Description - Boston National Historical Park is comprised of eight privately, municipally and federally owned and managed historic sites. Seven of the eight sights that comprise this park are connected by the Freedom Trail, a two and a half-mile trail that runs through downtown Boston and Charlestown and is marked by a red painted or brick line on the pavement.
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Boston National Historical Park
- The sites included on the Freedom Trail are as follows: Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Bunker Hill Monument and Charlestown Navy Yard. The eighth site, Dorchester Heights Monument, is located in the residential neighborhood of South Boston.
Recreation - Boston National Historical Park provides information in a variety of ways, including tours, lectures, costumed interpreters, exhibits and publications. You'll find Rangers at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall and the downtown visitor center. There are 90-minute walking tours of the downtown portion of Boston's Freedom Trail given daily, from mid-April through November. Rangers lead historical talks at Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument year-round. At the Navy Yard, rangers conduct tours of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Commandant's House and World War Two destroyer USS Cassin Young, seasonally. The Dorchester Heights Monument and grounds are currently undergoing preservation and rehabilitation. Rest rooms are located at the downtown and Charlestown Navy Yard visitor centers, Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument.
Climate - Temperatures in Boston range from warm, humid summer days that reach highs of 93 degrees F to cold, cloudy New England winter days. Spring and fall are pleasant with mild temperatures and cool nights. Wear comfortable sportswear in season with comfortable walking shoes.
All of the sites in Boston National Historical Park are located in Boston proper and accessible by public transportation.