For Teachers

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Join a ranger on the Black Heritage Trail to experience place-based learning.

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Placed-based Learning & Resources

Connecting with a place provides a unique opportunity to understand history and its current relevance. Place-based teaching and learning experiences enable students to define meanings for themselves and to make decisions about where they fit in the larger story—and beyond.

Boston African American National Historic Site offers students insight into an important part of Boston history and an opportunity to learn about the multidimensional narratives of the city. The Black Heritage Trail® preserves and protects significant resources associated with the the fight for equal education, the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Abolitionism, the Underground Railroad, and the role of African Americans in the Civil War.

To learn more about how to access resources associated with the park, check out For Boston Public Schools Teachers, How to Visit the Site, and Resources.

Last updated: January 31, 2023

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Mailing Address:

15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston, MA 02109


617 429-6760

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