Boston Tea Party Museum in Boston - Travel Ape
 · Hotels  · Airfare  · Cars   · Rentals  · Vacation  · Deals  · Tickets
Boston Attractions Dining NightLife Recreation Arts Events Hotels
 Boston Tea Party Museum
  Boston
· Profile · Map · Photos · User Reviews
Category:Museum
Rating:
Address:Congress Street Bridge
Phone:(617) 338-1773
Website: Visit Official Site
Price:
Click to view more Boston Tea Party Museum photos
click here for photo gallery
Spring & Fall: 9am-5pm; Summer: 9am-6pm Open March 1 - Dec. 1
The Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum is an interactive experience portraying the most significant event leading to the American Revolution. On board the brig Beaver II - a full-sized replica of a tea party ship - visitors will reenact the cold night on December 16, 1773 when a group of patriots, disguised as native Americans, raided three tea ships, dumping their cargoes over board and into the Boston Harbor.
The raid was lead by Boston Whigs and Sons of Liberty and arranged by patriot and politician Samuel Adams. Adams, a native of Boston and graduate of Harvard College, was actively involved in town meetings and became a full-time politician in 1764 when he was elected to the Massachusetts legislature. He adamantly opposed several laws passed by British Parliament to raise revenue, including the Tea Act which created a monopoly in tea importing to the colonies and favored Britain's East India Company.
The Tea Act in 1773 became the most controversial law passed by the British Parliament at the time, causing Boston colonists to rebel against the tax on the tea. Their boycott reached its climax when a band of colonists raided the British tea ships on Griffin's Wharf, dumping 342 tea chests into the harbor while rumored to shout those now famous words, 'Taxation without representation.'
The British Parliament reaction to the colonists' rebellion was the passing of the 'Intolerable Acts,' a set of laws which closed the Boston Harbor and restricted town meetings. As a result, Adams implored the American Colonies to a general boycott on British trade. Collection of taxes on imported tea failed in New York City, Philadelphia, and Charleston, but only Boston rebelled by dumping the British Company's tea into its harbor.
Visitors to the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum will learn about the political and economic conditions that lead to the colonists' rebellious act known as the Boston Tea Party. They will tour the authentically restored galley, captain's quarters and cargo hold and relive December 16, 1773 through the words and images of 'Paul Revere Remembers.'
Guests aboard the brig Beaver II will complete their dramatization of the Boston Tea Party by throwing bales of tea over the side of the brig as they shout 'Taxation without representation.'
The museum offers an interactive exhibit on tea shipbuilding and the colonial pursuit for a better way of life. An extensive gift shop contains the largest selection of teapots in the city of Boston.
Active: 
Educational: 
Family: 
Historic: 
Local Flavor: 
Romantic: 
Scenic: 
Tourist Trap: 
Value: 
Weather: 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Our Score Card system gives users a snap shot of this venue's qualities. Click here for more on our Score Card.
Arnez J - Wilbur Theatre-ma - Date: 05/15/2009
Amadou & Mariam - Paradise Rock Club - Date: 06/06/2009
Boz Scaggs - Bank Of America Pavilion - Date: 06/25/2009
NO REVIEW AVAILABLE
BE THE FIRST TO REVIEW BOSTON TEA PARTY MUSEUM!!
-------- Click Here to read all reviews or to add your Review --------
Nearest Hotels
  Search      
Search Hotels
Find your Hotel Room!
All Boston Hotels
Arrival Date:
Nights:
Adults:
Beds:

System error

error:  Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78.
context: 
... 
74:  my @content;
75:  unless($all_content){
76:  my $sql = "SELECT name FROM travel_deals.content_type";
77:  print Dumper $sql if $ARGS{DBG};
78:  my $query = $bigdbh->prepare ($sql);
79:  $query->execute;
80:  my $content_types = $query->fetchall_arrayref;
81:  for my $content_type (@$content_types) {
82:  my %tmp;
... 
code stack:  /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas:78
/var/www/travelape/html/common/city-deals.mas:66
/var/www/travelape/html/common/autohandler:14
/var/www/travelape/html/autohandler:14
raw error






























Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78.


Trace begun at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Exceptions.pm line 129
HTML::Mason::Exceptions::rethrow_exception('Can\'t call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78.^J') called at /usr/local/apache/htdocs/mason_shared/lib/data/deals.mas line 78
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 10138, 'last_minute', 1, 'weekend', 1, 'order_by', 'random()', 'weeks_ahead', 0, 'description', 'random', 'title', 'random', 'travel_type', 7, 'limit', 10) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x158d1000)', 'city_standard_id', 10138, 'last_minute', 1, 'weekend', 1, 'order_by', 'random()', 'weeks_ahead', 0, 'description', 'random', 'title', 'random', 'travel_type', 7, 'limit', 10) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1279
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 10138, 'last_minute', 1, 'weekend', 1, 'order_by', 'random()', 'weeks_ahead', 0, 'description', 'random', 'title', 'random', 'travel_type', 7, 'limit', 10) called at /var/www/travelape/html/common/city-deals.mas line 66
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x158e2350)', 'city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1284
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 943
HTML::Mason::Request::call_next('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x15954010)') called at /var/www/travelape/html/common/autohandler line 14
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x158d1240)', 'city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1284
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 943
HTML::Mason::Request::call_next('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x15954010)') called at /var/www/travelape/html/autohandler line 14
HTML::Mason::Commands::__ANON__('city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Component.pm line 135
HTML::Mason::Component::run('HTML::Mason::Component::FileBased=HASH(0x1590af00)', 'city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1279
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 1274
HTML::Mason::Request::comp(undef, undef, undef, 'city_standard_id', 10138) called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 473
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 473
eval {...} at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/Request.pm line 425
HTML::Mason::Request::exec('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x15954010)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm line 168
HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler::exec('HTML::Mason::Request::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x15954010)') called at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/HTML/Mason/ApacheHandler.pm line 825
HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler::handle_request('HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler=HASH(0x1590a680)', 'Apache=SCALAR(0x15940d30)') called at (eval 1021) line 8
HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler::handler('HTML::Mason::ApacheHandler', 'Apache=SCALAR(0x15940d30)') called at /dev/null line 0
eval {...} at /dev/null line 0
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Upcomming Events
The Shins Orpheum Theatre-ma, May 20.....more
Lord Of The Dance Boston Opera House, May 17.....more
The Brew Paradise Rock Club, April 18.....more
Kathy Griffin Wang Center, June 12.....more
Other Boston Links
Features
 NYC Cultural Treasures
Savvy visitors are finding out what native New Yorkers already know: You donít have to spend a fortune to enjoy New York. The city is bursting with hundreds of no-cost and low-cost pleasures that include concerts, plays, museum exhibitions and tours throughout all five boroughs......more
  5 Best Orlando Pools
Most families travel to Orlando to visit the numerous theme parks and attractions that abound in the area. After a long day of walking and standing in lines at a busy theme park, coming back for to the hotel pool can be a fantastic way to unwind, relax and cool off.
  More Boston Links
Nightlife
Dining
Recreation
Attractions