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Black Heritage Trail

14 Beacon St, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02108-3704
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Interesting self-guided tour

We had done the Freedom Trail on a previous visit and wanted to give this one a go. Takes you... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Dalkeith1
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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So interesting

Very easy to follow directions, wonderful buildings to look at and enjoy, the whole are is steeped... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
catsarecool372
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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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Operated by the National Park Service, this is a walking tour of Boston's 19th-century African-American history. Tthe Black Heritage Trail focuses on the emerging free black community of the 1800s and their leading efforts in the Abolition Movement, the Underground Railroad, and the early struggles for equality and justice. The tour's focus is on the years between 1783 when Massachusetts abolished slavery to 1865 when slavery was abolished nationwide after the Civil War.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Beacon St, Suite 506, Boston, MA 02108-3704
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had done the Freedom Trail on a previous visit and wanted to give this one a go. Takes you through Beacon Hill, which I think is the most attractive area of Boston, and you use the app or a map to follow a short...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very easy to follow directions, wonderful buildings to look at and enjoy, the whole are is steeped in history and has a friendly and welcoming feel.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can easily tag this on to the Freedom Trail if you want and definitely worth it. The tour takes you through the beautiful back streets of Beacon Hill. Even if you don't want to see the museum or are particularly interested in this part...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A great walk around beacon hill. Make sure you have a look at the museum. Really informative and lovely walk through some of the best streets in boston.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had an excellent 1hour walk with a free tour organised by the National Parks. Very informative and interesting as it tells you a lot about the history of the African-American struggles in history. Walks are in the Beacon Hill area, up and down some slops....More

1  Thank sowmai
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

I've wanted to do this tour for years and it did not disappoint! Our guide for the 2:00 tour (Amelia) happened to be a volunteer, and she was fantastic. Tons of fascinating information, encompassing American history from 1638 to present day. If you're burned out...More

3  Thank Snappy B
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I (Black) was joined by Whites, Asians, Old, Young. Nobody dropped out and at the end we all applauded the ranger who took us on this tour! Yes it's a little challenge if you have weak legs as we walk up/down some hills (not for...More

4  Thank sue_dnyc
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Went on this with a few classmates as we were in Boston for training. The guided tour is Mon-Sat at 2pm and free. You do NOT have to register for this. Just meet at the Gould monument. Park Ranger Quigley was very passionate and provided...More

5  Thank FruGlo
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Sam Quigley tour guide is great! He is so passionate about the history it makes the tour. He a National Park Service Ranger! A fair amount of walking up and down hills (I wouldn't take a stroller) but manageable for the average person. This tour...More

4  Thank sbf2004
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

We did this self-guided walking tour before starting the Freedom Trail and really enjoyed the look and feeling of the neighbourhood - the plaques at the various stops were however rather lacking in information, the same issue we have with the Freedom trail. Still, a...More

1  Thank Tanya R
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