Boston's Second Revolution

Centered on the north slope of Beacon Hill, the African American community of 19th century Boston led the city and the nation in the fight against slavery and injustice. These remarkable men and women, together with their allies, were leaders in Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights and education.

Black Heritage Trail® sign with arrow pointing in the direction of the trail.

Black Heritage Trail®

Take a Ranger-led Black Heritage Trail ® walking tour through historic Beacon Hill this summer.

Ranger and group inside the African Meeting House

Today at the Park

See what is going on today at the National Parks of Boston.

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

Picturing Frederick Douglass

Experience the Museum of African American History's exhibit on the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

Ranger leading a talk at the African Meeting House

African Meeting House Talks

Join us for our Ranger talks at the African Meeting House and learn about the history of Boston's 19th century African American community.

Last updated: March 9, 2019

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Mailing Address:

15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston, MA 02109


(617) 742-5415

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