Basic Information

Boston National Historical Park is a unique collaboration of federally, municipally, and privately owned and operated historic sites associated with the colonial struggle for independence and the birth and growth of the nation. Boston National Historical Park is part of the National Parks of Boston.

Most of the park is along Boston's Freedom Trail®. The 2.5 mile (4 km) Freedom Trail® is marked by a red brick or painted line weaving through Downtown Boston, the North End, and Charlestown. The trail itself is outdoors and open year round. Most visitors chose to walk all or portions of the trail to reach the historic sites along the way. Frequently, they use guide books, park brochures, or free National Park Service mobile app.

The major park and park partner sites along the trail are typically open every day, however exact hours vary site to site and are often dictated by season. Plan your Visit to get started with site hours, locations, and schedules.







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Download the National Park Service App!

Download the free NPS app for iOS and Android to help you explore the Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail!

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Check out our calendar for upcoming Family and Youth Programming happening at the Park!

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Virtual Freedom Trail Tour

Explore the Freedom Trail from anywhere.

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360 Live Panoramas

See what it is like at the top of Boston's Revolutionary War monuments right now!

Last updated: February 26, 2024

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Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129


617 242-5601

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