Founded in 1967, the Museum of African American History is a collection of four historic sites, two walking trails, and a collection of art, artifacts, newspapers, memorabilia, rare books, and manuscripts. The Boston buildings are the first African Meeting House (1806), a National Historic Landmark and Historic Site, and the Abiel Smith School (1835), the first African American public school. The sites and museum shop are open to visitors for tours, exhibitions, and public programs. The Black Heritage Trail in Beacon Hill introduces visitors to the places where African Americans lived and worked as early as the eighteenth century.
On view in the galleries is the exhibition, Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the Nineteenth Century. The National Park Service Rangers will conduct hourly tours of the African Meeting House beginning at 11 am with the last tour at 3 pm. The Junior Park Ranger activity book, a self-guided program book, will be available to encourage families to explore the African American Black Heritage Trail® on the North Slope of Beacon Hill.
Saturday only: 10am-4pm
46 Joy St, Boston, 02114
Museum of African American History
Date: Meeting House built 1806, School built 1835.
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