• 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.

Group Reservations

Teachers, Tour Guides and Group Leaders

Visitation can be quite high, especially during the spring, summer and fall months. Although reservations are not required to visit many of the sites, they are strongly recommended. Ranger-led programs require reservations and must be booked two to three months prior to the visit. Many spring programs are filled by the previous December. These programs have limited space and priority is given to groups holding reservations. Making a reservation ensures that your group will be accommodated and helps to provide a satisfying and safe experience.

For a description of curriculum-based programs offered please visit the National Park Service's Exploring the Real Thing for a list of programs and descriptions. Exploring the Real Thing describes all National Park Service curriculum-based programs offered in Massachusetts, Virginia, New York and New Jersey.

The following is a list of sites in the park, along with reservation information:

USS CONSTITUTION: No reservations required. Free of charge. Due to heightened security, all items currently barred from public federal buildings and airports are not allowed on board and will not be held by site personnel during tours; please allow extra time to go through the security check. Visit the USS CONSTITUTION for more information

USS Constitution Museum: Reservations are required for groups of 15 or more. For reservations call the Education Department at 617-426-1812. Visit the USS Constitution Museum for more information.

USS CASSIN YOUNG: For reservations call 617-242-5689. Free admission.

Bunker Hill Monument: For reservations call 617-242-5689. Free admission. Keep in mind that the monument is very busy during the spring season and there is often a long wait to climb the monument.

Faneuil Hall: The City of Boston owns Faneuil Hall. The 1st floor marketplace is open daily. The 2nd floor Great Hall is sometimes closed for a private function. When the Great Hall is open to the public, park rangers are in the Hall daily presenting 15 minute talks every half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We do not take reservations for the Hall; however the Old South Meeting House offers a program, Tea is Brewing (program fee.) This program starts at Faneuil Hall with a park ranger then ends at Old South Meeting House debating the Tea Act of 1773. If the Hall is closed during this program, the ranger conducts the program in the 1st floor market area.

Park partners including Paul Revere House, Old South Meeting House and Old State House also offer programs for groups.


Freedom Trail Tours

As Staffing permits we can offer a free 60 minute walking tour led by National Park Service rangers along the heart of Boston's Freedom Trail. Discover Boston's role in the American Revolution. For groups of 10 or more, reservations are required. There is a limit of 30 people per tour. Tours start at the Boston National Park Service Visitor Center at Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA. For more information call (617) 242-5689.


Other Group Information links

The City of Boston's Tour Bus Parking Guidelines

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.