BOSTON — The Boston Tea Party Museum is finally set to reopen after a lengthy and difficult renovation.

The floating museum on Boston’s Fort Point Channel features a reenactment of the famous protest that helped set in motion the events that led to the Revolutionary War.

The facility reopens to the public on Tuesday.

The museum’s executive director Shawn Ford tells The Boston Globe that the project was slowed for years by permitting delays and financing issues. It was finally boosted by a $28 million state loan covered by fees paid by tourists for hotel rooms and other services in Boston.

The museum features replicas of two ships, the Eleanor and the Beaver, which were boarded by colonists in 1773. Visitors will even have the chance to heave a chest of tea over the edge themselves.