Know Before You Go

close up of bronze soldiers and Robert Gould Shaw on horseback
Bronze soldiers from the 54th Massachusetts Memorial.

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What is Open?

Faneuil Hall Visitor Center


Black Heritage Trail®

  • From May 25 - October 1, 2024, tours will be offered Wednesday - Sunday 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Registration is required and available on Eventbrite.
  • For a self-guided tour, download the NPS App.

What is Closed?

Faneuil Hall, Great Hall


Partner Sites

The Museum of African American History

Please note that hours and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Operating HoursFor a list of full hours of operation for sites, please visit the Operating Hours & Seasons page.

Planning Ahead is Important!

Keep yourself and others safe by making a plan before arriving at the National Parks of Boston and our partner sites.


A Few Steps to Help Ensure a Safe Visit:

  • Most importantly, if you feel sick, stay home!
  • Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (use hand sanitizer out on the trail), cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your face.

Check out our Digital Content:

View of the red brick African Meeting House behind spring blooms from a tree
🔊 Black Heritage Trail® Audio Tour

Listen to the stories of the Black Heritage Trail® while walking Beacon Hill, or from home!

Map with cameo images in sepia tone of individuals and buildings
🔊 Underground Railroad in Boston Tour

Through this self-guided audio tour, hear about Boston's role in the Underground Railroad.

A matte gold ranger badge that has a silhouette of a drummer soldier marching in the center.
Become a Junior Ranger

Visitors of all ages (even adults!) can become a Junior Ranger!

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Color the Trails to Freedom at Home!

Color the Freedom Trail at Home!

Last updated: May 31, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

15 State Street
Boston African American National Historical Site

Boston, MA 02109


617 429-6760

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