The Channel extends from Gillette Headquarters, home to America’s premier razor manufacturer since King Gillette founded the company over 100 years ago, to the site of the Boston Tea Party on those very waters in 1773 and out into the Boston Harbor. In today’s Boston, the Fort Point Channel is bordered by restaurants, fabulous hotels and water view condos (look at the beautifully mirrored InterContinental Hotel and Residences), as well as attractions like the Children’s Museum and the recently rebuilt Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is located on the Congress Street Bridge and is an interactive, high tech, floating museum, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. This unique museum sits on a barge in the water, includes tours on restored tea ships and a stunning, interactive documentary that immerses you into the events that led up to the American Revolution. Touch, feel, see and hear what the patriots felt when their passions and angers flared at the injustice of taxation without representation.
Participate in multi-sensory exhibits, witness dramatic reenactments by professional actors and historians and discover the true story behind the Boston Tea Party.
Completed in 1899, this beautiful pink granite building has been the hub of Boston’s rail transportation for more than a century. South Station was built to be a union station for the four railroad terminals serving Boston. The train shed, which was removed in 1930 due to corrosion, was one of the largest in the world.
The Boston Children’s Museum is a not-to-be-missed interactive experience for kids. The museum has offered innovative, educational, and fun exhibits for children and families for more than 90 years. Exhibits range from A to Z, focusing on arts, culture, and science. Kids can rock climb, work in a child-size construction zone, paint in an art studio, or even act in a short play.