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


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

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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.

Our Staff & Offices

The superintendent of Boston National Historical Park is the top park official, responsible for managing and supervising all park operations and activities. The superintendent’s office includes the deputy superintendent, program assistant, park planner, and concession specialist.

Divisions within the park include administration, interpretation, maintenance, resource management, and resource and visitor protection. A division chief heads each division.

  • The Administration Division acts as the "business office" for Boston National Historical Park. Its principal functions include human resources, purchasing, property management, budget administration, contracting, housing matters, payroll, technology support (personal computers and telephone system), and mail.
  • The Interpretation Division is responsible for information/education programs and services provided to park visitors and neighbors. The division manages park publications, interpretive exhibits, and visitor center operations. Interpretive rangers provide a variety of ranger-led programs to the public. A curriculum-based education program reaches many students in local schools in the spring and fall.
  • The Maintenance Division maintains all roads, trails, buildings, utilities, grounds, vehicles, and other physical facilities in the park to assure their safe use. The division also manages construction and rehabilitation projects to support Acadia's operation.
  • The Resource Management Division provides guidance to park management on all matters related to cultural resources. The division conducts or oversees studies on cultural resources. The division also maintains an extensive museum collection.
  • The Protection Division is responsible for law enforcement, emergency medical services, dispatch, fire management, fees, and security of park facilities, buildings, and park-owned housing.

If you are searching for a particular park employee, visit the NPS Directory.

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.