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Designations & Awards

The Freedom Trail®, official Freedom Trail historic sites, and Freedom Trail Foundation hold countless designations and receive awards frequently.  The following are a sampling of prestigious and noteworthy designations and awards.


National Millennium Trail
- Freedom Trail® - June 26, 1999​ 



National Historic Landmarks
Boston Common - February 27, 1987; Massachusetts State House - December 19. 1960; King's Chapel - October 9, 1960; Old South Meeting House - October 9, 1960; Old State House - October 9, 1960; Faneuil Hall - October 9, 1960; Paul Revere House January 1, 1961 (Pierce-Hichborn House - October 18, 1968); Old North Church - January 1, 1961; USS Constitution - December 19, 1960; Bunker Hill Monument - January 20, 1961

National Register of Historic Places
Boston Naval Shipyard (Charlestown Navy Yard) - November 13, 1966; Monument Square Historic District (Bunker Hill Monument) - November 13, 1966

National Parks Partnership - Freedom Trail Foundation - 1993

American Alliance of Museums Accredited Museums
Old South Meeting House, Paul Revere House - 1985, USS Constitution Museum - 1993

American Association for State and Local History
Award of Merit - A Sailor’s Life for Me! Project - USS Constitution Museum - 2013
Award of Merit - Family Learning Project (2004-2007) - USS Constitution Museum - 2011
Bronze MUSE Award - A Sailor’s Life for Me! Project - USS Constitution Museum - 2011
Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Award - All Hands on Deck Exhibit - USS Constitution Museum - 2010
Award of Merit - Northeast Corner Project - Old State House - 2007

Institute for Museum and Library Services
National Award for Museum Service - USS Constitution Museum - 2003 

New England Museum Association - Lifetime Acheivement Award - Paul Revere Memorial Association: Nina Zannieri - 2015 

Massachusetts Historical Commisson Preservation Awards
Paul Revere House - Education & Visitor Center - 2018
Granary Burying Ground - Entrance Gate & Fence - 2016
Park Street Church - Rehabilitation & Restoration - 2010

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism - Massachusetts Premier Tourism Attraction - Freedom Trail - 2012 

Massachusetts Lodging Association - Stars of the Industry Award - Freedom Trail Foundation: Suzanne Taylor - 2018 

Boston Preservation Alliance Awards
Paul Revere House - Education & Visitor Center - 2017
Massachusetts State House - Executive Office Restoration - 2016
Old State House - Lion & Unicorn Preservation - 2105
Granary Burying Ground - Rehabilitation & Restoration - 2012
Old South Meeting House - Paul Revere Bell Rehabilitation & Restoration - 2012
Faneuil Hall - Visitor Center - 2012
Park Street Church - ADA Implementation Preservation - 2010
Old South Meeting House - Clock Restoration - 2010
Old State House - Tower Restoration - 2009
Old State House - Significant Lighting & Design - 2004-2005
Old State House & Faneuil Hall - ADA Implementation Preservation - 1993
Old State House - ADA Plan Preservation - 1993