New Bunker Hill Climbing Pass
From April 8 to June 30, for safe occupancy requirements, all visitors who climb the Bunker Hill Monument must first obtain a free climbing pass from the Bunker Hill Museum at 43 Monument Square. For groups of 10 or more, please call 617-242-5689.
Volunteers play an important role at Boston National Historical Park. In 2011, they contributed more than 15,000 hours of their time! Volunteers work in all areas of park operations and help achieve park goals by providing visitors with excellent customer care. Without volunteers, we simply could not accomplish all that we do.
Volunteers staff our visitor centers, give orientation, and welcome groups. Volunteers can assist at our many annual and commemorative events. They give programs or perform clerical and administrative duties. Other volunteers work in research, collections, and curatorial services. Volunteers who work as interns and service learners gain on the job experience while fulfilling educational requirements.
In partnership with the USS Cassin Young Association, volunteers perform ship maintenance and give special tours aboard the World War II destroyer, USS Cassin Young. The 1812 Marines have joined us to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812. American Revolution enthusiasts volunteer year round and help with the park's main interpretive themes.
If you are interested in volunteering at Boston National Historical Park, please call our Volunteer-in-Parks Program Office at 617-242-5222. You may also click here to be contacted or send an e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know?
When the Boston Massacre monument was erected on Boston Common in the 1880s, the president of The Massachusetts Historical Society protested, "The crown of the martyr should not be placed on the brow of the ruffian."
Come to think of it, John Adams didn't speak too highly of the victims either.