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Boston African American National Historic Site

14 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3704
+1 617-725-0022
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A Tour For All Americans

It should be taken by all who visit Boston . Invaluable info about contributions and actions of... read more

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DuBois T
Only rated average because of difficulty in getting here

First- no street parking-crazy even by Boston standards Will need to pay park or come by public... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
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This national historic site's 15 pre-Civil War structures include the African Meeting House.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“walking tour” (3 reviews)
“ranger” (4 reviews)
“neighborhood” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
14 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3704
Downtown
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+1 617-725-0022
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Reviewed yesterday

It should be taken by all who visit Boston . Invaluable info about contributions and actions of Africans during slavery and the civil war. Things that are never taught in school. For instance , " the union army was more than 25% free africans "...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

First- no street parking-crazy even by Boston standards Will need to pay park or come by public transportation There was a ranger led walking tour of the neighborhood- again tho- you need to plan ahead how you are getting here to take advantage of this

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

More open hours would be helpful, I would return here. The displays are well done and I would have stayed longer if it were open.

Thank Elizabeth Y
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

It's a must see pre-war museum of African American community, filled with rich history of free African American who helped lead the change against slavery.

Thank KS N
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Reviewed October 12, 2015

46 Joy Street. Good, informative displays in the museum, an excellent video (should be shown in ALL schools) and, most moving, the meeting house. Ranger MacNabb really knew his stuff - an excellent guide. We wondered why there were only 10 visitors in our group...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did a self guided tour by downloading the National Park Service App for Boston. The Park Service Ranger was very helpful in guiding us through this process. The tour was interesting through the App information. But everyone in our group wished we had signed...More

1  Thank sas302015
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

This site is not operated by the National Park Service, but there are rangers leading tours of the meeting house/school and walking tours of the neighborhood. There's an entrance fee (Federal Lands passes not accepted). Interesting film on third floor, nice changing photographic exhibit on...More

2  Thank Saranger
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

This was a wonderful find - go the the museum at 46 Joy St. on Beacon Hill. The park rangers who staff the museum are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate. The exhibit in the museum is small but the video story upstairs which runs every 30...More

3  Thank WestwoodTrekker
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