Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum


On the evening of December 16, 1773, members of the underground group Sons of Liberty disguised themselves as Mohawk Indians, boarded three British trade ships anchored at Griffin’s Wharf, and dumped their payload of tea chests into Boston Harbor.

At this museum honoring what came to be known as the Boston Tea Party, you can become a colonial-era participant in a mock meeting where a Sam Adams re-enactor whips the crowd into an anti-tax frenzy. Or, you can board a replica of the Beaver, one of the ships at the wharf that night, and throw simulated bales of tea into the harbor. Abigail’s Tea Room has tea (ahem), soft drinks, beer and wine, and assorted pastries and sandwiches.


Congress St. Bridge
Boston, Massachusetts 02127


42.35176100, -71.05091900

Open Hours

Museum: Apr. –Oct: daily 9–6. Nov. –Mar.: daily 9–5. Tours (every 30 min.): Apr.–Oct: daily 10–5. Nov.—Mar.: daily 10–4. Abigail’s Tea Room: daily 9–6.
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(866) 955-0667

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