History & Culture

The 43 acres of Boston National Historical Park encompasses over 350 years of history. The special places that make make up the Freedom Trail, the Charlestown Navy Yard, and Dorchester Heights tell many stories that have shaped the United States.

The people connected to Boston National Historical Park are the famous and almost unknown, but all have contributed in the fight to obtain and retain rights and freedoms.

Through time, national patriotism and a search for American identity have turned sites such as Old North Church, USS Constitution and Bunker Hill Monument into icons. They inspire not only Americans, but people around the world, as their themes resonate for all of humanity.

Boston National Historical Park tells the stories of over 350 years of our Nation's history. Discover the Revolutionary War and Maritime history of Boston.


Documents, photographs and artifacts connected to the Charlestown Navy Yard, and the American Revolution sites along the Freedom Trail© can be found in the Collections of Boston National Historical Park.

Last updated: February 14, 2018

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