Discover how one city could be the Cradle of Liberty, site of the first major battle of the American Revolution and home to many who espoused that freedom can be extended to all. Many of the historic sites that make up Boston National Historical Park can be found along the Freedom Trail. In downtown Boston, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House and Old North Church bring to life the American ideals of freedom of speech, religion, government, and self-determination. In Charlestown, visit the Bunker Hill Monument, the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. Nearby is the Charlestown Navy Yard, one of the nation’s first naval shipyards and home to USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.