On December 16 of 1773, a monumental event in American history took place: the Boston Tea Party. This sparked the time in which Paul Revere made his claim to fame and the tides changed in the Revolutionary War.
Now, on December 16 every year, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum Tour Experience pulls out all the stops to create an immersive, realistic experience for visitors. Every group member receives a "colonial character" to play, along with corresponding clothing and interactive experiences. A man playing Sam Adams will invite you to participate in a re-enactment of the moment in which tea creates were tossed overboard and the independence of America became visible many years ago.
Generally, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (4:00 PM in the off-season). Although you can visit and learn about our country's history at any time, there's no better date to revisit the Tea Party than on December 16, its anniversary.
Tickets for the re-enactment are $30 apiece. They grant you admission to the historic Old South Meeting House where colonists used to gather. You'll also be escorted to the Boston Harbor and receiving special viewing seats for the action aboard the Brig Beaver at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
To learn more about the re-enactment or to purchase your tickets, click here.