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What is Open?

The National Parks of Boston has reopened access to:

All grounds and open-air spaces remain open to the public in compliance with state and local regulations.

With proper mitigations in place, operations and temporary hours are:

  • Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

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  • Faneuil Hall, Great Hall

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  • The Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center

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    There is a limit on the total number of people allowed in the building at a time. Close coordination will take place with America's National Park Store.
  • USS Cassin Young

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  • The Bunker Hill Museum

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    There is a limit on the total number of people allowed in the building at a time. Close coordination will take place among America's National Park Store and the Charlestown Historical Society offices.

Please note that hours are subject to change without notice.

Partner Sites

For more information regarding our partner sites and their hours of operation, please visit our Plan Your Visit page.

 
  • USS Constitution Museum:

    For the safety of visitors and staff, the USS Constitution Museum requires all visitors to provide proof of vaccination (effective January 15, 2022), wear a face mask over their nose and mouth (ages 2+), wash or sanitize hands frequently, do not visit if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols, please visit the Museum’s COVID-19 procedures page.
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  • USS Constitution

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    • Tours of the ship are currently available on the half-hour and run for 30 minutes.
  • Old South Meeting House:

    Per a mandate from the City of Boston, all visitors to the Old South Meeting House of Revolutionary Spaces MUST show proof of vaccination in order to enter. For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols, please visit the Revolutionary Spaces website.
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  • Old State House:

    Per a mandate from the City of Boston, all visitors to the Old State House of Revolutionary Spaces MUST show proof of vaccination in order to enter. For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols, please visit the Revolutionary Spaces website.
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  • Paul Revere House:

    The Paul Revere House is committed to operating as safely as possible. Starting January 15, 2022, visitors are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston, including all museums and indoor dining. For more information regarding COVID-19 protocols, please visit Paul Revere House’s website.
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  • Old North Church:

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Operating HoursFor a list of full hours of operation for sites, please visit the Operating Hours & Seasons page.
 

What is Closed?

With Public Health in Mind, the Following Facilities Remain Closed:

  • The Bunker Hill Monument and Lodge
  • Ranger Services at first floor of Faneuil Hall
 

Planning Ahead is Important!

Keep yourself and others safe by making a plan before arriving at the National Parks of Boston and our partner sites.

  • Effective January 15, 2022, the City of Boston has instituted new COVID-19 vaccination requirements to enter certain indoor spaces as part of its B Together Boston policy. Please visit the City’s website for more information about the protocols and the vaccination requirement timeline.

    National Parks of Boston-managed sites (Bunker Hill Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, and the Great Hall of Faneuil Hall) do not require proof of vaccination status. To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 some exhibits will have limited access. Restrooms, bookstores, and outdoor spaces remain open.

  • To promote our staff and visitors’ safety, masks are required in all NPS buildings, regardless of location or vaccination status. Additionally, masks must be worn in outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Public facilities will be limited so bring everything that you will need with you. This includes face-coverings, water, food, and hand sanitizer.
  • Our partner sites have varying hours of operation and safety procedures. If visiting our partner sites, please be sure to check out their websites before visiting.
  • Recreate Responsibly!
  • Download the new NPS App and follow "Boston National Historical Park" for self-guided tours and up-to-date information.
  • Use our Virtual Freedom Trail® Tour to supplement your visit to Boston.
  • Want to learn more? Dial A Ranger and we will be happy to assist. Just call (617) 242-5601 or (617) 242-5641. Available daily, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
 

A Few Steps to Help Ensure a Safe Visit:

  • Most importantly, if you feel sick, stay home!
  • Once in the park, practice physical distancing by maintaining at least six feet between yourself and others. Masks must be worn in outdoors spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (use hand sanitizer out on the trail), cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your face.
 

Check out our Digital Content:

 
A circular bronze plaque reading "The Freedom Trail" points visitors to the red lined path.

Virtual Freedom Trail Tour

Explore the Freedom Trail from anywhere.

Poster of the Bunker Hill Monument dedication with phone tour overlaid.

Remembering Revolution

This self-guided audio tour explores the legacy of the men who fought at Bunker Hill and the different memories the Monument evokes.

Photograph of a twilight sky with an illuminated obelisk in the center.

360 Live Panoramas

See what it is like at the top of Boston's Revolutionary War monuments right now!

Coloring sheet of Paul Revere's House

At-Home Activities

Want to color Faneuil Hall green? Or send your friend messages with signal flags? Dive into the various activities you can do from home!

Ships sailing in a harbor with the portrait of an 18th century man on the right.

The Atlantic Empire of Peter Faneuil

Peter Faneuil, namesake of Faneuil Hall, amassed an empire that spanned the Atlantic: an empire of goods, wealth, and enslavement.

USS Hambleton at Dry Dock 1 of the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Great Migration & Charlestown Navy Yard

Learn about the Great Migration's connections to Boston and the Charlestown Navy Yard.

 

Last updated: January 14, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown , MA 02129

Phone:

617 242-5601

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