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National Park Service Visitor Center

Faneuil Hall, First Floor, Boston, MA 02109 (Downtown)
617 242 5642
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Ranked #52 of 210 attractions in Boston
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,347 reviews 1,347 reviews
665 attraction reviews
705 helpful votes 705 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I can't say enough good things about the NPS. They do a great job preserving parks and landmarks. In this visitor center you can find info about attractions in Boston, namely the Freedom Trail. They have maps. There are also walking tours available for free. We took one and we enjoyed it. Our ranger was very knowledgeable.

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Chicago, IL
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156 reviews 156 reviews
102 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Faneuil Hall is a a beautiful piece of architecture. We spent an afternoon exploring the area and taking in all the sights.

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Avon, Ohio
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664 reviews 664 reviews
443 attraction reviews
776 helpful votes 776 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

There are currently are two visitor centers servicing the Boston National Historic Park which includes the Freedom Trail. The primary visitor center is inside Faneuil Hall which is located in Faneuil Square near the corner of Congress and North Streets. It is open daily, except for the major winter holidays, from 9 am to 6 pm. I found the staff... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Lots of fun and historic! Love to look around and so much information good for teens and up. A must see when in boston :)

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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248 reviews 248 reviews
114 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It might seem silly to have the visitor center a top attraction, but the park ranger was really helpful. One of her tips was to download the NPS-Boston app for your mobile device. The app is great. It has information about Freedom Trail stops as well as a bunch of other trails, including a create-your-own tour option. The map feature... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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549 reviews 549 reviews
350 attraction reviews
449 helpful votes 449 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

From here you can get tours of relevant historic sites that are truly fantastic. Learn about the revolution as well as the events that spurred the Civil War.

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Hobe Sound, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Located near te waterfront and right downtown the National Park Service has a very good exibit during the day they bring out different local animal and talk about them. Very reasonanable tours to the local islands are also offered.

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New England
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We took 2 tours: Meeting, Mobs and Martyrs with Travis Early and Allegiance to Revolution with a second park ranger Both park rangers spoke loudly and clearly and told fascinating stories of the history of Boston from 1630 up to the American Revolution. Each was 1 hour (or just over) in length. These tours do not go INTO the sites... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We took two different tours: "Meetings, Mobs, and Martyrs" in the morning and "Allegiance to Revolution" in the afternoon. Our morning ranger was Maryalice and our afternoon ranger was Travis Early. Both rangers knew their information thoroughly and were quite open to questions. Maryalice was harder to understand as she used a portable microphone and speaker system which distorted her... More

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nj
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Our ranger was very enthusiastic which made our visit to the North End all the better. Very interesting and time for questions. It helped that we went on a nice day.

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