Lucy Stone; abolitionist and suffragist. Samuel Ashbow; Mohegan Indian and Patriot of Color. William Bainbridge; Captain of USS Constitution and Commandant of the Charlestown Navy Yard. Shipbuilding Women of the Navy (SWONS); welders, painters, wives and mothers. People both famous and unknown struggled to create a country which would uphold their beliefs and provide the rights and opportunities they held in such high esteem to all. Over the course Boston’s history, people like Stone, Ashbow, Bainbridge, and the SWONS lived, worked, served, and fought in the dynamic city, each leaving their own mark.
The National Parks of Boston invites you to explore the storied lives and legacies of our nation’s revolutionaries.