Know Before You Go

Faneuil Hall stands in the sunlight against a bright blue sky, an NPS pop-up tent is in front of it.

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What is Open?

  • Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

  • Faneuil Hall, Great Hall

  • The Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center

  • USS Cassin Young

  • The Bunker Hill Monument


    Please note: Only 20 people are allowed in the Monument at a time. The last climb is 30 minutes before closing. The Monument may close for climbing due to weather conditions and/or other safety considerations.

  • The Bunker Hill Museum


Please note that hours are subject to change without notice.
Operating HoursFor a list of full hours of operation for sites, please visit the Operating Hours & Seasons page.


What is Closed?

The following facilities are closed:


Partner Sites

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

  • USS Constitution Museum:

  • USS Constitution

  • Old South Meeting House:

    For more visitor information for Old South Meeting House of Revolutionary Spaces, please visit the Revolutionary Spaces website.
  • Old State House:

    For more visitor information for the Old State House of Revolutionary Spaces, please visit the Revolutionary Spaces website.
  • Paul Revere House:

  • Old North Church:

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

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.

  • Site hours and programs may be modified or cancelled at short notice due to weather. This includes extreme heat or cold index temperatures, thunderstorms, blizzards, or other extreme weather. For more information, please visit our Weather page.
  • Public facilities will be limited so bring everything that you will need with you. This includes masks, water, food, and hand sanitizer.
  • Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors are encouraged to take the steps necessary to keep themselves safe and healthy including wearing well-fitted masks, washing their hands, and maintaining physical distancing as appropriate.
  • 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) 429-6760. 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. Mask wearing by employees and visitors is encouraged when indoors.
  • 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.
  • On warm summer days, be sure to drink lots of fluids and take breaks in shaded or cool areas. Keep on the look-out for signs of heat-related illnesses.

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: November 9, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129


617 242-5601

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