Sightseeing Things To Do Trails

Black Heritage Trail

Black Heritage Trail

14 Beacon Street #719
Boston, MA 02108

Neighborhood: Beacon Hill

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The 1.6 mile (2.5 km) Black Heritage Trail® connects the 14 sites. Guided walking tours are offered by the National Park Service daily, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and other times by special request. A self-guided walking tour map and guide is also available. For more information on the tour, please contact the Museum of Afro-American History. Note: The historic homes on the Black Heritage Trail® are private residences and are not open to the public. Only the African Meeting House and the Abiel Smith School may be entered.

Sites Include:

Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial
George Middleton House
The Phillips School
John J. Smith House
Charles Street Meeting House
Lewis and Harriet Hayden House
John Coburn House
Smith Court Residences
Abiel Smith School
The African Meeting House


Guided tours available year around by appointment (617) 742-5415 and 10, noon, and 2 pm July and August.

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