Boston National Historical Park preserves and interprets Boston's involvement in the American Revolution and the establishment of one of the first United States navy yards. Come join us to discover the human story of the struggles, ideals and sacrifices Bostonians made for the fight for freedom.
We offer tours and talks for school groups, organizations, and any other group interested in learning about the importance of Boston and its history. We also offer curriculum based education programs. If you would like to reserve a program for your group of ten or more, please visit our reservation page.
"Cradle of Liberty" - Faneuil Hall Talks
Discover the importance of Faneuil Hall as a marketplace and meeting place from the 18th-century to the present day. 15-20 minute talk in the historic Great Hall.
Tours of the Freedom Trail®
Join a ranger for a 60-minute walking tour of the Freedom Trail®. Learn about the people, places, and events in Boston that helped shape the American Revolution. The tour is limited to 30 people. Tours begin inside the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center.
"Decisive Day" - Bunker Hill Talks
Learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the first real battle of the Revolutionary War. Discover why the battle, a British victory and a colonial loss, was an important step in the colonists' fight to drive the British army out of Boston. 20-30 minute talk at the Bunker Hill Monument.
"Taking the High Ground" - Bunker Hill Tours
Join a ranger for a 45-minute walking tour that will take you from the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument in the footsteps of the British soldiers and Marines assaulting the hill on June 17, 1775. Learn about the tactics and strategies of the battle, and about the experiences of the participants. Tour starts outside the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center.
USS Cassin Young
USS Constitution is open year round for tours with the following schedule:
November 1 through March 31: Thursday - Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
USS Constitution does not take reservations.
Did You Know?
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.