"The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people..."

Discover how one city could be the Cradle of Liberty, site of the first major battle of American Revolution, and home to many who espoused that freedom can be extended to all.

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Plan Your Visit

Plan your visit to a city with over three centuries of revolution.

Kids & Youth

Kids & Youth

Check out some fun online activities to learn about Boston's history! Click here to download the BOST Junior Ranger Book as well.

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360 Live Panoramas

See what it is like at the top of Boston's Revolutionary War monuments right now!

Bird's eye view of a 19th century city with primarily brick construction, vessels in harbor behind

250 Years of Revolution

Explore how personal lives and mass movements in Boston have been tied to the continuing memory of the American Revolution.

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Boston: An Underground Railroad Hub

Discover Boston’s long history as a center of Underground Railroad activity.

Last updated: January 6, 2023

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Boston National Historical Park
21 Second Ave

Charlestown, MA 02129


617 242-5601

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