Operating Hours & Seasons

The African Meeting House, a 3-story red brick building.
The African Meeting House of the Museum of African American History.

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The Black Heritage Trail®


Self-guided tours of The Black Heritage Trail®can be conducted at any time, Monday through Sunday.

Maps and site brochures can be obtained at the Abiel Smith School and at the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center during site hours. A self-guided audio tour is also available online or through the NPS App.

Ranger-guided tours are Wednesday thru Sunday at 10am and 1pm. Reservations on Eventbrite are required. For groups over five people, please reach out at boaf_mail@nps.gov or 617-742-5415.

Please Note:

The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on the Boston Common is owned by the City of Boston and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. The African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School are owned by the Museum of African American History. The African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School are open to the public during site hours only and house the National Park Service visitor area. All of the other sites on The Black Heritage Trail® are privately owned and are not open to the public.

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 with timed ticket entry. Please visit their website for specific hours and to reserve tickets in advance.


To contact the museum for group reservations, please call (617) 725-0022.



Please note that rates and admissions are subject to change. For admission rates, please visit the Museum's webpage.

InformationPlease visit the Museum of African American History website for any other information.

Last updated: June 17, 2022

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15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston , MA 02109


617 742-5415

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