As the center of trade in colonial times, Faneuil Hall would have brought many worlds together. When the
doors open to the new National Park Service visitor center, Faneuil Hall will continue to honor that mission,
cultivating Boston's most celebrated landmark into a showpiece and center for visitor information.
The new visitor center will be much more than an entry into Boston National Historical Park and Boston
African American National Historic Site. It will serve as a gateway to all of Massachusetts' National Parks.
Opened, light-filled, and welcoming, visitors will find visual displays, printed material, and maps and park
rangers on hand to provide expert guidance. The new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, integrating new
technologies and design while remaining faithful to the traditional National Park Service experience that
travelers have come to know and love, will give visitors from all over the globe the information they need to
make the most of their time in Boston and Massachusetts.
Boston African American National Historic Site is excited to be a part of this new visitor center as it will
allow us to showcase the rich history of Boston's free black community in the years leading up to and
including the Civil War, a community that led the city and the nation in the struggle against slavery and
injustice which we highlight year-round on the Black Heritage Trail ® and through our other special tours
Please join United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, and
Boston African American National Historic Site and Boston National Historic Park Superintendent Cassius
Cash on Friday May 25 at 11:30 to celebrate Boston's latest showpiece of hospitality.