Boston National Historical Park preserves and interprets Boston's involvement in the American Revolution and the establishment of one of the first United States navy yards. Come join us to discover the human story of the struggles, ideals and sacrifices Bostonians made for the fight for freedom.
We offer tours and talks for school groups, organizations, and any other group interested in learning about the importance of Boston and its history. We also offer curriculum based education programs. If you would like to reserve a program for your group of ten or more, please visit our reservation page.
"Cradle of Liberty" - Faneuil Hall Talks
Discover the importance of Faneuil Hall as a marketplace and meeting place from the 18th-century to the present day. 15-20 minute talk in the historic Great Hall.
Tours of the Freedom Trail®: Meetings, Mobs & Martyrs
By imposing taxes and oppressive policies on the American colonies, the British Parliament threatened their traditions of self-government and Bostonians defied them. Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 60 minute walk focusing on Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, and Old South Meeting House. Along the Freedom Trail®, discover how Bostonians resisted these repressive strategies. The tour is limited to 30 people, and tickets are handed out on a first come, first served basis. Tours begin inside the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center and end at Old South Meeting House.
Starting April 18: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For groups of 10 or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tours of the Freedom Trail®: Allegiance to Revolution
Dumping 46 tons of privately owned tea into Boston Harbor set in motion a series of events that would lead to Great Britain's loss of her American colonies. Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 60 minute walk focusing on Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, and Old North Church. Along the Freedom Trail®, meet the people who shifted the conversation from allegiance to revolution. The tour is limited to 30 people, and tickets are handed out on a first come, first served basis. Tours begin inside the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center and end at Old North Church.
Starting April 18: Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. For groups of 10 or more, please email email@example.com.
"Decisive Day" - Bunker Hill Talks
Learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the first real battle of the Revolutionary War. Discover why the battle, a British victory and a colonial loss, was an important step in the colonists' fight to drive the British army out of Boston. 15 minute talk at the Bunker Hill Monument.
"Taking the High Ground" - Bunker Hill Tours
Join Rangers for a 45 minute tour from the Charlestown Navy Yard to the Bunker Hill Monument. Walk in the footsteps of the British soldiers and Marines who assaulted the hill on June 17th, 1775. Learn about the tactics and strategies of the battle, and about the experiences of the participants. Tour starts outside the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center.
Please note, the final day for ranger guided tours in 2014 is October 31. For groups of 10 or more, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
USS Cassin Young
For information on the USS Constitution's restoration, please visit the U.S. Navy's website.Notice: To ensure safety, all visitors 18 and over wishing to embark USS Constitution will be subject to present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.