AboutBlackBoston.org Getaways (ABBG) is an extension of the Online Guides to Black Boston also known as AboutBlackBostonOnline.com (ABBO). We service the tourism market with African American Heritage product. We supply and sell Black Boston souvenirs. We create and guide Black Heritage tours. These activities are alternatives to Boston things to do such as broadway theater shows, concerts, festivals and live performances. We started doing heritatage tours and bus trips in 2018. Our first bus trip was to the Black Doll Museum. Our first tour was to do the Black Heritage Trail of Beacon Hill then the Bay Bay to the Heart of Black Boston Sprinter tour. It is designed to pull Bay Bay hotel guests and residents down the road into Black Boston where many from that area have never gone before. This walking tour starts at the peace and civil disobedience marker, also known as the A. Phillip Randolph Memorial at Bay Back Station and Tent City.
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 their will. If you were in the early Boston colony in the 1600s and you were a Black person, then more than likely you were owned by a Puritan male and his family.
Lincolnshire Boston England has a church that looks just like Trinity Church of Copley Square. The Puritan left this Boston in Lincolnshire for the New World. Their ship blew into the Cape Islands around 1620. Eighteen years later, a small group of enslaved, documented Black Africans set foot in Boston. They were sold. Receipts recorded the year 1638. Boston’s history of settlement is about 500 years long. Today, there are 14 sites and homes that were built and owned by Blacks on Beacon Hill in the 17th century. They are private homes today but you can tour their streets and see the designs and architecture. The Black Boston community of Beacon Hill left a legacy of work in freedom fighting and political. The Museum of African American History is on the hill and can serve as a starting point for the Black Heritage Trail – the most familiar one in Boston, but not the only one.
To assist us in our tour design and development work, BostonMurrell became a member of the The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) and completed the CIG certification course February 2021. The NAI is 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.
There are many challenges ahead because we are working out tour routes and packages to destinations that have never, ever been presented as tours. With the NAI education and your support and interests, we are building a catalog of unique Black Heritage tour products. It has been our dream since inception to present the new Black New England Heritage Tour Series catalog,
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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