Guided Tours

Boston National Historical Park preserves and interprets Boston's involvement in the American Revolution and the establishment of one of the first United States navy yards. Come join us to discover the human story of the struggles, ideals and sacrifices Bostonians made for the fight for freedom.

We offer tours and talks for school groups, organizations, and any other group interested in learning about the importance of Boston and its history. We also offer curriculum based education programs. If you would like to reserve a program for your group of ten or more, please visit our reservation page.

Winter 2016/17 Programs:

 

FANEUIL HALL

"Cradle of Liberty" - Faneuil Hall Talks
Discover the importance of Faneuil Hall as a marketplace and meeting place from the 18th-century to the present day. 15-20 minute talk in the historic Great Hall.
Daily, every half hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless the Great Hall is in use for city sponsored events. For more information, call the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center at 617-242-5642.

 

BUNKER HILL MONUMENT

"Decisive Day" - Bunker Hill Talks
Learn about the experiences of soldiers on both sides of the first real battle of the Revolutionary War. Discover why the battle, a British victory and a colonial loss, was an important step in the colonists' fight to drive the British army out of Boston. 15 minute talk at the Bunker Hill Monument.
Daily

 

CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD

USS Cassin Young
Ship will be open December 7, 2016 for Pearl Harbor Day. Other dates to be determined. Call 617-242-5601 for more information.

USS Constitution
Tours begin at the Navy Yard Visitor Center and are led by U.S. Navy Crewmembers.

Winter hours: November 6, 2016 to March, 2017:
Thursday - Friday: 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Tours on the half hour, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

Call 617-242-5601 for more information.

For information on the USS Constitution's restoration, please visit the U.S. Navy's website.

Notice: To ensure safety, all visitors 18 and over wishing to embark USS Constitution will be subject to present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.

 

2017 Tours and Talks - Times and Dates to be Announced:

FANEUIL HALL

Ranger Choice Talks:
Join a National Park Service ranger for an intriguing, little-known story that brings Boston's history to life. Each ranger will share exciting finds from their research in these unique 30-minute talks. Free, 15-20 minutes.

Tours of the Freedom Trail®: Meetings, Mobs & Martyrs:
By imposing taxes and oppressive policies on the American colonies, the British Parliament threatened their traditions of self-government and Bostonians defied them. Join a National Park Service Ranger for a 60 minute walk focusing on Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, and Old South Meeting House. Free, 60 minutes.

Tours of the Freedom Trail®: Enemies to this Country:
In 1774 Paul Revere and his neighbors in the North End were forced to make difficult and dangerous choices. As sides were drawn, both Patriots and Loyalists labeled the other "enemies to this country". Free, 60 minutes.

Revolutionary Town Meeting: The Townsend Acts
Boston National Historical Park rangers in period cloting stage an historic Town Meeting in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall where visitors can join in by portraying the cast of characters who decide the fate of citizens on topics of importance to Boston's future. Character cards are available. Free, 30 minutes.

BUNKER HILL MONUMENT

Muskets, Men & Liberty:
Discover why three very different men were fighting for a common cause because of their shared desire for liberty.This program includes a musket firing demonstration. Free, 30 minutes.

EVENING PROGRAMS

2017 programs to be announced.

Please check back later for updates to the 2017 schedule.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston , MA 02129

Phone:

(617) 242-5601
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center

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