• Dedication of the Shaw Memorial 1897

    Boston African American

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Support Your Park

There are a few ways to be responsible stewards of your Boston African American National Historic Site:

Donate. You can make a tax deductible donation directly to: National Park Service, 15 State Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.

Visit, Learn, and Share. Visit the park (in person or virtually), learn about the people and events that make it one of America’s Treasures, and share those stories with others who may come to understand and enjoy your park, too!

Volunteer. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please visit here.



Did You Know?

Sgt. William Carney of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment and the Boston African American NHS logo

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.