The Black Heritage Trail


Map guide


The Black Heritage Trail: Put on your walking shoes! The Black Heritage Trail is a 1.6 mile walking tour that explores the history of Boston's 19th century African American community. On this trail you'll see 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 Museum of African American History and the African Meeting House Museum of African American History.

Tours are offered Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 11:30am and 1pm - 2:30pm during the summer season. Reservations on Eventbrite are required.
For a self-guided tour, you need to download the NPS App. The tours last about 90 minutes.


Location: 46 Joy Street, Boston MA 02114

For more information call 617.742.5415.