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

Spring/Summer 2017

BOS | Shaw/54th Regiment Memorial

Free | Schedule to be Announced


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>



Common Boston Festival

Sat. | June 3, 2017 | 10:00am

BOS | African Meeting House



During the weekend of June 3–4, the BSA Foundation presents the 2017 Common Boston festival of architecture and design. This open-house architecture and design festival will unlock the doors to dozens of Boston’s architecturally, culturally, and historically significant sites, encouraging residents and tourists to consider why design matters, while tapping into unique stories that illuminate our vibrant communities. Share your favorite spots with #CB17! Find out more about the festival at The Museum of African American History is one of more than 50 site partners supporting the festival.


Stop by June 3rd for free admission to our Picturing Frederick Douglass exhibit!



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OUR SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please check Daily Calendar below for updates about Boston/Nantucket historic sites and tours.