BOSTON

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MUSEUM STORE



 

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.

 

 

 

Image: Experience the newly restored African Meeting House - click on image to learn more about this historic restoration.

 

Boston Campus

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE,

ABIEL SMITH SCOOL

The Boston campus is comprised of two important National Historic Landmarks, exhibits, talks, tours, videos, programs, and gift store.

 

Location

 

46 JOY STREET | BEACON HILL

Between Beacon & Cambridge Sts.

617.725.0022, x330

Wheel chair accessible

 

Admission

 

ADMISSION:

Adults: $10

Seniors/Students: $8

Children 12 and under: Free
Help preserve some of the most important national historic landmarks in the country.

 

GROUP AMDISSION:

Call for group admissions,617.725.0022, x22


Hours

BOSTON MUSEUM HOURS
10:00AM - 4:00PM | Mon. - Sat.
46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill
HOLIDAY HOURS
The Boston campus is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

BOSTON OFFICE HOURS

HOLIDAY HOURS

The Beacon Street Administrative Offices are closed on all Federal holidays, as well as on New Years Eve through the first Monday of the new year; otherwise normal business hours apply (below). Check our social media for up to date hours and closings.

 

Information

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

14 BEACON ST. | SUITE 401

Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108

617.725.0022, x22

9am - 5pm | Mon. - Fri.

 

Driving | $5 Parking

 

DRIVING FROM STORROW DRIVE
Take Government Center exit to Cambridge Street; pass Massachusetts General Hospital [on left]. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Joy Street [on right]. Park and walk up

Joy Street to Boston campus. Use map or call for drop off directions.

$5 NEARBY PARKING | ONLY IN

APPROVED LOT & APPROVED HOURS

Charles River Plaza Garage

underground level only* (website)

207 Cambridge Street, Boston

PARK IN UNDERGROUND LEVEL ONLY DURING APPROVED HOURS:

• weeknight events after 4pm
• weekends after 10am

*Enter lot UNDERNEATH Whole Foods, CVS and Wyndham Hotel.
GET MAAH VALIDATION STAMP:

$5 only with MAAH validation* during approved hours; otherwise, normal rates apply (max $48 p/day). *Bring your green ticket in to the Museum store or the event for validation stamp.

THEN WALK UP TO BOSTON CAMPUS:
Walk out of garage, turn left onto Cambridge Street, go one block to Joy Street, turn right and walk up the hill to #46, on the right.

PAY AT BOOTH BEFORE EXITING:
After the event, bring the green ticket to the garage attendant in the booth near the entrance to pay before driving to the exit.

 


View Larger Map                                    $5 Validated parking

 

Public Transit Image: T logoImage: T logoImage: T logo
Image: T logoImage: T logoTake the Red or Green Line to Park Street.

Walk up Park toward the State House (gold dome) to Beacon Street. Turn left onto Beacon and right onto
Joy Street. The Museum is located at 46 Joy Street.
Image: T logo Take the Blue Line to Bowdoin Street Monday-Friday only 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Cross Cambridge Street, Turn right and walk one block and turn left on Joy Street.

MBTA Trip Planner for train and bus schedules, and other transportation options.

 

Black Heritage Trail® Tours

 

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS - SEASONAL

Historically rich tours led by Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF), National Park Service Interpretive Rangers: Click here for seasonal schedule.

 

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS - YEAR ROUND

Maps available at the Boston Campus (46 Joy St.) or at the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

For more information about tours departing from the Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial, seasonal group tours, and tours from the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, Call BOAF at 617.742.5415.

 

Facilities

 

MAPS, INFORMATION, AND WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

Available at our Boston Campus

46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill