Museum FAQs

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The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

What are the museum’s hours of operation?

In Season:
First tour: 10am, Last tour: 5pm
Off Season:
First tour: 10am, Last tour: 4pm
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Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving day.

Is the museum open everyday?

Yes the museum is open 7 days a week.

What is the cost of tickets?

Adult Price: $28
Senior/Students/Military Price: $25
Child Price (ages 5-12): $18

How long does a tour of the museum take?

In Season: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Off Season: 1 hour

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 on the tour?

Pictures/video are only permitted in meeting rooms, on the ships and on the back deck.

Is the museum handicapped accessible?

Yes, on our East side which are the tours that run on the top and bottom of the hour.

Is there a discount if I purchase my tickets online?

Yes, $2.80 off adult, $2.50 off senior/students/military and $1.80 off child booth prices.

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.