Boston Tea Party Ship Museum

Located in the Fort Point Channel, adjacent to the Congress Street Bridge, the Boston Tea Party Ship Museum features two period-accurate replicas of East India Company ships, interactive exhibits, reenactments where bundles of tea are thrown off of the ship, and a gift shop where visitors can buy corny trinkets. Here is a view of one of the ships from the north side of the channel; as you can see there is a lot of construction going on in Boston’s seaport district:
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Bogus bundles of tea that have been thrown into the water, attached to a lanyard for easy retrieval:
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Mikes Pastry Line Out The Door, North End

You see their boxes being carried around everywhere… at the parks, in the subway, people walking down the street. The ubiquitous “Mike’s Pastry” logo packages act as a viral advertising campaign all over the city. As a result of this, Mike’s is always mobbed; the line runs out the door, sometimes all the way down to the next block.
mikes pastry shop, north end boston
Tourist tip: If long lines cramp your style, try Modern Pasty, also on Hanover Street.

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Modern Pastry Shop in North End

This Italian bakery on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End offers a wide variety of cookies, cakes, pies, and pastry.
modern pastry shop north end boston
With the combination of bad lighting, cheap camera, and reflections on the display case glass, it was impossible to get a good photo, but here’s a look at some moonpies and cupcakes and other tasty treats:
cupcakes at modern pastry shop
They also make custom wedding cakes. More info on their website at

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