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


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Park Fun

Kids watching a ropemaking demonstration.

The historic sites that make up Boston National Historical Park can be mostly found along the Freedom Trail. Many of these sites offer family-friendly activities and exhibits.

This webpage will be offering activities for those who are sitting far from where this history happened.

The first offering, we are calling In our Backyards. Students from the Boston area share the stories of our nation, that can be found in the neighborhoods of Boston.

Did You Know?

Boston Tea Party from Library of Congress Collection

Did you know that not until 1835 did folks start referring to the event of December 16, 1773 as "The Boston Tea Party?" For the previous 62 years, the event had been called just what it obviously was, "The Destruction of The Tea.