Boston National Historical Park

Boston National Historical Park

Things To Do

Ranger Guided

Boston National Historical Park preserves and interprets Boston's involvement in the American Revolution and the establishment of one of the first United States navy yards. The human story of the struggles, ideals and sacrifices Bostonians made for the fight for freedom is offered though a variety of educational programs, several of which are offered through partnerships with the Bostonian Society and the Old South Meeting House Association.

Below is a list of programs offered by Boston National Historical Park.

Twisted Strands: Simple Machines and Rope Making at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Merchants and Farmers in Battle

What's Behind a Monument?

Boston and the American Revolution

Faneuil Hall Talks

Bunker Hill Monument Talks

Collaborative Programs with other park historical sites.

Interpretive Programs

Boston National Historical Park offers interpretive programs at many sites. Depending on the season you can listen to talks pre-revolutionary war Boston, the importance of the Bunker Hill Monument and the role of civilian workers in building a strong navy. Tours include sites along Boston's Freedom Trail and the Charlestown Navy Yard.

 

Indoor Activities

TALKS

Faneuil Hall Talks

National Park Service Rangers offer historical talks every half hour (except when the hall is closed for city sponsored events). For more information call (617) 242-5642.


Bunker Hill Monument Talks

Call 617-242-5601 for more information.

Things To Do

Boston National Historical Park sites provide information in a variety of ways, including tours, lectures, costumed programs, exhibits and publications. National Park Service Rangers are at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall and the downtown visitor center daily. Rangers conduct 90-minute walking tours of the downtown portion of Boston's Freedom Trail daily, from mid-April through November. Rangers present historical talks at Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument year-round. At the Navy Yard, rangers conduct tours of the WW II/Cold War destroyer, U.S.S. Cassin Young, weather permitting. At the Dorchester Heights Monument in South Boston, the grounds are open year round but the monument is only open seasonally (please call ahead for information). The cooperating sites of Boston National Historical Park offer a variety of programs and services. The U.S. Navy conducts tours of U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides). Nearby, the U.S.S. Constitution Museum features exhibits and a gift shop. In downtown Boston, the privately administered Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House and Old North Church all offer public programs, exhibits and gift shops. Rest rooms are located at the downtown and Charlestown Navy Yard visitor centers, Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument. Eastern National bookstores are located at the downtown and Navy Yard visitor centers.