• 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?

Old North Church Steeple

Did you know that Old North Church's steeple has been replaced twice since the display of the signal lanterns on April 18, 1775? In neither case was the downfall caused by revolution, but by a mighty wind, a nameless storm of October, 1804, and Hurricane Carol, August, 1954.