The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.












Events @ MAAH






     Boston (BOS) | Nantucket (NAN)

Featured Programs (scroll down for daily calendar)

Black Heritage Trail®

Ranger-Guided Walking Tours

Off-season tours available on request

BOS | Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial

Free | By appointment


Meet your interpretive ranger from the National Park Service Boston African American National Historic Site for a walking tour through Boston’s free African American community of the 19th century. Its residents and visitors led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. Tours only available on request during off seasons. Admission by donation. <more>

Nantucket Holiday

Stroll Concert

Thurs. | December 1, 2016

NAN | 29 York Street | Five Corners

Admission by donation


MAAH kicks off the Nantucket Stroll Concert Series on the evening before the island's three-day Nantucket Noel Holiday Festival officially begins! This special MAAH Music concert gets the festivities rolling and introduces the annual celebration of the island’s undeniable charm and sets the stage for events to follow with music and dancing from venue to venue. <RSVP>

Living Legends Awards Gala

& The After Party

Sun. | December 4, 2016 | 4:30pm

BOS | Four Seasons Hotel

Tickets required


Join our board and staff for MAAH's annual salute to extraordinary trailblazers whose remarkable accomplishments uphold the legacy of 18th and 19th century black patriots and their colleagues who distinguished themselves on behalf of freedom and justice. Your donation supports education and preservation programs.

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MAAH and H+H Celebrate Freedom

with First Night Jubilee Concert

Sat. | December 31, 2016 | 1:30pm

BOS | Boston Public Library

Free | Donations welcome


The Museum of African American History and Handel and Haydn Society invite you to ring in the new year with us. Discover the role of Boston's black and white abolitionists that led to President Lincoln's momentous Emancipation Proclamation signed January 1, 1863. Hear stories of Boston's 19th century  African American community and of the music H+H played for Jubilee events during this First Night special concert. <more soon>

Mayor's Office, MAAH, and BYSO Host Annual Tribute to Dr. King

Mon. | January 16, 2017 | 1:30pm

BOS | Faneuil Hall

Free | Donations welcome


Join Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Museum, and Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra for the city's annual tribute to Dr. King. Distinguished leaders will evoke the power and the promise of the civil rights hero, and commemorate historical milestones. Conductor Marta Zarud will lead student musicians from BYSO's Intensive Community Program in a moving array of classical music, spirituals, and freedom songs. The day's festivities culminate with the traditional audience sing-a-long. <more soon>



Daily calendar


 A L E R T !  Daily schedule is subject to change. Check individual dates on calendar below for updates about MAAH Boston and Nantucket historic sites and tours.