Boston: Museum of African American History

Museum of African American History
46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA

The Museum of African American History is New England’s largest museum dedicated to preserving, conserving and interpreting the contributions of African Americans. In Boston and Nantucket, the Museum has preserved four historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails® that tell the story of organized black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th century. Exhibits, programs, and educational activities at the Museum showcase the powerful stories of black families who worshipped, educated their children, debated the issues of the day, produced great art, organized politically and advanced the cause of freedom.

$5 per person

Directions from Wheaton

  • Take GATRA Route 140 to Mansfield Train Station
  • Ride MBTA to “South Station”
  • Take the Red Line to “Park Street”
  • Walk up Park Street toward the State House (gold dome) on Beacon Street.
  • Turn left onto Beacon and right onto Joy Street. The Museum is located at 46 Joy Street.

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