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


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Getting Around

Boston is a walking city and most historic sites are within a short walk of one another. The Freedom Trail, a red brick line along the sidewalk, connects most of the sites in the park.

Points of interest, hotels and retail areas are accessible on foot or by the MBTA subway (T). Water transportation runs frequently between downtown Boston (Long Wharf) and the Charlestown Navy Yard. Several commercial parking garages are located in downtown Boston near the Freedom Trail sites and in the Charlestown Navy Yard.


Did You Know?

Lucy Stone

The request to reserve Faneuil Hall on December 16, 1873, identified the event as a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. In truth, Suffragette Lucy Stone held the first women's suffragette meeting in the "Cradle of Liberty." She surprised many with her real agenda that day.