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Black Heritage Trail

The Black Heritage Trail is a collection of historic sites and landmarks in Boston, Massachusetts. This trail serves as a reminder of the city's rich African-American history and the struggles faced by the community throughout the centuries.


History

The Black Heritage Trail was established in 1987 by the Museum of African American History and the National Park Service. It was created to honor and preserve the contributions of African Americans in Boston from colonial times to the present day. The trail follows the footsteps of notable figures such as Phillis Wheatley, the first published African-American poet, and William Cooper Nell, a prominent abolitionist.

Location 

The Black Heritage Trail is located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The trail begins at the African Meeting House, the oldest black church building still standing in the United States, and ends at the Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial, a tribute to the first all-volunteer black regiment during the Civil War.

Things to Do

As you walk along this historic trail, you will have the opportunity to visit 14 beautifully preserved sites. These include churches, schools, homes, and meeting places that played a significant role in Boston's black community. You can also take guided tours led by knowledgeable guides who will share fascinating stories and insights about each site.

Nearby Attractions

The Black Heritage Trail is located near many other popular attractions in Boston. After your tour, you can continue your exploration of the city by visiting the nearby Boston Common, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, or the Freedom Trail. You can also check out the Museum of African-American History, which offers exhibits and educational programs about African-American history and culture.




Planning Your Boston Tour

One of the best ways to experience the Black Heritage Trail is by taking a tour with Boston Sightseeing's double-decker bus. This hop-on, hop-off tour allows you to see all the sites at your own pace and includes stops at other popular attractions in Boston. You can also learn about the trail's history and significance through informative audio commentary on the bus.

Our Tour Packages

Single Ride Pass

Single Ride Pass

$37.00

Explore Boston in 80 Minutes
  • City Tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off All  Day

Hop-On Hop-Off All Day

$43.00

Boston City Sightseeing Tour
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Boston Tour
  • Double Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 80 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Stops

$58.00

Hop-0n Hop-Off - Boston & Cambridge Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

Hop-On Hop-Off 2 Days

$89.00

City Tour Highlights With 2 Days Pass
  • Hop-on Hop-off Boston Tour
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off
  • Hop-on Hop-off Cambridge Tour
  • 200 Minutes Tour
  • 2 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue, Orange, Purple Route Tour
  • Night Tour
Night Tour

Night Tour

$43.00

Boston's Vibrant Evening Tour
  • City tour Single Ride
  • Double-Decker Bus Tour
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • Cambridge Tour
  • 75 Minutes Tour
  • 1 Day Validity
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Blue Route Tour

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