Fashion, food, art, and more await residents and hotel guests of Back Bay who have never ventured into Black Boston to explore the heart of Black Boston – Black-owned businesses!
Discover the rich and diverse culture of Black Boston on our walking and riding tour, designed to immerse you in the vibrant culture of Black-owned businesses. Navigate through white upper-class Boston and the heart of Black Boston to explore the Heart of Black Boston and learn about these businesses’ incredible contributions to the city’s history.
You’ll enjoy visiting:
- Ethnic food establishments
- High-fashion stores
- Boston’s best Black-owned restaurants
- Barber shops and beauty salons
- Nightclubs and music joints
- Black historical sites and people
After strolling through a variety of establishments, embark on an experiential journey on an MBTA city bus.
Discover Black Boston’s Points of Interest on Our Guided Tours
- Roxbury Murals – Discover a stunning collection of Black art murals adorning buildings throughout Roxbury.
- South End Exploration – Get up close and personal with Boston’s affluence as you explore its historic Victorian architecture, parks, restaurants, and more.
- Mel King’s Sites: Visit the South End Technology Center and Affordable Housing Teaching Institute, founded by civil rights activist and community organizer Mel King.
- Tent City Apartments & Protest Site – See Boston’s first urban affordable housing complex, created by protesters and demonstrators who ushered in a movement for affordable housing across the state.
- Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe – Visit this popular South End dinette where prominent Boston dignitaries and politicians hang out with the people.
- A. Philip Randolph Statue at Back Bay – See the statue honoring civil rights revolutionary, Pullman Porter’s organizer, and esteemed manager of the March on Washington.
- The Harriet Tubman Step on Board – Visit the park, monument, and resting place to learn about the incredible life of Harriet Tubman.
- Slade’s Bar & Grill – Stop by this popular Black-owned restaurant, one of many along the tour route.
- Ruggles Station – Explore educational panels that tell the story of the founding of Roxbury at this transportation hub.
- Nubian Square and Frugal Bookstore – Visit this civic hub of African American culture, which features Boston’s only Black-owned bookstore, Frugal Bookstore.
Book your tour today and explore the incredible culture and history of Black-owned businesses in Boston!