What happened in December of 1773 in the Boston Harbor is known as one of the most important events in the history of the USA. It was on this night that a group of colonists became enraged, inspired and ultimately reacted to unfair taxation laws by throwing more than 300 crates of tea into the harbor. The Boston Tea Party took place on December 16, 1773—and now you can travel back in time to be a part of all the action.
Explore Griffin’s Wharf and board an 18th century ship to 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 its amazing story.
In addition to the museum, visit our breathtaking Abigail’s Tea Room where you can enjoy freshly baked goods, lunch items, and a spot of tea and learn more about the types of tea thrown overboard in 1773. And don’t miss our enchanting Gift Shop chock full of gems to bring back home!
The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is an educational, entertaining and enlightening adventure you just can’t miss while in Boston.