Boston Tea Party Virtual Field Trip

by  Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

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Learn about the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution without leaving the classroom! Students play an active role debating taxation without representation, and the issues that pushed Massachusetts down the road to revolution. Your class will storm aboard one of our eighteenth century replica vessels and cast off the yoke of tyranny by destroying the Crown’s tea. They will get a taste of what life was like in the eighteenth century by exploring below decks onboard one the vessels that moored at Griffin’s Wharf that fateful night. Finally, students will discover how the Sons of Liberty successfully overcame obstacles to accomplish their goals, and achieve independence. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to teach your class about the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution!

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About This Program


Point to Point: $250.00
Point to Point Premium: $225.00


45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Adult Learners, Learning Pod

Minimum participants:

No Minimum

Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 60 students.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Preview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC8EPig8AWo

Booking Information

For the 2020-2021 school year, programs are available September 1 through May 19. They are available Monday - Wednesday at any time, with limited availability on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Receive this program and 9 more for one low price when you purchase the CILC Virtual Expeditions package. Learn more

For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Written notice of cancellation must be received by BTPS&M at least 15 calendar days prior to the scheduled tour date in order to receive a full refund of all payments received by BTPS&M.

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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Boston, MA
United States

At the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum you can be a part of the famous event that forever changed the course of American history! Historical interpreters, interactive exhibits, full-scale restored 18th Century sailing vessels and historic artifacts are just a taste of what you will experience during your visit.

Kirsten Schuller

Program Details


1. Introduction
2. Town meeting debate at Old South Meeting House.
3. Discussion about methods of Colonial Resistance
3. The march to the harbor - December 16, 1773
4. On board the replica tea ship, discussion of trade and destruction of the tea.
5. Life at sea with a visit the ship cargo hold
6. Question and Answer session


- Engage in debate over British taxation
- Discuss methods of colonial resistance
- Witness a reenactment of the destruction of the tea
- Explore an 18th century replica sailing vessel

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Virtual Field Trips:
National Social Studies Content Standards Correlation
United States History

Standards in History for Grades K-4
Topic 3: The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and
Values and the People from Many Cultures Who contributed to its
Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
Standard 4: How democratic values came to be, and how the United States
government was formed and of the nation’s basic democratic
principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution by:
- Explaining that the U.S. government was formed by English colonists
who fought for independence from England. (K-4 Grades)

Standards in History for Grades 5-12
United States Era 2: Colonization and Settlement (1585-1763) Standard 2:
How political, religious, and social institutions emerged in the English
2.A: The student understands the roots of representative government and
how political rights were defined
2.A.5: Explain the social, economic, and political tensions that led to violent
conflicts between the colonists and their governments. (7-12 Grades)
United States Era 3: Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
Standard 1: The causes of the American Revolution, the ideas ad interests
involved in forging the revolutionary movement, and the reasons for
the American victory.
1.A: The student understands the causes of the American Revolution
1.A.2: Compare the arguments advanced by defenders and opponents of
the new imperial policy on the traditional rights of English people and
the legitimacy of asking the colonies to pay a share of the cost of the
empire. (5-12 Grades)
1.A.3: Reconstruct the chronology of the critical events leading to the
outbreak of armed conflict between the American colonies and
England. (5-12 Grades)
- Time, Continuity, and Change
- Power, Authority, and Governance

State Standards

Available upon request for all 50 states and Washington D.C.