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

    Boston

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

For Teachers

Teacher Institute

Teacher Institute Participants

The division of Interpretation and Education is dedicated to fostering meaningful interactions between students and Boston's historic sites. Boston National Historical Park welcomes teachers, parents, students, and learners of all ages to participate in our park's educational programs and ranger-guided activities.

Summer 2014 Workshop for K - 5th Grade Teachers
Technology in Paul Revere's Time: Teaching Simple Machines through Social Studies
Saturday, March 8 and Saturday, April 15

 
Freedom Trail Tour

Tours, Talks & Trips
Boston National Historical Park offers ranger-guided talks and tours along the Freedom Trail sites. You and your group can also pick up a map and guide at one of our visitor centers, and enjoy the Freedom Trail as a self-guided adventure.

 

Education Programs
Boston National Historical Park offers many education programs, both full curriculum-based programs and shorter activities meant to complement a field trip to the site.

 
Teacher Institute

Summer Teacher Institute
Boston National Historical Park offers professional development opportunities for teachers at the Boston People & Places Summer Teacher Institute. The Teacher Institute is offered for PDPs and/or graduate credit.

 

Other Sites

The park staff works collaboratively with historic sites and museums on Boston's Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail including the Afro-American Museum, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, and USS Constitution Museum. Together we offer education programs for students and professional development opportunities for teachers.

Did You Know?

Daniel Webster speaking in the Senate chamber.

Daniel Webster was once rebuffed in his effort to speak at Faneuil Hall. His support of The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 earned for him the enmity of New England's abolitionists, and a worry that if he were allowed to speak, his appearance might spark a riot. He later spoke without incident.