• 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.


Volunteers leading the March of Courage

Volunteers play an integral role at Boston African American National Historic Site. Important volunteer groups such as the Beacon Hill Scholars help with research and planning special events such as our annual March of Women's Courage held every October honoring the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call our Volunteer-in-Parks Program Office at (617) 242-5222. You may also send an email directly to our Program Coordinator at e-mail us.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

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.