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®


Tours are offered during the summer season. From May 25 - October 1, 2024, these tours will be offered Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.* Registration is required and is available on Eventbrite.

*In case of weather, Rangers will offer an indoor option in the basement of Faneuil Hall, also known as the "Find Your Park Space."

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 through the NPS App.

For virtual tours, please reach out at boaf_mail@nps.gov.

Please Note:

The Robert Gould Shaw/54th Massachusetts Regiment 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 and are open to the public during museum hours. 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. The Museum is located at 46 Joy Street, Boston.



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: May 31, 2024

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15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston, MA 02109


617 429-6760

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