Back Bay to the Heart of Boston

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!