"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.

event graphic for "A Light Under the Dome"
See "A Light Under the Dome"

Learn more about the upcoming production of "A Light Under the Dome," featuring Angelina Grimké's 1838 speech in the MA State House.

Women marching in white dresses in front of the Robert Gould Shaw 54th Memorial, Boston, MA 1914
Boston: A Suffrage "Hub"

Learn how Boston was a hub of the women's suffrage movement.

Silhouettes of women against a 19th century bird's eye view of a city.
Women of Beacon Hill Audio Tour

Explore and listen to the stories of the inspiring women who lived and made a difference in the Beacon Hill community.

Statue of a man on horseback waving his arm. In the background is a white steeple.
Enemies to this Country Guided Tour

Decide who the real "Enemies to This Country" were in the months before the breakout of the War for Independence.

Two Park rangers dressed in period clothing, one has a musket to her side and speaks to the audience
Muskets, Men, and Liberty

Listen to a ranger dressed in period clothing discuss why three men from different backgrounds stepped onto the battlefield.

The mess of the USS CASSIN YOUNG which has white square tables with gray food trays on top.

Explore above and below the main deck of USS CASSIN YOUNG (DD 793), a Fletcher-class Destroyer.

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Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129


617 242-5601

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