School Vacation Programming

Looking for fun things to do during school vacation?

A Ranger showing an arts and crafts activity to visitors of a museum.
Ranger Veronica showing visitors an activity at the Bunker Hill Museum

NPS Photo/Matthew Dwyer

Enjoy lots of FREE, drop-in activities that are family-friendly. Join us at the Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center for a variety of fun activities that may include:

  • Ropemaking
  • "Riveting" a ribbon bracelet
  • Coloring pages
  • Word searches
  • And more!

School Vacation Programming usually occur during the following school holiday breaks:

  • February Recess
  • Spring Recess
  • Thanksgiving Recess
  • Winter Recess

See below for information regarding the upcoming school vacation programming or follow us on Facebook (Boston National Historical Park) for information on activities and updates about school vacation programming.

The Prescott Statue in front of the Bunker Hill Monument surrounded by snow.

Upcoming School Vacation Programming:

February 17 & 21-24, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Free and open to all!

Sailor Skills

Location: Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center

In both the 19th and 20th century, Navy Sailors need to know skills to do their job. Try your hand at tying knots, making rope and sending a message through signal flags. Ask a ranger about our Junior Ranger Program.

Discover the Battle of Bunker Hill

Location: Bunker Hill Museum

Make a paper monument, decorate it however you want. Learn about the Battle of Bunker Hill while you play tic-tac-toe.


Won't be able to join us for this programming? See below for other ways you can explore our park.

Child holding up a Junior Ranger book in front of his face and looking through it.
Junior Ranger Program

Explore Boston's revolutionary past and discover fascinating facts about the events, people, and places with the Junior Ranger Handbook.

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!

Two kids standing side-by-side, one holds up a pass card, another has a stuffed bison.
Every Kid Outdoors

Learn how 4th Graders and their guests get free access to Federal Lands and Waters.

Last updated: February 1, 2024

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