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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 #51 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Chicago IL
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192 reviews 192 reviews
49 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We love the NPS and have taken their free walking tours in New Orleans and years ago in Boston. Back in Boston this month, we took two Freedom Trail tours…one to the South End and one to the North End. Each ranger focused on a person/persons from the period and carried visual aids to teach us a wonderfully informative, witty... More

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Nixa, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had a great tour from the Faneuil Hall Visitor center called "Meetings, Mobs & Martyrs". It requires a ticket but they are free of charge from the ranger desk. Then Ranger Michael Hamilton led a fantastic Bunker Hill tour from the Charleston Navy Yard called "Taking the High Ground". Taking the ranger tours is well worth the time as... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,558 reviews 1,558 reviews
805 attraction reviews
811 helpful votes 811 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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
77 helpful votes 77 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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444 attraction reviews
877 helpful votes 877 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
137 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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565 reviews 565 reviews
354 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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