AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways (ABBG) is an extension of the Online Guides to Black Boston also known as AboutBlackBostonOnline.com (ABBO). We focus on tourism and African American Heritage and Black Boston souvenirs because we wanted to add something else for readers using our sites to find things to do and places to go, such as the Boston Broadway theater shows, outdoor festivals, special event, casinos in Massachusetts and other activities. It was mid 2018 when we got the idea to do ABBG. ABBO opened its webpages to the public in 2004.
A night at the theater for two with dinner and parking will run you about $300. Knowing this, we wanted to offer something else – more experience and exploration stuff – like tours and sightseeing trips to 100 African American heritage sites, institutions, outdoor events, museums and etc, . that seemed to never make the MUST DO lists printed in the travel section of the distinguished Boston Magazine and the Boston Globe Travel magazine. Each year, we would see their list of fantastic places in New England to visit but it never occured to them, year after year, to include African American destinations – so that’s what we do. Our focus is all inclusive. We do colonial Boston tours and we create, develop, sell and market Black Boston tours that are African American oriented and bring forward the legacies of the Early Africans who came her against there will. Well, the vast majority were enslaved in the 1600’s. Wheras free Puritan arrived in 1620 or so, a small group of enslaved, documented Black Africans set foot in Boston the year 1638. There is 500 years of Black Boston history here. A wonderful preservation or the first Black Boston community still exists on Beacon Hill Boston, where the Museum of African American History is located.
We are members of The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thirty other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks. Commercial and institutional members include those who provide services to the heritage interpretation industry.
Boston Black history & heritage tour suggestions for Boston
The Royall House Slave Quarters visitation schedule has been impacted by construction. Call before you visit. The Royall historic house museum is one of the only known remaining freestanding slave quarters in New England.
#nationaltrust The black Jamaican MORSE family, wealthier and far more influential than their white ROYALL relatives whose bequest helped found the Harvard Law School. Kin to the BROWNS of RI and the PEABODYS of MA here in the US. https://t.co/1ikenPaC2w pic.twitter.com/SS7F8rw4C0— VoxSMauritii (@VoxSMauritii) October 2, 2020
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New England is in the northeastern region of the United States. There are 14 million people alive in the area. The region is 72,000 square miles and includes the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
New England’s snowfalls, ski resorts, casinos, beaches, ocean side vistas, boating culture, whale watches, fishing industry, tourism enclaves, universities, Cape Cod and the islands, fall foliage and crafted cuisine are some of the outstanding features people look for.
Boston, Massachusetts is the hub of New England. It is the largest city in the region. Established in 1630, Boston pre-dates the American Revolution (1765-1783). Boston first Black community was established in 1638.
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