"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.

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

Listen to stories of the Freedom Trail, whether in Downtown Boston or at home!

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.

grid of 4 images. A pillar; partly constructed and finished Bunker Hill Monument; Group of people
Bunker Hill Memory

How have people remembered the Battle of Bunker Hill and the monument that commemorates it at different moments in history?

Sketch of a Black man in shackles surrounded by scores of white guards
Boston: An Underground Railroad Hub

Discover Boston’s long history as a center of Underground Railroad activity.

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.

Revolutionary War era map of Boston
Interactive Map: The Siege of Boston

Explore the extent of the Siege of Boston of 1775-1776 with this interactive map depicting fortifications and troop locations.

Kids & Youth
Kids & Youth

Check out some fun online activities to learn about Boston's history! Click here to download the BOST Junior Ranger Book as well.

Last updated: November 21, 2023

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