New Bunker Hill Climbing Pass
From April 8 to June 30, for safe occupancy requirements, all visitors who climb the Bunker Hill Monument must first obtain a free climbing pass from the Bunker Hill Museum at 43 Monument Square. For groups of 10 or more, please call 617-242-5689.
Boston People & Places Summer Teacher Institute
Each summer, usually in August, Boston People & Places Program offers a teacher workshop. Boston People & Places is a collaboration among historic sites along Boston's Freedom Trail, Black Heritage Trail, Boston National Historical Park, and Boston African American National Historic Site. Boston People and Places program seeks to strengthen and broaden the teaching of Boston history by providing professional development opportunities for teachers and free educational programs for children attending Boston Public Schools.
Teachers may earn professional development points and/or graduate credit for these workshops. For more information about the Institute, please contact Julia Mize at Boston National Historical Park at (617) 242-5677.
Past topics for the Teacher Institute have included:
Did You Know?
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."