The ‘Tea Party' was an act of rebellion against British rule and in particular against new taxes, imposed on, among other commodities, tea. The protest took place on 16 December 1773. A group of Bostonians, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded the tea-clipper Beaver and threw all of its cargo into the harbour waters. Visitors can discover the full story on-board a full-size replica ship, Beaver II.
Things to see in Boston
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Tourist information booths are located at Boston Common and the Prudential Center, 101 Huntington Avenue.
The CityPass (www.citypass.com) offers up to 47% off combined prices to must-see attractions - Museum of Science, Museum of Fine Arts, New England Aquarium, Skywalk Observatory and the Harvard Museum of Natural History or the Old State House. It lasts for nine days and can be purchased from the attractions on the day or online in advance.
The GoBoston Card (www.gobostoncard.com) offers a one- to multi-day card for free admissions to over 50 attractions, plus shopping, restaurant and lodging discounts.
The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau's website (www.bostonusa.com) lists further deals, including BostonUSA Specials discount coupons and the Family Friendly Pass.