Boston Black Heritage Trail

George Middleton House

Boston Black Heritage Trail

The Black Heritage Trail in Boston is a 1.6 mile walking tour that will take you through historic sites on the north slope of Beacon Hill.

Fourteen historic sites are included, among them are former residences, schools, businesses, churches of this thriving black community as well as several stations on the Underground Railroad, along which escaped slaves fled from the South to freedom in the North and in Canada.

*The historic homes on the Trail are private residences and are not open to the public. Guests can enter the Abiel Smith School and the African Meeting House.

The National Park Service offers free guided tours and brochures for self-guided exploration.