"The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people..."

Discover how one city could be the Cradle of Liberty, site of the first major battle of American Revolution, and home to many who espoused that freedom can be extended to all.

Bird's eye view of a 19th century city with primarily brick construction, vessels in harbor behind

250 Years of Revolution

Explore how personal lives and mass movements in Boston have been tied to the continuing memory of the American Revolution.

A view of Boston's skyline at daytime. White steeple of Old North in Center.

Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to a city with over three centuries of revolution.

A circular bronze plaque reading

Virtual Freedom Trail Tour

Explore the Freedom Trail from anywhere.

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.

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!

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!

Last updated: July 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone:

(617) 242-5601

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