History & Culture

The Shaw Memorial
The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial honors the men of the 54th Regiment.

Boston African American National Historic Site

Learn about the African American community in 19th century Boston by exploring the Black Heritage Trail® .

Information on each of the Black Heritage Trail® sites and related places can be found here.

To see the online exhibition Boston's Crusade Against Slavery, click here.

To learn more about our Freedom Rising: The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and Black Military Service symposium in 2013, please visit here.


Last updated: February 17, 2017

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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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