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Massachusetts Boston National Historical Park map and highlights

Map of Boston National Historical Park
Boston National Historical Park on the map. Basic information for visitors to the Boston National Historical Park in Boston.    
The 2.5-mi Freedom Trail stretches along the relics of the  revolutionary generation of Bostonians who blazed a trail from  colonialism to independence. On the way are the Old State House, Old  South Meeting House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church,  Bunker Hill Monument, and Charlestown Navy Yard, where the USS  Constitution ("Old Ironsides") is berthed. The park was authorized on  October 1, 1974.
     
WHAT TO SEE & DO    
Touring historic sites, walking tour trail. Facilities: 3  visitor centers: Downtown (15 State St.), Charlestown Navy Yard, and  Bunker Hill Lodge. Museum, book-and-gift shops. Programs & Events:  Ranger-led historical talks at Faneuil Hall and Bunker Hill Monument,  self-guided and guided (Labor Day-Memorial Day) tours of World War II  destroyer USS Cassin Young, self-guided and U.S. Navy-led (year-round)  tours of USS Constitution. Ranger-led walking tours of downtown section  of Freedom Trail (mid-Apr.-Nov.), Charlestown Navy Yard, and Commandants  House (both Memorial Day-Labor Day). Bostons Har-borfest (July 4  weekend), Charlestown Navy Yard international visiting ships program.  Tips & Hints: Sites are accessible by public transport. The downtown  visitor center is at the State St. stop of the Blue and Orange lines.  Water transport connects downtown Boston (Long Wharf) and the  Charlestown Navy Yard. Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Jan. and  Feb. Tours fill up quickly in summer.
     
FEES & HOURS    
Free admission to federally owned sites (Bunker Hill Monument,  USS Constitution, Dorchester Heights Monument), and to ranger-led  programs on the Freedom Trail and at Faneuil Hall. Fees collected at  privately owned and operated sites: Old South Meeting House and Old  State House ($5 adults, $4 ages 62 and over and per student with ID, $1  ages 6-17, free ages 5 and under), Paul Revere House ($3 adults, $2.50  ages 62 and over and per student with ID, $1 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and  under). Downtown visitor center open daily 9--5. Charlestown Navy Yard  open mid-June-Labor Day, daily 9-6; Labor Day-mid-June, daily 9-5. Most  historic sites open mid-Apr.-Labor Day, daily 9:30-5; Labor  Day-mid-Apr., daily 10-4. USS Constitution open Apr.-Oct, Tues.-Sun.  10-4; Nov.-Mar., Thurs.-Sun. 10-4; tours every half hour 10:30-3:30.
     
HOW TO GET THERE    
Near downtown Boston via U.S.I and 1-93 north or south; follow signs to Charlestown Navy Yard. Closest airport: Boston.
     
CONTACTS    
Boston National Historical Park (Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston,  MA 02129-4543, tel. 617/242-5601). Downtown visitor center (15 State  St., tel. 617/242-5642). Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Information  Center (55 Constitution Rd., tel. 617/242-5601). Bunker Hill Monument  (tel. 617/242-5641, fax 617/242-6006).   
Boston National Historical Park. Basic information for visitors to the Boston National Historical Park In Boston
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