From Route 93, take Storrow Drive to the Copley Square exit, turn left on Beacon Street, right on Arlington Street, left on Boylston Street and left on Charles Street (Route 28).
If you are using GPS to reach the Shaw Memorial, we recommend entering the address of the Massachusetts State House, which is 24 Beacon Street, Boston, MA. The Shaw Memorial is located directly across from the State House.
Our partner, the Museum of African American History, is located at 46 Joy Street, Boston, MA.
Driving and parking are difficult on Beacon Hill. There are several parking garages in the vicinity within walking distance to the site.
Did You Know?
The first African American recipient of the Medal of Honor was William Carney in 1900. Carney was a member of the famous Massachusetts 54th Regiment, and was honored with the medal for his valor at the Battle of Fort Wagner in 1863.