Honoring the shot fired at Lexington that was heard round the world in 1775

We’ve chosen April 19th, 2011, as the opportunity for our official “water breaking” ceremony signifying the beginning of construction on the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. We have chosen April 19th because it was on this same date 236 years ago that the shot was fired at Lexington Green which was the beginning of the American Revolution. Since the Boston Tea Party led up to that fateful day, we thought April 19th to be most appropriate.