• 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?

Colonial Boston Docks

Owning a shop to sell sewing supplies was one of the few occupations available to women in 18th century Boston. Many women were widowed by the French & Indian War and supported their families by working in the sewing trades. By 1770 over 70 shop-owning women in Boston were called "She-Merchants."