Plan Your Visit
Many of the sites of Boston National Historical Park are located along the 2.5 mile (4 km) Freedom Trail. The trail is best experienced on foot. Maps and information about Boston and the Park can be found at the following locations:
Fees are collected at the other privately owned and operated sites by self supporting associations working cooperatively with the park, including Old South Meeting House, Old State House, and Paul Revere House. These sites rely on admission fees as they do not receive federal funding for operations and therefore do not accept the National Parks Pass for admission. There is no fee at the federally owned sites, including the Bunker Hill Monument, Bunker Hill Museum, U.S.S. CONSTITUTION, and Dorchester Heights Monument. Ranger-led programs on the Freedom Trail and at Faneuil Hall are also free.
Boston National Historical Park is part of Maritime History of Massachusetts: A National Register Travel Itinerary. Experience the maritime history of Massachusetts by visiting http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/maritime/.
Did You Know?
When the Boston Massacre monument was erected on Boston Common in the 1880s, the president of The Massachusetts Historical Society protested, "The crown of the martyr should not be placed on the brow of the ruffian." Come to think of it, John Adams didn't speak too highly of the victims either.