Sunday, July 04, 2010

The Original Tea Party Site Gets a Makeover

The Boston Tea Party was one of the key events leading up to the American Revolution, but a once-popular tourist site that heralded the historic protest has been absent from Boston Harbor since a 2001 fire.

Now, after years of delays and then a credit crisis that left financing unobtainable, plans to rebuild an attraction twice the size of the 1973 original are finally moving forward.

Historic Tours of America has secured financing for the estimated $22 million to $24 million project, and the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is slated to open in the fall of 2011 or early 2012 if everything goes as planned.