"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.

Black cannon tube on granite base looking out over the Boston city skyline

Dorchester Heights: Evacuation Day

Dorchester Heights played a pivotal role in driving British forces out of Boston in 1776.

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!

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!

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.

Last updated: March 18, 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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