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


    National Historical Park Massachusetts



  1. Shipyard records and material from the Navy's time in Charlestown
  2. 70,000 photographs and negatives of the Boston Naval Shipyard and surrounding establishments
  3. 13,000 architectural drawings
  4. Records from the First Naval District
  5. Ship history files of ships that were built, launched, repaired, or commissioned at Boston Naval Shipyard
  6. The Boston Naval Shipyard News (the newspaper of the yard)
  7. USS Cassin Young photographs, blueprints, manuals, and ship records
  8. Visitor registers for Bunker Hill Monument, as well as documents relating to the monument's history
  9. Documents relating to Faneuil Hall, Dorchester Heights, Old North Church, Old State House, and Old South Meeting House

    For more information on Boston National Historical Park's collections, please contact David Vecchioli, Museum Curator, at 617-242-5603.
On Line Resources

Below you will find links to some of our on line resources
  1. New Hampshire Participants in the Battle of Bunker Hill (pdf file--322K)
  2. Ships built in the Charlestown Navy Yard (pdf file--461K)
  3. Development of Shipbuilding at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Did You Know?

Colonial Boston Docks

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."