day beginning at 3pm. Hope to see you!

The stage is set. Join us tomorrow, 12/16, for the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party! We’...
12/15/2019

The stage is set. Join us tomorrow, 12/16, for the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party! We’ll be live-streaming portions of the event on our page! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

Only 2 days until the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on Monday, Dec 16! #huzzah #tosst...
12/14/2019

Only 2 days until the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on Monday, Dec 16! #huzzah #tossthatea #december16 #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory #fortpointchannel

12/14/2019
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Only 2 days until the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party on Monday, Dec 16th!

With just a few days to go, things are getting tense! #huzzah #tossthattea #december16 #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

12/13/2019

Final bleacher being placed! See you on Monday! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

It’s bleacher day over here at @atlanticwharf ! Only 3 days until the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Bo...
12/13/2019

It’s bleacher day over here at @atlanticwharf ! Only 3 days until the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #fortpointchannel #atlanticwharf #marrcrane

Huzzah for the holidays! Free shipping when you spend $60 or more in our online store - check out our selection of uniqu...
12/11/2019

Huzzah for the holidays! Free shipping when you spend $60 or more in our online store - check out our selection of unique gifts! https://bit.ly/2YBATrg

12/10/2019
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Catching up on the lead-up to the Boston Tea Party on 12/16!

Three tea ships have now arrived in the Boston area! #huzzah #tossthattea #december16 #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

Crowd Control Volunteer meeting TONIGHT at 5:30pm in Abigail's Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum!
12/09/2019

Crowd Control Volunteer meeting TONIGHT at 5:30pm in Abigail's Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum!

CROWD CONTROL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Mon, 12/16, from 5:00-9:00pm! Contact Dan O'Neill, Site Manager, at [email protected] for info!

12/09/2019

Final dress! Final run! Boston harbor a teapot tonight!

12/09/2019
12/08/2019

The Sons of Liberty heading to the wharf...or...a new dance move? #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #bostonhistory #livinghistory

Rehearsal is underway! #huzzah #tossthattea #december16 #bostonteaparty #oldsouthmeetinghouse #bostonhistory #livinghist...
12/08/2019

Rehearsal is underway! #huzzah #tossthattea #december16 #bostonteaparty #oldsouthmeetinghouse #bostonhistory #livinghistory

12/08/2019

Live from our dress rehearsal at Old South Meeting House for the 246th Anniversary and Annual Reenactment of the Boston Tea Party - coming up on Monday, December 16, 2019!

Today is the dress rehearsal for the “Meeting of the Body of the People” portion of the Boston Tea Party reenactment at ...
12/08/2019

Today is the dress rehearsal for the “Meeting of the Body of the People” portion of the Boston Tea Party reenactment at @oldsouthmeetinghouse - stop by this afternoon for a sneak peek of the action! #tossthattea #december16 #huzzah #bostonteaparty #oldsouthmeetinghouse #bostonhistory #livinghistory

Address

306 Congress St
Boston, MA
02210

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(617) 338-1773

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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!! 🧡💚🍁🍂
Docked in Boston on the Seranade of the Seas this morning. Boarding the tea party tour 11:30.
"Boston Tea Party". ©Peter A Tully Photography.
Great tour 09/22
I know it’s from 8 years ago, but thank you so much for your video about ship caulking! I’m an illustrator making a short comic about Frederick Douglass, and learned that he worked as a ship caulker before he became a famous orator. So, thank you so much for showing how it’s done!! 😃
highly recommend this museum!! fun for ALL ages
We had such a great time on Saturday. My son was given the card to be Thomas Williams, cousin of Mrs. May. After seeing this photo, he said he knows why she picked him, they look identical, same eyes and smile. 😊
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor