Park Alert

Ferries to Georges Island are suspended through Tuesday, June 25, due to waterline repairs. Ferries to Spectacle Island and Peddocks Island will operate on the regular summer season schedule.

Calendar

Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Juneteenth – UPDATE

Due to excessive heat, this program have some changes outlined below.

Visit Faneuil Hall for history tours, and an exploration of Black History in Boston.

Program Schedule

10:00 – 11:30am  I  Black Heritage Trail Tour  I  Robert Gould Shaw and MA 54th Regiment Memorial

The Black Heritage Trail® showcases residences and community buildings associated with a Black community that thrived on, and near, the north slope of Beacon Hill before, during, and after the American Civil War. Throughout that time, this community struggled and organized for equal rights and access to equal education. Community members championed the movement to abolish slavery and even housed freedom seekers on their journey along the Underground Railroad.

 

11:00 – 12:00pm  I  The Glorious Struggle for Liberty tour   I  Faneuil Hall

During the 18th century Long Wharf served as the entry point for enslaved individuals forced migration to the colony. Following the American Revolution, Boston and its port became an important stop on the Underground Railroad.  Join a National Park Ranger on a walk to historic Long Wharf, and explore how Boston Harbor played a central role in the stories of enslavement and freedom seekers.

1:00 – 2:00pm  I  Safe Harbor: Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad   I  Faneuil Hall

During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to Boston by stowing away on ships from southern ports? Join a National Park Ranger for a 45 minute exploration of the untold stories of men and women making daring escapes to freedom through Boston Harbor in the Find Your Park Space at Faneuil Hall.

 

1:00 – 2:30pm  I  Black Heritage Trail Tour  I  Robert Gould Shaw and MA 54th Regiment Memorial

The Black Heritage Trail® showcases residences and community buildings associated with a Black community that thrived on, and near, the north slope of Beacon Hill before, during, and after the American Civil War. Throughout that time, this community struggled and organized for equal rights and access to equal education. Community members championed the movement to abolish slavery and even housed freedom seekers on their journey along the Underground Railroad.

 

3:00 – 4:00pm  I  Boston’s Women and the Underground Railroad   I  Faneuil Hall

In Boston, the Underground Railroad became inseparable from the community of free Black Bostonians who resided on the north slope of Beacon Hill. At the heart of that community stood Boston’s women. Although legally tied to their husbands and fathers in economic matters, Boston’s women boldly aided freedom seekers entering their community, becoming critical contributors to the Underground Railroad. Join a National Park Ranger in the Find Your Park space for a 45 minute exploration of the many roles women occupied in Boston’s Underground Railroad.

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