Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Information Center Opened

BOSTON TEA PARTY SHIPS & MUSEUM UNVEILS NEW TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER

With The Freedom Trail Foundation, Friends of Fort Point Channel and the InterContinental Boston

BOSTON, Mass – July 6, 2011-The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum is holding a press conference with Mayor Thomas M. Menino, The Freedom Trail Foundation, Friends of Fort Point Channel, and the InterContinental Boston for the opening of the new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, Information Center and new activities in Boston’s Waterfront and innovation district.  This will include The Freedom Trail Foundation’s Pirates & Patriots Tour launch.


The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, opening in June 2012, will announce the opening of a new Boston Tea Party ShipsSM & Museum Information Center for 14 tourism destinations in Boston, including The Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston Harbor Cruises, New England Aquarium, Old Town Trolley Tours, Boston Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Science, among others. This information center will be the site of ticket sales for historic Boston attractions.
The Freedom Trail Foundation, Friends of Fort Point Channel, and the InterContinental Boston will work together to encourage tourism on the waterfront. Mayor Menino, an honorary chairman of the Freedom Trail Foundation, has worked to incorporate the new Boston Tea Party ShipsSM & Museum into the Freedom Trail route.

“America was born in Boston. It’s our job to protect, preserve, and celebrate our history not just for our city, but for the world,” said Mayor Thomas M. Menino at the groundbreaking of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

“For the first time, fourteen attractions around Boston Harbor are coming together. We hope by creating this hub for all fourteen Boston attractions we can see an increase in tourism around Boston Harbor in the coming years,” explains Shawn P. Ford, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum Executive Director.

Once opened, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will include interactive exhibits, actors dressed in period clothing, a Tavern, and Tea Room, as well as a gift shop for guest to explore. The new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will feature three traditional tall ships, which will replicate the ships that took part in the original Boston Tea Party, the Beaver, the Dartmouth, and the Eleanor.  Historic Ship Master Builder Leon Poindexter is currently building these ships in Gloucester. For more information please visit www.bostonteapartyship.com

The Information Center is a glass-enclosed gazebo owned by the Intercontinental Hotel, located on the North side of the Fort Point Channel between Congress and Summer Streets (at the end of Pearl Street).