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


    National Historical Park Massachusetts

Visitor Centers

Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

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.

The Faneuil Hall Visitor Center is staffed by park rangers and volunteers eager to help plan a vacationer's visit. Maps, brochures, free ranger guided tours, and information about sites along Boston's historic Freedom Trail® can be found here.

The Navy Yard Visitor Center, at Building 5, provides an orientation to the sites in Charlestown. Maps, brochures and restrooms are also available here. Visitors can enjoy a 10 minute introductory video of the Navy Yard and view the "Serving the Naval Fleet" exhibit.

The Faneuil Hall Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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?

Colonial Boston Docks

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."