Boston African American National Historic Site

The Boston African American National Historic Site commemorates the role that people living in Boston played in the Abolition Movement and the events following it. Except for a small park office, this facility does not have exhibits and buildings to see. Instead, take a ranger-led tour of the north slope of Beacon Hill. It was the largest area of black-owned homes and businesses in the nation before and during the Civil War. Prepare for the weather because summers can be hot and humid while winters can be cold and snowy. 

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Make the most of your time in Boston by bringing your RV so that you can build beautiful memories with your loved ones. Rent one on RVshare.com to enjoy camping fun if you do not have your own. 

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Boston African American National Historic Site

Stroll Beacon Hill to learn about the most extensive area controlled by African Americans during the Civil War. See one of the first interracial schools in the city, the oldest home built by African Americans, where the first black regiment was formed and other sites along this 1.5-mile route. At each of the 24 sites, the park ranger will tell you more about what happened in the building and how it helped shape America’s future. 

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How To Get To Boston African American National Historic Site

The Boston African American National Historic Site tour starts at the Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial on the Boston Commons and ends at the Museum of African American History. Take Massachusetts 1 South to the Government Center exit. Keep left and get on New Chardon Street. Continue straight to get on Bowdoin Street, which becomes Derne Street. Turn right onto Hancock Street, which becomes Mt. Vernon Street. Turn left onto Joy Street and right onto Beacon Street. 

Address

Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial, 139 Tremont St, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

If you love history, then take the National Park Service’s Black Heritage Trail tour. While most people opt to take this tour with a park ranger, you can also pick up a map and brochure for the tour at the National Park Service’s office at 46 Joy Street. The tour takes you along the north slope of Beacon Hill. Across Boston, you can also find many other places to explore, so bring your RV. There are great campgrounds to stay in on your adventure. Keep in mind that many campgrounds are not open in the winter, when Boston can get up to 48 inches of snow annually. If you do not have an RV, then renting one on RVshare.com is quick and convenient.