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.
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.
Please note, when sending in your Junior Ranger Book to receive your badge, please use our new address...
Did You Know?
In 1783, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to officially abolish slavery, after two slaves, Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman and Qwok Walker, successfully sued in separate cases for their freedom.