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Black Heritage Trail

14 Beacon St, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02108-3704
+1 617-742-5415
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A great walk around beacon hill. Make sure you have a look at the museum. Really informative and... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
LA52014
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Black Heritage Trail

Had an excellent 1hour walk with a free tour organised by the National Parks. Very informative and... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
sowmai
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Operated by the National Park Service, this is a walking tour of Boston's 19th-century African-American history. Tthe Black Heritage Trail focuses on the emerging free black community of the 1800s and their leading efforts in the Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, and the early struggles for equality and justice. The tour's focus is on the years between 1783 when Massachusetts abolished slavery to 1865 when slavery was abolished nationwide after the Civil War.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Beacon St, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02108-3704
Downtown
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+1 617-742-5415

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A great walk around beacon hill. Make sure you have a look at the museum. Really informative and lovely walk through some of the best streets in boston.

Thank LA52014
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had an excellent 1hour walk with a free tour organised by the National Parks. Very informative and interesting as it tells you a lot about the history of the African-American struggles in history. Walks are in the Beacon Hill area, up and down some slops....More

1  Thank sowmai
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I've wanted to do this tour for years and it did not disappoint! Our guide for the 2:00 tour (Amelia) happened to be a volunteer, and she was fantastic. Tons of fascinating information, encompassing American history from 1638 to present day. If you're burned out...More

2  Thank Snappy B
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I (Black) was joined by Whites, Asians, Old, Young. Nobody dropped out and at the end we all applauded the ranger who took us on this tour! Yes it's a little challenge if you have weak legs as we walk up/down some hills (not for...More

3  Thank sue_dnyc
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Went on this with a few classmates as we were in Boston for training. The guided tour is Mon-Sat at 2pm and free. You do NOT have to register for this. Just meet at the Gould monument. Park Ranger Quigley was very passionate and provided...More

5  Thank FruGlo
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Sam Quigley tour guide is great! He is so passionate about the history it makes the tour. He a National Park Service Ranger! A fair amount of walking up and down hills (I wouldn't take a stroller) but manageable for the average person. This tour...More

4  Thank sbf2004
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We did this self-guided walking tour before starting the Freedom Trail and really enjoyed the look and feeling of the neighbourhood - the plaques at the various stops were however rather lacking in information, the same issue we have with the Freedom trail. Still, a...More

1  Thank Tanya R
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We went on a Black History Heritage Trail Tour. It is a free tour offered by the park Rangers, but you must register for it online. It starts at the Boston Commons in front of the monument of black soldiers (across from the state building)...More

4  Thank travelandshop2014
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This was a great way to see another side of Boston and learn some specular history. We took the Black History Trail walking tour around Boston and joined a motley bunch of tourist, all of us were a little uncertain about what to expect. We...More

2  Thank 495pamelaf
Reviewed 16 August 2015

A walking trip around Boston with sights and stop offs. Pop it on any itinerary for a couple of hours - see some lovely buildings

Thank Maud180291
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