Black Heritage Trail

Centered on the north slope of Beacon Hill, the African American community of 19th century Boston led the city and the nation in the fight against slavery and injustice. On the Black Heritage Trail® campers will have the opportunity to learn about these remarkable men and women who, together with their allies, were leaders in the Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the early struggle for equal rights and education. Ranger-guided tours of the Black Heritage Trail® are conducted from August to November. During a tour, campers will begin at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial on Beacon Street then continue to 14 sites including the Abiel Smith School and African Meeting House, which are part of the Museum of African American History. At the Museum, campers can listen to historic talks given by National Park Rangers.
 
Contact Info
Address: Beacon St & Park St., Boston, MA 02108. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-742-5415. Website: www.nps.gov/boaf. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.