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Greater Boston & Cambridge stocked with helpful visitor centers

USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" at Charlestown Navy Yard

National Historic Park Charlestown, MA Phone: 617-242-5692

Provides extensive orientation to the history of the Charlestown Navy Yard. Maps, brochures and restrooms; 10-minute video of the Navy Yard and the Serving the Naval Fleet exhibit.
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information: www.nps.gov/bost/planyourvisit/visitorcenters.htm

Prudential Center, 800 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116 Phone: 888-733-2678

Here you can find the information and tools you need to make the most out of your stay. Speak to a visitor information representative who will help plan your trip.
Hours: Brochures and maps are available 24 hours a day; office is open year-round, daily, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Boston National Historical Park Visitor Centers at Faneuil Hall, Charlestown Navy Yard, USS Constitution, Bunker Hill

15 State Street Boston, MA Phone: 617-242-5642

Official National Park Service site for several historic sites, including Faneuil Hall, Old South Meeting House, the Paul Revere House and Old North Church. Information: www.nps.gov/bost/
Visitor centers and sites are open year-round; closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. Handicap accessible; restrooms.
Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center, open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; in July - August open until 6 p.m.
Bunker Hill Monument, open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last climb at 4:30 p.m.; in July - August open until 6 p.m. ; last climb at 5:30 p.m.
Battle of Bunker Hill Museum, open daily from 9 A.M. to 5 p.m. ; in July - August open until 6 p.m.
USS Constitution, Winter hours are November 1 - March 31, open Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last tour is at 3:30 p.m. Summer hours are April 1- October 31, open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 5:30 p.m.
Most other historic sites are open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in peak season and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. off season.

Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion and Information Center

On the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Long Wharf and Faneuil Hall Boston, MA Phone: 617-223-8666

At the information center, you can oriented yourself to the harbor and park's 34 islands; learn about free daily activities; pick up brochures, maps, schedules, ferry tickets, and Park Passport stamps; books, gifts, memorabilia, and sundries at the only landside Harbor Islands store.
Hours: May to Octobeer, daily, morning to evening.
Information: www.bostonharborislands.org/

Boston Common Visitor Information Center

139 Tremont Street Boston, MA, 02111 Phone: 617-536-4100 Ext - 88

Located near the Park Street MBTA subway station, the Boston Common Visitor Information Center is at the start of the Freedom Trail. Maps and tourist information. Handicapped accessible; restrooms; lodging reservations or recommendations.
Hours: Year-round; weekdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.