History of the Boston Tea Party museum
For nearly a decade, the city of Boston has been without a Tea Party museum, a piece of history that defines the Boston Harbor and its place in the American Revolution. After many setbacks, construction is finally set to begin on a new, more comprehensive and interactive museum on the Fort Point Channel that will include all new replica ships and a tour that brings visitors back to 1773. It is set to be completed in spring 2012.
The museum property has seen a lot since a fire destroyed the gift shop in 2001. Look through the slides to see the history of the museum and what is planned for its future.
Pictured: the closed museum shop in 2002.