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Boston Tea Party museum in the works

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Posted: Sep 20, 2010 9:24 AM by John Pastorek
Updated: Sep 20, 2010 10:49 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Boston, Boston Tea Party, museum, Fort Point Channel, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Historic Tours of America

The Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous events in U.S. history, yet the only thing that marks the spot these days is a plaque.

There was a museum in Fort Point Channel at the sight of the 1773 Tea party, but it burned down in 1991.

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the city of Boston, and developer Historic Tours of America have announced a financing deal that will rebuild the museum commemorating the historic protest of Britan's tax laws.

The new $25 million museum will be financed with an $18 million loan to Historic Tours from the convention authority, a $3 million from the city and will also include three ships modled after the ones colonist's boarded.

It is expected to open in the spring of 2012.

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