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


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Boston's Revolutionary War

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall

Many of the sites in Boston National Historical Park are associated with the beginnings of the American Revolution. To learn more about Boston's role please visit the sites above.

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.