Our trip to Iceland took us through Boston. I couldn’t resist adding on a few days to really explore. Our first stop in Boston was to the Boston Tea Party Museum (with a quick stop in Boston favorite, Dunkin Donuts). We were immediately given new identities & let through an interactive tour, complete with period actors who really make you feel like you were in the middle of the excitement! Besides the food, which was my real favorite thing about Boston, this museum tops my recommendation list of things to not miss in Boston! It was so much fun and a great, interactive way to experience history.
Our tour started with a greeting from these dressed up actors…
then we were given our roles to play. I got a speaking part!
We were also given official feathers to wear in our caps to identify us as supporters!
After a reenactment from “Sam Adams” we boarded the British tea ship recreation.
I immediately took the wheel! As we descended into the ship, I was taken aback at how small it was. I can’t even imagine crossing the Atlantic on this!
The sleeping quarters for the ship’s men were crowded, but gave them their own little spot.
The Captain’s quarters were more my speed!
Back up top, we were shown the boxes of tea…. And quickly tossed them overboard!
No taxation without representation!
Ben drove the getaway boat! Ahoy, captain!
Our tour progressed inside where we were able so see interactive paintings & videos. It was almost like being on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland, except the Boston historical version!
The tour ends at the tea shop where you can partake in a traditional British tea!
We grabbed a scone & some tea & pulled up a seat!
Historic games completed the feeling. I felt very much like Felicity (for those of you who read the American Girl books!).
Check back next week for Wanderlust Wednesday as we head to Paul Revere’s house & explore the Italian North End!