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Black Heritage Trail

14 Beacon St, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02108-3704
+1 617-742-5415
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Excellent tour

Really enjoyed this tour with Amelia as our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and had a real... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Perth, United Kingdom
Bit of history that seems to be neglected

The tourist centre had lots of information about the Freedom Trail, but information about the Black... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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
14 Beacon St, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02108-3704
+1 617-742-5415

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really enjoyed this tour with Amelia as our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and had a real passion for her subject . I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Boston. An hour and a half well spent.

Thank spagirls2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tourist centre had lots of information about the Freedom Trail, but information about the Black Heritage Trail was hard to get. It's a shame because it's an important part of history that deserves to be heard. There was a good exhibition on, and the...More

Thank 38sally
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Shawn Quigley was our tour guide and he was great! Nice personality and very knowledgeable. I loved hearing of the story of African American pioneers in Boston. I also liked that Shawn knew that it was a hot day, and he encouraged breaks in the...More

1  Thank AlexMcAttack
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The Robert Gould-Shaw Memorial is a stop along the Freedom Trail right at the edge of the Boston Commons. There was a park ranger giving a talk to some school kids so we were able to catch a little bit of the history of the...More

1  Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Was looking forward to this tour, but we waited at the designated meeting point for 2PM and no one showed up. I will say their website does not seem to be clear with what days the tour operates etc. But it was a Tuesday and...More

1  Thank wader
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

A lot of history and a very nice walk up and dowb the hilly side of Boston. Beautiful architecture and small streets provide a unique experience and glimpse into the past.

Thank PortlandRoss
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend this tour! I just did the tour recently. A young college student did lead it. She was absolutely awesome! Her background was in African American studies so she was very knowledgeable. It lasted circa two and a half hours and showed most...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We had done the Freedom Trail on a previous visit and wanted to give this one a go. Takes you through Beacon Hill, which I think is the most attractive area of Boston, and you use the app or a map to follow a short...More

1  Thank Dalkeith1
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very easy to follow directions, wonderful buildings to look at and enjoy, the whole are is steeped in history and has a friendly and welcoming feel.

Thank catsarecool372
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

You can easily tag this on to the Freedom Trail if you want and definitely worth it. The tour takes you through the beautiful back streets of Beacon Hill. Even if you don't want to see the museum or are particularly interested in this part...More

Thank Bandyrobs
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statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the
pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where,
during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting
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