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The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

 

 

 

Image: Experience the newly restored African Meeting House - click on image to learn more about this historic restoration.


BOSTON CAMPUS
46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

The African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on Beacon Hill, both built in the early 1800's, are two of the Museum of African American History's most valuable assets. Located in what once was the heart of Boston's 19th-century African American community, these buildings remain a showcase of black community organization and enduring testimony to black craftsmanship.

Once a church, a school, a vital community meeting place, the African Meeting House is open to the public. The Abiel Smith School, the nation's first public school for African American children, currently houses a first-class exhibit space and the museum store.

Abiel Smith School



The nation's first public building

erected for the purpose of educating

African American children (1835).

The school is one of the final stops on

the Black Heritage Trail® and home

of MAAH's exhibit galleries and Store.

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African Meeting House

 

Image: African Meeting House

 

The African Meeting House (1806),

a National Historic Landmark is the

oldest extant black church building in

the United States built by free African

American artisans. The African Meeting

House is the last stop on the Black

Heritage Trail®®. More


OPEN DAILY

10am - 4pm, except Sundays

 

General Admission

- Adults- $5.00

- Youth (13-17)- $3.00

- Seniors 62+ $3.00

Free Admission

- MAAH Members - Join today!

- Children age 12 and under

Store & tours included with admission

BLACK HERITAGE TRAIL®
A walking tour encompassing the largest collection of historic sites in the country

relating to the life of a free African American community prior to the Civil War.

 

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS

Historically rich tours are led by National Park Service Rangers,
Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF)
:

Monday - Saturday

Memorial Day to Labor Day:

   SUMMER |10:00am, 12:00noon, 2:00pm

Labor Day to Memorial Day:

   FALL | Labor Day - December 1: 2:00pm only

   SPRING | March 17 - Memorial Day: 2:00pm only
   WINTER
| No tours December 1 - March 17

  

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR MAPS

For more information information about Black Heritage Trai® Tours,
seasonal group tours, and tours
from the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center.

Call BOAF at 617.742.5415