Museum FAQs

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The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

What are the museum’s hours of operation?

The museum is open 10am to 5pm.

Is the museum open everyday?

Yes the museum is open 7 days a week.

What is the cost of tickets?

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children (ages 4 to 12) at the front booths.

How long does a tour of the museum take?

Each tour is one hour long.

Can guests tour the museum on their own?

No, tours are lead in groups, by a guide and guests must stay with their group.

If I pay admission and take the tour, can I take it again on the same day without paying another admission fee?

No, each ticket is only good for one tour.

Are pictures/video permitted inside the museum and the Minuteman Theater?

Pictures are permitted until guests enter the ships. All cameras/ camera phones, need to be shut off once guests enter the museum.

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

Yes, on our East side which are the tours that run on the :15 and the :45 of the hour.

Is there a discount if I purchase my tickets online?

Yes, $2.50 off of the adult booth price and $1.50 off of the children’s booth price.

What is your refund policy?

If a guest is dissatisfied with their experience at the BTPS&M for any reason, they are guaranteed a 100% refund.

Can I purchase my tickets with a credit card?

Yes, that is the best way to purchase tickets.

What is your stroller & carriage policy?

Carriages aren’t allowed inside the museum due to the physical structure and nature of the site; gangways, stairways, narrow and confined spaces and graduated seating can all be found on the tour. Instead, we ask that you park your stroller or carriage in our dedicated carriage parking area. Neither The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum nor its employees assume responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property.

What is your baggage policy?

For security reasons, we cannot hold or check any bags or baggage. For similar reasons, no unattended bags are allowed on site at any time. Purses and bags of standard carry-on size and below are permitted on tours provided that they are carried and attended by their owners at all times.