• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Shaw Memorial Restoration and Fall Tours

    We are now in our Fall Tour Season. Black Heritage Trail tours depart at 2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday from behind the Shaw Memorial as it undergoes restoration.

For Kids

Young boy dressed as "Park Ranger" in front of the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial holding a Junior Ranger badge.

Become a Junior Ranger TODAY!!

Boston African American National Historic Site

Become a Junior Ranger! When you come to Boston African American National Historic Site, find a National Park Ranger at the Museum of African American History’s Abiel Smith School, located at 46 Joy Street. A Park Ranger can give you a copy of the Junior Ranger Handbook.

When you complete the activities in the handbook, a Park Ranger will present a Junior Ranger badge to you.

If you can't wait to get your hands on one, download and print it yourself! Or you can call us and ask us to send one to you. Our number is (617) 742-5415. You can even send us an email.

Please note, when sending in your Junior Ranger Book to receive your badge, please use our new address...

Boston African American NHS
15 State Street, 9th Floor
Boston, MA, 02109

Did You Know?

Attorney John Rock

Abolitionist/ Doctor/ Lawyer John S. Rock called the North Slope of Beacon Hill home. Rock became the first African American permitted to practice law in front of the Supreme Court in 1865.