• 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.

Management

Boston African American National Historic Site works in partnership with the Museum of African
American History, the City of Boston, and private property owners to promote, preserve, and
interpret the history of Boston's free African American community on Beacon Hill in the 1800s.
It includes the homes, businesses, schools, and churches of a community that struggled
against the forces of slavery and injustice.

Management Documents:

Superintendent's Compendium

Did You Know?

George Middleton House, Beacon Hill, Boston

By 1800 some 1,100 Black Bostonians made up one of the largest free African American communities in North America.