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

    Boston

    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor centers and sites are open year-round.

Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, open daily, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center
January 6 through March 31, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Operating Hours for the remainder of the year:
April 1 through June 30, Open Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 1 through September 30, Open Daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 1 through November 30, Open Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 1 through March 31, Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faneuil Hall
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during city sponsored events.

Bunker Hill Monument
September 1 through June 30, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last climb at 4:15 p.m.
July 1 through August 31, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last climb at 5:30 PM.
From April 1 through June 30 of 2014, due to high visitation and safe occupancy requirements, all visitors who wish to climb the Bunker Hill Monument must first obtain a climbing pass from the Bunker Hill Museum at 43 Monument Square. For more information, please call 617-242-7275. Climbing passes are free and issued on a first come, first served basis. For groups of 10 or more, please call 617-242-5689.

Battle of Bunker Hill Museum
September 1 through July 30, open daily from 9 A.M. to 5 p.m.
July 1 through August 31, open daily 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

USS CASSIN YOUNG
Closed December 1 through February 22
Starting February 22, open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
NOTE: USS Cassin Young will remain closed in icy conditions
April 1 through June 30, open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 1 through August 31, open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
September 1 through November 30, open Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

USS CONSTITUTION
Winter (November 1 - March 31) open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last tour is at 3:30 p.m.
Summer (April 1- October 31) open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 5:30 p.m.

To ensure safety, all visitors ages 18 and over wishing to embark USS Constitution may be subject to present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.

Most other historic sites are open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. peak season and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. off season.


All park sites and both visitor centers are closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.

Did You Know?

Boston Tea Party from Library of Congress Collection

Did you know that not until 1835 did folks start referring to the event of December 16, 1773 as "The Boston Tea Party?" For the previous 62 years, the event had been called just what it obviously was, "The Destruction of The Tea.