Massachusetts National Parks


Adams NHP
Park brochure for Adams NHP Synopsis: Park preserves homes of two presidents
Stamp Location: Vistor Center in Downtown Quincy on Hancock St. off Rte 3 and at the Carriage House, 135 Adams St.
Park stamp for Adams NHP
Blackstone River Valley NHC
Park brochure for Blackstone River Valley NHC
Park Map
Synopsis: Preserves and interprets the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Note: Also extends into RI.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in Massachusetts at the River Bend Farm VC in North Uxbridge. See also Rhode Island for an additional stamp location.
Park stamp for Blackstone River Valley NHC
Boston NHP
Park brochure for Boston NHP
Park Map
Synopsis: Historical park preserving Boston’s role in our nations road from colonist to independence.
Stamp Location: Main visitor center is located in downtown Boston at Court & Congress Streets. Use the ‘T’ and get off at Government Center. Stamp is also available at Charlestown Navy Yard VC next to the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument (just north of the Navy Yard) and at Faneuil Hall.
Park stamp for Boston NHP
Boston African American NHS
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves structures and tells the stories of Boston’s African American history including the African Meeting House, the oldest standing African-American church in the U.S.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located in the park visitor center at 46 Joy St in Boston (just off Beacon St and Beacon Hill).
Park stamp for Boston African American NHS
Boston Harbor Islands NRA
Park brochure for Boston Harbor Islands NRA Synopsis: Recreation area protecting islands in Boston’s Harbor.
Stamp Location: During the summer months (when you can visit the islands), the stamp is located at either Long Wharf or Fan Pier on the mainland, and on George’s and Little Brewster Islands out on the islands. During the winter months (when you can’t visit the islands), the stamp is located at the Boston NHP visitor center (follow directions for that location).
Park stamp for Boston Harbor Islands NRA
Cape Cod NS
Park brochure for Cape Cod NS
Park Map
Synopsis: Ecological park protects otherwise crowded Cape Cod.
Stamp Location: Available at either the Salt Pond Visitor Center off US 6 in Eastham or the Province Lands Visitor Center on Race Point Road in Provincetown (off US 6).
Park stamp for Cape Cod NS
Dorchester Heights NHS
Park brochure for Dorcehester Heights NHS Synopsis: Dorchester Heights is significant for its role in the evacuation of the British from Boston during the Revolutionary War.
Stamp Location: Stamp may be obtained on site during the summer months (click here for directions). Stamp is available the rest of the year at the main Boston NHP visitor center.
Park stamp for Dorchester Heights NHS
Essex National Heritage Area
Park brochure for Essex National Heritage Area Synopsis: Affiliation of groups protecting historical sites within the region.
Stamp Location: The stamp may be obtained at the NPS Regional Visitor Center in Salem (follow directions to the Salem Maritime NHP) and at the Saugus Iron Works NHS.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Frederick Law Olmsted NHS
Park brochure for Frederick Law Olmsted NHS Synopsis: Site preserves home and archives (over 1,000,000 documents) of the father of American landscape architecture.
Stamp Location: Stamp is at the information desk as you enter the home. The home is at 99 Warren St off SR 9 in Brookline.
Park stamp for Frederick Law Olmsted NHS
John F Kennedy NHS
Park brochure for John F Kennedy NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves early home of the 35th president. Only open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4:30pm, April – October.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located in the visitor center/bookstore in the basement of the house at 83 Beals St in Brookline. The site is closed November – March, during this time the stamp is available at Frederick Law Olmsted NHS (see that listing above for more information).
Park stamp for John F Kennedy NHS
Longfellow NHS
Park brochure for Longfellow NHS Synopsis: Park preserves home of one of the world’s foremost poets, scholars and educators. Note: Site is currently closed for rehabilitation. A recent on-site visit was made after contacting the site via phone for the purpose of obtaining the passport stamp.
Stamp Location: Currently in flux. Site is located at 105 Brattle St in Cambridge (617.876.4491), and is currently closed (including the visitor center), but a phone call and visit allowed one of the personel to rummage through a drawer and find the stamp. No date of opening has been given.
Park stamp for Longfellow NHS
Lowell NHP
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves one of the first planned industrial cities in the country.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the park visitor center located at 246 Market St in Lowell and at the Boott Cotton Mills Museum.
Park stamp for Lowell NHP
Minute Man NHP
Park brochure for Minute Man NHP
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution.
Stamp Location: The park has two visitor centers with same stamp: The Minute Man VC is located along SR 2A (a short walk from the parking area) in Lexington, and the North Bridge VC on Liberty St (SR 2) in Concord.
Park stamp for Minute Man NHP
New Bedford Whaling NHP
Park brochure for New Bedford Whaling NHP
Park Map
Synopsis: Park commemorates whaling days in our countries history.
Stamp Location: The stamp is available in the parks visitor center (separate from the museum) at the corner of N Second St and William St off US 6 in New Bedford.
Park stamp for New Bedford NHP
Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley NHC
Park brochure for Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley NHC Synopsis: Park works with local governments to help preserve “the last green valley” in the Boston-to-Washington megalopolis. Historic sites include the Nathan Hale Homested and many wonderful small villages on towns, including Union, CT. Also includes SR 169, a national scenic byway.
Stamp Location: Stamp may be obtained at Old Sturbridge Village on US 20 in Sturbridge. See also Connecticut for an additional stamp locations.
Park stamp for Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley NHC
Salem Maritime NHS
Park brochure for Salem Maritime NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: The first NHS in the park system preserves the New England and U.S. maritime history.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located in the central visitor center on the Waterfront/Pickerwing Wharf. Follow signs once in Salem.
Park stamp for Salem Maritime NHS
Saugus Iron Works NHS
Park brochure for Saugus Iron Works NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves the site of the first integrated iron works in North America with reconstructed blast furnaces and forge. Museum houses collections the early days (1646-1668) and its impact on American life since.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the information desk at the site. From I-95/SR 128 take exit 43 (Walnut St) and follow the signs to the site in Saugus.
Park stamp for Saugus Iron Works NHS
Springfield Armory NHS
Park brochure for Springfield Armory NHS Synopsis: Park preserves the site of the nations first (established by George Washington), and most important armory (1794 – 1968) and contains the worlds second largest collection of firearms, including its famed Springfield Riffle and the Garrand M-1 manufactured here. Innovations here effected manufacturing in many different areas. Parks information desk has a reference book of all NPS park brochures.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located in the bookstore, next to the information desk in the Main Arsenal building, located off Federal St. From I-91, take exit 4/5 (Broad St) and go north of E Columbus Ave to State St and turn right on State St, and then left on Federal St. Located on the Springfield Technical Community College campus. Basketball Hall of Fame is also in the city, on the city’s waterfront.
Park stamp for Springfield Armory NHS