• Colonial Boston Map, Faneuil Hall and the Charlestown Navy Yard skyline


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

In Our Backyards

The history of Boston and our nation is infused in neighborhoods throughout the city. Join Boston Public School students as they discover and relate these stories from their own backyards.

Patriots of Color
Patriots of Color (10MB)
More than one hundred African Americans and Native Americans fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill. This is their story.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Bunker Hill Monument under construction.

Did you know that the financing for The Bunker Hill Monument was a hand-to-mouth project, culminating in a bake sale in 1840, three years before the dedication? By contrast, The Dorchester Heights Monument was financed by an appropriation from the Massachusetts Legislature amounting to $100,000.