Boston National Historical Park visitor centers can be found at two convenient locations along the Freedom Trail. The downtown visitor center is located on the first floor of Faneuil Hall. The Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center is located in Building 5 next to the USS Constitution in Charlestown, just inside Gate 1 of the Navy Yard. Each provides free comprehensive orientation to the culture and history of the city.
Effective January 6, 2014 through March 31, 2014 the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Boston National Historical Park is closed on Christmas, New Year's Day and Thanksgiving.
Did You Know?
Owning a shop to sell sewing supplies was one of the few occupations available to women in 18th century Boston. Many women were widowed by the French & Indian War and supported their families by working in the sewing trades. By 1770 over 70 shop-owning women in Boston were called "She-Merchants."