Take a journey back in time to Colonial America as you learn more about the Boston Tea Party.
The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum takes you back in time. In "The Meeting House," visitors meet Samuel Adams, who teaches about the single most important event leading to the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party. It all began during the colonial town meeting like the one you will experience in the Meeting House with the hosts dressed in costumes. The ships Brig Beaver & Eleanor are 18th-century sailing vessels. Visitors will learn what life would have been like on the ships and be able to experience the destruction of the tea and throw tea in the same body of water that The Boston Tea Party took place over 240 years ago.
On Griffins Wharf, visitors meet the Sons & Daughters of Liberty (in costume) and learn about the Boston Tea Party of 1773. While on Griffins Wharf, you can watch the whole event unfold. The Robinson Tea Chest is a significant artifact that has been handed down through the generations and is proudly displayed in the museum. The Minuteman Theater shows "Let It Begin Here," and Abigail's Tea Room & Terrace serves scones, cookies, brownies, muffins, pies, salads, sandwiches, and chowder. Some of the beverages served include apple cider, lemonade, and local beer from Boston's Harpoon Brewery and Wine.