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Ranger in front of a gun on the USS Cassin Young speaking with a group of students.

Matt Teuten

 

Groups can make a reservation for an Education Program, a Ranger-Guided talk or tour, or a visit to Boston National Historical Park.

Visitation at Boston National Historical Park can be quite high, especially during the spring, summer, and fall months. We encourage groups of 10 or more people to contact the park or partner sites about group visits.

Group Visits to National Parks of Boston Sites

Bunker Hill Monument

The Bunker Hill Monument is closed for climbing for the foreseeable future. It will be closed until at least June 1, 2022, and we do not have a definite date for the monument's reopening. For inquiries on reservations for monument climbs and ranger talks starting after June 1, 2022, use the link to e-mail us again in May 2022 or later.

Bunker Hill Museum

Reservations are not required for the Bunker Hill Museum. The museum has free admission. There is currently a building capacity of 30 so there may be a wait.

USS Cassin Young

The USS Cassin Young is open May through October. Reservations are not required for general admission and the ship operates with a self-guided tour around the main deck. Due to COVID-19, below deck tours are unavailable.

Faneuil Hall

We do not take group reservations for the Great Hall of Faneuil Hall. The City of Boston owns Faneuil Hall. The 1st Floor Marketplace is open daily. The 2nd floor Great Hall is open on a modified schedule and is sometimes closed for private or city events. When the Great Hall is open to the public, park rangers are in the Hall daily interpreting the site's history.

Group Visits to our Partner Sites and their Programs

If you are interested in making a reservation with one of our partner sites, please reach out directly to them for more information about reservations.

 

In-Person Programs

We offer in-person programs for visitors April through October, weather and staff permitting. Programs are available at the Bunker Hill Monument and near the USS Cassin Young (DD-793). Check our calendar for current program and tour schedules. No reservations are needed to attend the scheduled talks. Please make reservations for talks for groups of 10 or more people.

*Due to Covid-19 we had a capacity of 30 for reserved talks.

Virtual Programs

Boston National Historical Park currently offers virtual talks and tours for groups of any size, staff permitting. These include virtual Freedom Trail Tours, Faneuil Hall talks, USS Cassin Young (DD-793) talks, and Battle of Bunker Hill talks. Rangers can also speak to your group on a variety of Park-related topics, including on the American Revolution and Abolition movement in Boston, as well as on the 20th century Boston defense industry. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are 30-60 minutes. For a list of currrent available talks please see: National Parks of Boston Virtual Programming.

 

Contact us by Email to Schedule a Visit

To schedule a visit, email us at BOST_RSVP@nps.gov. You may also email your reservation request using the link below. In the message section, please be sure to include:

  • The size and grade level/age of the group
  • The talk, tour, or educational program you would like to reserve
  • Possible dates and times for the program

Last updated: January 19, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown , MA 02129

Phone:

617 242-5601

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