After a pair of fires closed and destroyed one of Boston’s most
historic landmarks, city agencies are joining with a tour company to
bring it back.
The new $25 million Boston Tea Party museum is expected to open in 2012 and will include a tavern, tea room and restaurant.
Funding for the museum will come from the city, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and Historic Tours of America, the authority said in an announcement yesterday.
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It was closed in 2001 after a lightening strike damaged the museum. Six years later it was destroyed in a two-alarm fire.
Nearly 500,000 people are expected to visit the new museum annually when it opens off of the Congress Street Bridge near the site of the 1773 rebellion.