What People Are Saying – Museum Reviews

In The News

“…a rousing refresher course in colonial politics and Revolutionary War-era strife.”
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- abcNEWS (online)


“…innovative treatment of textbook American history.” Read Full Article
- JustLuxe.com


“…one of the most pivotal moments in US History, and you can see it for yourself…” Read Full Article
- 10Best.com


“Boston is Back” Read Full Article
- Evening Standard (UK, Online)


“I Love Boston” Read Full Article
- CBS Chicago (online)


“…a central place for some of Boston’s best museums…” Read Full Article
- SmarterTravel.com


“You’ll be revved up by agitators, dump bales of tea into the harbor, and stare agape at put-you-there holograms.” Read Full Article
- Northeast Getaways Travel Blog


“Visitors don’t just learn about the 1773 act of resistance, they re-enact it… Disney-esque but ingenious holographic displays and films… The museum displays an original tea chest, rarely seen in public before. It’s a stirring relic…” Download Article
- The Times


“…recreates the Tea Party and its aftermath with unmatched realism…” Read the full review!
- PatriotLedger.com


“A fun twist on musty old historical museums”
– Boston Globe

My family just visited the new Boston Tea Party Museum in Boston Harbor on Dec 16th. What a fabulous experience! You deserve much credit for designing an outstanding 21st century, multimedia presentation of American History for the American people and tourists from around the world. Every element of the tour (e.g. energetic and engaged staff, 3D painting, 3D 2-women talk, ship tour, museum tour and the Battle of Lexington movie) deserve an A+. My wife, a former American History teacher, cried during the movie. You truly “exceeded our expectations” for an American history event.. From June, 2012 onward, this museum should become the #1 tourist attraction (shared with the Freedom Trail) in Boston.
- William, MA
EXCELLENT show and tour…would highly recommend to friends and students, as I am an elementary school teacher!
- Caitlin, MA
Loved it! Should be mandatory for all young students and those entering a Political Career. Staff was awesome, and funny.
- Kath, LA
I am a fifth grade teacher, in Massachusetts. The content of the museum matched the Social Studies standards perfectly. The guide was informative, pleasant and totally in character. Each section provided a different perspective on the time period. I would definitely recommend this attraction to anyone. Well worth the trip!
- Kathryn, MA
We loved this new attraction in Boston. We live on the North Shore and brought our 3 year old in on the fourth of July. It was a wonderful experience. From the boats to the costumes to the museum to the detail of the feathers it felt like a treat. Our guide was tremendous. We are already highly recommending to friends and family and will bring out of state guests when they are in town.
– Andrew, MA
Had a wonderful day there today! What a great job you’ve done with the entire museum. The quality is the highest, from construction, to the thought put in to all aspects of it, from gift shop, to staff, to tea room. So important to teach this history to all Americans! Christian Masters did a superlative job of leading our tour – improvising, teaching, answering questions along the way. Charmed!
Our family had a wonderful time. Very impressed by the holographic portraits and the battle movie. Lots of fun.
- Paula, MA
Someone please give a big pat on the back and promotion to whomever plays “Thomas Melville” at your new Boston Tea Party Museum. He was our guide for the 1:15pm tour today (7/21). If all of your guides are as enthusiastic and know as much as he, I want to visit more of your museums with my children (ages 7, 9, and 10). You did a great job with this place. It’s a fantastic way to engage people of all ages with the historical significance of all that abounds in the Boston area. I only wish we had visited you first, so my kids would’ve had a greater appreciation for the other historical sights in the city.
- Jill, NC
A great attraction for the whole family. Very happy we included the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum in our plans. The kids liked the ships, tossing the crates into the harbor and the costumed characters. The adults were amazed by talking portraits, and moved to tears by the short movie. It was a patriotic experience for the July 4 weekend. The Tea Room was also a nice visit. With hot tea and iced tea, scones, muffins, cookies and costumed tea ladies, in the pleasant smelling, air conditioned room.
- The DeRienzo Family, NJ
As an Elementary School principal, I have had the pleasure of visiting many historic sites and tours with fifth grade classes. I must say that this was one of the most insightful, moving tributes to our nations history that I have seen.
- Barbara, Ed.D
I work across the street from the Museum, and watched it being built in great anticipation of the opening day. My husband and I took the tour on July 4, and it was a very fitting activity for that date. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. It is evident that the guides truly enjoy their work; they were terrific at what they do; superior in every aspect. I have recommended the Museum to many acquaintances, and will continue to do so. Thank you for creating a wonderful historical experience. What a success!
- Denise, MA
“Just took my daughters this morning. Amazing place! The tour guides are so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the museum is gorgeous! That last movie brings tears to your eyes…”
“We visited the museum on opening day and loved it! Telling all our Nutmeg State friends to head to Beantown for this new attraction!”
Very well done! We had a great time!!!
- Lisa, OH
“We visited the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum on opening day and had a great time!”
“It was great fun! What a surprise to see Captain Parker! Thank you for making my visit so special! To all the descendants of Captain Parker, I encourage you to visit!”
“Well done…all of your hard work paid off! Glad we could be a part of opening day…”
“It was all quite enjoyable…but the room with the talking portraits was my favorite!”
“I was so impressed by the technology and the flow of the museum. I have already recommended it to many!”
“Keep up the good work. I believe you have struck gold – CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!”