• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Fees & Reservations

Ranger Guided Tours

There is no fee for Ranger guided tours.

To reserve a spot for the Black Heritage Trail® Tour, please call: (617) 742-5415.

The Museum of African American History

Our partner, the Museum of African American History charges an entrance fee which supports the maintenance of the historic Abiel Smith School. The Abiel Smith is located at 46 Joy Street, on Beacon Hill. The fee structure is as follows:

Adults- $5, Senior Citizens - $3, 12-18 Years Old - $3, Children under 12 - Free, Museum Members - Free.

This is payable at the Museum Store located in the Abiel Smith School.

For large group reservations (40 or more people) or any further questions, please contact the Museum of African American
History at (617) 725-0022, ex. 222.


If you will need an American Sign Language interpreter, please contact the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with enough time to properly accommodate your group.

Phone: (800) 882-1155
(617) 742-1600

TTY: (800) 530-7570
(617) 742-1700

Fax: (617) 740-1880

Website: http://www.mass.gov/mcdhh/

Did You Know?

African Meeting House, Boston

The African Meeting House in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood is the oldest standing black church structure in the country, with the first service on December 6th, 1806.