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


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  • Bunker Hill Monument Closed

    The "Adams" cannon will be removed from the Bunker Hill Monument on Monday, August 4 for conservation work. For visitor safety, the Bunker Hill Monument will be closed to climbing that day.


Most of the sites in our park are located on the Freedom Trail. Through time, national patriotism and search for American identity have turned sites such as Old North Church, USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument into icons.

It is the power of place, when one stands upon these grounds, that makes us realize the importance of these history-making events. It is humbling to stand in the room where Frederick Douglass spoke, or on the soil where over 5,000 men fought in the bloodiest battle of the American Revolution. You, too, can visit the place where George Washington and his army witnessed its first victory.

These historical icons inspire not only Americans, but people around the world, as their themes resonate for all of humanity.

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."