Wondering What to do in Boston? Consider spending a day learning about the history of Boston’s pre-Civil War population of African Americans. Massachusetts was the first state to pass a law declaring slavery illegal, and many former slaves made their lives in Boston. These lives can be explored by walking the Black Heritage Trail.
About the Black Heritage Trail:
The Black Heritage Trail is a path that includes 15 structures that were built before the Civil War. Together, these homes, meeting houses and churches tell the story of African Americans in Boston during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
While some of the buildings along the Boston Tour are private residences, some, such as the African Meeting House, are open to the public. Self-guided Tours are available, but if you choose a guided Tour, you will get a much deeper look at the sites along the Black Heritage Trail.
Anyone who loves history will enjoy this Boston Tour which is part of the Museum of African American History. After your Tour of the Black Heritage Trail, spend some time exploring the Museum’s exhibits. The exhibits change throughout year. Past exhibits include Freedom Rising, MLK and Signs of Freedom and The Color of Baseball in Boston.
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel is conveniently located near many popular Boston Tours, Attractions and Restaurants. If you’re wondering What to do in Boston, the helpful Concierge at our Boston Hotel will be happy to make recommendations.
During your next stay at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, consider stepping back in time and walking the Black Heritage Trail.
Spring and Fall: Tours daily at 2 p.m.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day: Tours 3 times daily at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
No guided tours during the winter months
|Guided and self-guided tours of the Black Heritage Trail are free for all visitors
Best Time of Year to Visit:
No guided tours are offered during the winter months, but self-guided tours are still available.