Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Hop aboard a replica 18th-century ship for a live action performance and interactive exhibits telling the story of the Boston Tea Party.

In 1773, as an act of defiance against British taxation without representation in Parliament, angry American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into Griffin’s Wharf in Boston. They dressed like Native Americans to prevent getting caught individually, but Great Britain would punish Boston collectively, causing turmoil that united the 13 colonies against the crown. The Tea Party Ships and Museum let visitors follow in the footsteps of rebellious Americans like Samuel Adams and John Adams that helped lead the colonies to become states.