African Heritage Trail

Discover the rich history of Beacon Hill

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You might walk by the Hayden House at 66 Phillips Street and not think much about it. Following the African Heritage Trail, however, you’ll learn that the unassuming house was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. This exceptional tour visits 14 sites in Beacon Hill, each with its own fascinating story. Here, African-Americans built a thriving community, abolitionists fought for freedom and  fugitives fled from slave catchers.

To start, meet your tour guide at the Shaw Memorial on the Boston Common. The tour ends at the African Meeting House. If time is short, this is one of the best tours you can take in Boston.

T: Park St/Green or ParkSt/Red

At A Glance

Park Street and Beacon Street
Call to reserve a spot on the tour
Tours late May to early Sept, daily Mon-Sat 10, noon & 2; early Sept to late May Mon-Sat 2pm

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