• 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.

Visit the Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History's Abiel Smith School and African Meeting House are
open to the public year round, six days a week, Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
National Park Rangers are available there throughout the day for historic talks. For large group
reservations (40 or more people), please contact (617) 725-0022, ex. 222.

To learn more about the Museum of African American History, please visit here.


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.