The 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, six days a week, Monday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
National Park Rangers are available there throughout the day for historic talks. Please call (617) 725-0022, ex. 29 for group reservations and for admission fees.
The Black Heritage Trail®
Ranger guided tours of the Black Heritage Trail® are conducted as follows:
2018 Public Tour Schedule:
Currently free tours are available Monday through Saturday at 1 pm. Tours meet at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial opposite the Massachusetts State House. They are 90 minutes long and conclude at the Museum of African American History. The final day of tours will be October 31, 2018.
Throughout the year Boston African American National Historic Site offers specialized programs on a variety of topics relating to the African American community in Boston. For more information, please see our Calendar of Events.
PLEASE NOTE: The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is owned by the City of Boston, is located on the Boston Common 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.