Boston Black Heritage trail tours


Boston Black Heritage Trail

Tours of Boston’s #BlackHeritageTrail are free. It is a terrific walking tour beginning at the 54th Regiment Robert Gould Shaw memorial across from the Massachusetts state house at the corner of Beacon and Park Street. Come prepared to climb the hills. Blacks were the predominant population on Beacon Hill before the year 1900. You’ll see the oldest extant house built by a black on the hill and discover their life and story. The expert guide gives a fully narrated and guided tour. In July tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  You’ll meet people from all over the world on the tour. We’ve got pictures and video from our recent Sunday July 8th tour. #BostonHistory

Cambridge Black Heritage Trail

Cambridge, Massachusetts, is home to one of the oldest African American communities in the nation and has long attracted African Americans of national prominence and influence. In 1990, then Vice-Mayor Kenneth Reeves sponsored a City Council resolution asking all the organizations that had been gathering and maintaining African American history to collaborate in the creation of an African American history trail. That’s all we know at the moment. We’ll update this page again.

The Afro-Boston Tour

Joel’s Hidden History of Black Boston Walking Tour ($10) coves 2 hours of Afro-Boston, U.S. and Global “Ourstory.” The next one is July 28th from 10:00 a.m till noon. He says discover the African presence in Colonial Boston, the ‘stolenwealth’ of Massachusetts & role in New England’s growth in the trans-Atlantic enslavement enterprise. Visit the sites & homes where race men and women lived & resisted.  Get a new perspective on Black migration & growth of our Black community.

Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire

BHTNH is a non-profit organization who produces tours, lectures, symposiums, celebrations and the Black New England Conferece. The org recently received a $450,000 tax credit to help it purchase one of the historic buildings on its tour. BHTNH offers a 27 of points of interest Black Heritage Tour of Portsmouth New Hampshire. You can do the self-guided tour with audio provided or you can do the guided and narrated tour. Recently, BHTNH received recognition in New England Travel magazine as having the “Best Walking Tour” in New Hampshire.