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 through the NPS App.
In-person ranger-guided tours are currently unavailable. For virtual tours, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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. 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.
Please visit the Museum of African American History website for any other information.
Last updated: January 31, 2023