Boston National Historical Park


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Boston National Historical Park

Address:Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129

Phone:617-242-5601
Fax:617-242-6006
Web: www.nps.gov/bost/
Size: 43 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 1, 1974.
Location:In downtown Boston. Seven of the eight privately, municipally and federally owned and managed historic sites that comprise the historical park are connected by the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking tour of 16 sites and structures of historic importance in downtown Boston and Charlestown.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fees required at some sites.
Activities:Walking tours, historical talks.
Special Features:The events and ideas associated with the American Revolution and the founding and growth of the United States provide the common thread linking the sites that comprise this park: Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, Old North Church, Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Old South Meeting House, and a portion of the Charlestown Navy Yard, including the USS Cassin Young, the USS Constitution, and the USS Constitution Museum.

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What are the important themes at Boston National Historical Park?
We also have Boston African American National Historic Site, which is an independent park administered by Boston National Historical Park. And that site deals with the story of the free black community in antebellum Boston, which is a very interesting story--a story of runaway slaves, the underground railroad, abolitionists, and the creation of the 54th Mass.
For newbies, a fine starting point is the Freedom Trail that winds through Boston National Historical Park. Unlike many properties in the Park Service, the Freedom Trail is neither a single site nor a swath of pristine land--it's more of a march through time and place.
Here are several New England sites that made the cut: Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth; Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Saugus; Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, N.H.; Minute Man National Historical Park in Lexington; Boston National Historical Park in Boston; Historic Deerfield in Deerfield; The Old Manse in Concord; Slater Mill in Pawtucket, R.I.; Adams National Historical Park in Quincy; and, of course, Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge.
Most recently, Dan served as a Certified Arborist/Field Project Coordinator as part of the Preservation Maintenance Team at the Olmsted Center for Landscape, located at Boston National Historical Park. He has served as project supervisor, training coordinator and program manager on landscape-related topics for many National Park Service-wide trainings.
Our case study focused on nine parks contained in three primary areas: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Muir National Historic Site, and Point Reyes National Seashore in California; Cape Cod National Seashore, Boston National Historical Park, and African American National Historic Site in Massachusetts; Curecanti National Recreation Area and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; and Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico.
Other sponsors of the event were Boston National Historical Park, Massachusetts Historical Society, Museum of Afro-American History, and Boston African American National Historic Site.
Preserved and managed cooperatively by federal, state, city, and private organizations, including the National Park Service, these sites comprise Boston National Historical Park. Two Park Service visitor centers, at 15 State Street and the Charlestown Navy Yard, offer maps and information on historic sites, tours, and lodging.
John Birchell, superintendent of Boston National Historical Park, says the ship is a bad idea, and the Park Service "should not be in the shipbuilding business."

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