Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1955/00/00 Louise du Pont Crowninshield Work President Dwight D Eisenhower appoints Louise du Pont Crowninshield to the Boston National Historic Sites Commission.

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Particulars for Boston National Historical Park:
Architectural Style American Colonial
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Capitol
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Maritime
Historic Use Meeting hall
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Naval Facility
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Religious Property
Historic Use Single dwelling
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 74002222
Resource Type:
Owner: State, Federal
Architect: Parris,Alexander; Multiple
Architectural Style: Greek revival, Colonial, Georgian
Nominator Name: National Historical Park
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Maritime history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property, Religious property
Period of Significance: 1750-1799, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Significant Year: 1776, c 1800, c 1830
Historic Function: Domestic, Social, Government, Religion, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility, Religious structure, Meeting hall, Single dwelling, Capitol
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum Monument, Marker

Activities »

Boston National Historical Park sites provide information in a variety of ways, including tours, lectures, costumed programs, exhibits and publications. National Park Service Rangers are at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall and the downtown visitor center daily. Rangers conduct 90-minute walking tours of the downtown portion of Boston's Freedom Trail daily, from mid-April through November. Rangers present historical talks at Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument year-round. At the Navy Yard, rangers conduct tours of the WW II/Cold War destroyer, U.S.S. Cassin Young, weather permitting. At the Dorchester Heights Monument in South Boston, the grounds are open year round but the monument is only open seasonally (please call ahead for information). The cooperating sites of Boston National Historical Park offer a variety of programs and services. The US Navy conducts tours of USS Constitution (Old Ironsides). Nearby, the USS Constitution Museum features exhibits and a gift shop. In downtown Boston, the privately administered Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House and Old North Church all offer public programs, exhibits and gift shops. Rest rooms are located at the downtown and Charlestown Navy Yard visitor centers, Faneuil Hall and the Bunker Hill Monument. Eastern National bookstores are located at the downtown and Navy Yard visitor centers.

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:

Boston NHP Visitor Center- 15 State Street Bathrooms, Free maps, Information, Guided Tours in season.

Navy Yard Visitor Center- Building 5, Charlestown Navy Yard Bathrooms, Free maps, Information, Navy Yard introductory video.

City of Boston Visitor Center- Boston Common Bathrooms, Maps, Information

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, USS CONSTITUTION, and Dorchester Heights Monument. Ranger-led programs on the Freedom Trail and at Faneuil Hall are also free. - NPS

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