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As an active city, Boston and its historic sites can be accessed through several different forms of transportation. Visitors can most easily access the park and its sites by using the public transportation system, the MBTA. Commonly called the "T," public transportation provides easy access to two of the National Parks of Boston's visitor centers. Below are directions for how to get to the Park's visitor centers. For help planning your trip by public transportation, visit the MBTA's website.

Need a general map for trip planning? Visit our Map page at Boston National Historical Park Map.

 
 

Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

Subway Transportation icon"T" or Subway: Take the Orange or Blue line to State and exit onto State Street. Walk north down Congress Street about half a block to arrive at Faneuil Hall.
Bus transportation iconBus: There are several bus stops in the area surround Faneuil Hall. We recommend you use the MBTA Trip Planner website to find the best bus route from your location.
Train transportation iconTrain or Commuter Rail: Boston has three train stations: South Station, North Station, and Back Bay Station. While visitors can walk from North and South Station to the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, all three stations also have access to the "T."
South Station: Take the Red Line towards Alewife and get off after one stop at Downtown Crossing. Take the Orange Line towards Oak Grove and get off at State Street. Both stops have exits on Washington Street. Exit on Washington Street and walk north to Court Street. Turn right onto Court Street. At the large intersection by the Boston Massacre Site and Old State House, turn left on Congress street and walk about half a block to arrive at Faneuil Hall.
North Station: Take either the Orange Line or Green Line. Take the Orange Line towards Forrest Hills and get off at State Street. Walk north down Congress Street about half a block to arrive at Faneuil Hall. Or, take the Green Line to Haymarket. Exit onto Congress Street and walk south about a block to Faneuil Hall.
Back Bay Station: Take the Orange Line towards Oak Grove and get off at State Street. Exit on Washington Street and walk north to Court Street. Turn right onto Court Street. At the large intersection by the Boston Massacre Site and Old State House, turn left on Congress street and walk about half a block to arrive at Faneuil Hall.
Car iconCar: Driving in Boston can be difficult; we strongly suggest that you take public transit. Many subway stations have parking lots with rates ranging from $2 to $15 for the day. You can learn more about these locations at Parking - MBTA.
There is no parking at or around Faneuil Hall. To park near the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, the best address to use in your GPS is 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. There are multiple locations to park downtown. The Park does not validate parking in downtown Boston.
 

Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center

Subway Transportation icon"T" or Subway: Take the subway, either the Green Line or Orange Line, to North Station. Exit the station and turn right (onto Causeway Street). Walk about one block and a half, and take a left, walking over the Charlestown Bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn right onto Chelsea Street. Walk a block then turn right at the next intersection onto Warren Street followed immediately by a left onto Constitution Road. Walk down Constitution Road and through Gate 1 into the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Ferry transportation iconFerry: You can pick up the Charlestown Navy Yard Ferry at Long Wharf near the New England Aquarium and Marriott Long Wharf. Boats run 7 days a week, pending weather. During rush-hour, the ferry leaves every 15 minutes. During off-peak hours and weekends, the ferry leaves from Long Wharf on the hour and the half hour. It is about a 10 minute trip on the ferry and it will drop you off at Pier 4 in Charlestown. Walk to the head of the dry dock, and take a left into the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Bus transportation iconBus: Take the 93 bus to the "Constitution Road" stop, and walk into the Charlestown Navy Yard from there. For other bus routes to the Navy Yard, we recommend you use the MBTA Trip Planner website.
Train transportation iconTrain or Commuter Rail: Boston has three train stations: South Station, North Station, and Back Bay Station. North Station is the closest station to the Charlestown Navy Yard. Visitors can take the "T" from the other train stations to North Station.
North Station: The Navy Yard is approximately a fifteen minute walk from North Station. Exit the commuter rail station and turn left (onto Causeway Street). Walk about one and a half blocks, and take a left, walking over the Charlestown Bridge. At the end of the bridge, turn right onto Chelsea Street. Walk a block, then turn right at the next intersection onto Warren Street followed immediately by a left onto Constitution Road. Walk down Constitution Road, through Gate 1 into the Charlestown Navy Yard.
South Station: Take the Red Line towards Alewife and get off after one stop at Downtown Crossing. Take the Orange Line towards Oak Grove and get off at North Station. Follow the directions from North Station.
Back Bay Station: Take the Orange Line towards Oak Grove and get off at North Station. Follow the directions from North Station.
Car iconCar: Driving in Boston can be difficult; we strongly suggest that you take public transit. Many subway stations have parking lots with rates ranging from $2 to $15 for the day. You can learn more about these locations at Parking - MBTA.
To park near the Charlestown Navy Yard and Visitor Center, the best address to use in your GPS is Constitution Road, Charlestown, MA 02129. There are two parking lots located on this street.

Last updated: August 18, 2022

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