The Boston Tea Party was a turning point in the relationship between Great Britain and its then-colonies in North America. It was a major act of defiance, a peaceful protest against recently imposed tariffs. It set the stage for the Revolutionary War and the colonies’ eventual independence. Learn all about the historic event at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Each hour-long guided tour takes guests back to the day that the Tea Party unfolded as you actually climb aboard the restored 18th-century ships. Costumed actors recreate the major players of the day at an interactive town meeting, after which guests actually get to dump some tea and tour a museum filled with artifacts. Head to Abigail’s Tea Room after your tour to try one of the five teas that were tossed overboard that fateful day in 1773.
Have you tried rolled ice cream? A thin layer of your favorite creamy confection is frozen on a sub-zero slab, and then shaved into beautiful rosettes and piled into a bowl. It’s a beautiful and new way to enjoy ice cream, and there is a new spot to get this global craze right here in Boston. Visit I-CE-NY in the Back Bay for rolled ice cream in tons of inventive flavors and with all the mix-ins your heart desires. You can choose to create a custom bowl, or try one of their inventive creations. Their signature treat is the Mango Sticky RI-CE, and it features rolls of mango ice cream topped with Thai coconut infused sticky rice, mango, and coconut sauce. It’s refreshing, decadent, and positively unique. Get to I-CE-NY to try it or one of their other flavors, and get a bit of a show as your rolled ice