Mark your calendars because the British are coming (back) on June 25 when the Boston Tea Party Museum re-opens after a long hiatus due to the necessity of a complete remodel. Sitting in Boston Harbor, this tiny museum fell prey to a fire and closed to ensure that visitors would be safe while exploring this famed Boston event that led to the formation of the United States of America.
Although it was not just one night that led patriots to take matters into their own hands to begin a fight for freedom, it was the continued lack of freedoms and representation that brought about the Tea Party. Here, you can relive the catalyst to the American Revolution and see memorabilia from the time and event. The museum holds insight into America's path to becoming a free country.
The Tea Party Museum is located close to the Harborwalk and the Greenway, and makes for a quick visit. Be prepared to be out in an hour; it's a perfect blip of history in a fun-filled day. The kids won't balk because it is a quick stop, and who knows, maybe the history lesson will prevent your child's teacher from being too angry that you pulled him or her out of school for a vacation.