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.

Spring 2017 - Current Program Offerings:



"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.



"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.



USS Cassin Young
Ship will be open select weekends, weather permitting. See the park hours page or call 617-242-5601 for more information.

USS Constitution
Tours are led by U.S. Navy Crewmembers.

April 15, 2017, until undocking from Dry Dock 1*:
Tuesday - Friday: 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays

*Constitution is slated to leave Dry Dock 1 on July 10, 2017. She will remain closed until the early Fall for the completion of her restoration work.

April 1-15, 2017:
Thursday - Friday: 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 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:


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.


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.


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


(617) 242-5601

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