Know Before You Go

close up of bronze soldiers and Robert Gould Shaw on horseback
Bronze soldiers from the 54th Massachusetts Memorial.

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What is Open?

All grounds and open-air spaces remain open to the public in compliance with state and local regulations and with proper mitigations in place.

Faneuil Hall Visitor Center


Faneuil Hall, Great Hall


Black Heritage Trail®

  • Tours have ended for the 2023 summer season. Check back in the spring for the 2024 season tour schedule. For a self-guided tour, download the NPS App.

Partner Sites

The Museum of African American History

Please note that hours and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Operating HoursFor a list of full hours of operation for sites, please visit the Operating Hours & Seasons page.

Planning Ahead is Important!

Keep yourself and others safe by making a plan before arriving at the National Parks of Boston and our partner sites.

  • Consistent with CDC guidance, visitors are encouraged to take the steps necessary to keep themselves safe and healthy including wearing masks, washing their hands, and maintaining physical distancing as appropriate.
  • Public facilities will be limited so bring everything that you will need with you. This includes face-coverings, water, food, and hand sanitizer.
  • Many of our partner sites have varying hours of operation and safety procedures that may change. If visiting our partner sites be sure to check out their websites before visiting.
  • Recreate Responsibly!
  • Download the new NPS App and find "Boston African American National Historic Site" for self-guided tours and up-to-date information.
  • Use our virtual Black Heritage Trail® tour map and information to supplement your visit to Boston.

A Few Steps to Help Ensure a Safe Visit:

  • Most importantly, if you feel sick, stay home!
  • Consistent with CDC guidance, mask wearing by visitors is encouraged when in NPS buildings.
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (use hand sanitizer out on the trail), cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your face.

Check out our Digital Content:

A young girl with blonde hair colors a picture of the Paul Revere House on a wooden table.
Color the Trails to Freedom at Home!

Color the Freedom Trail at Home!

Diagonal view of shaded street of Beacon Hill with townhouses and a partial view of the sidewalk.
Virtual Black Heritage Trail® Tour

Explore the sites of the Black Heritage Trail® virtually.

Broadside of Anthony Burns Meeting in Faneuil Hall
A Man Kidnapped!

This seventeen minute film explores the rendition of Anthony Burns, told through those who witnessed the event in 1854.

Print of Union soldiers storming the walls of Fort Wagner and fighting Confederate soldiers.
A Brave Black Regiment

Learn the stories of the men who served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment, a brave Black regiment of the Civil War.

2nd floor view in African Meeting House looking onto students seated in pews with ranger speaking
Kids & Youth

Explore activities for kids and youth at our park.

Last updated: October 31, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston, MA 02109


617 429-6760

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