Black Heritage Trail

Starting with a 12-minute movie about Portsmouth at Discover Portsmouth, groups can depart with their chaperones on a walk throughout the city on the Black Heritage Trail. Start at the Wharf at Prescott Park, then continues on to sites like Stoodley’s Tavern, where of colonial auctions of enslaved people. On the tour are residence that once held slaves, burial grounds, churches, and more locations important to black heritage, including those related to the abolition movement. 

Contact Info:
Address: 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Rockingham County. Tel: 603-436-8433. Web: www.portsmouthhistory.org. Email: nhblackhistory@aol.com. Hrs: 10AM-5PM daily. 

Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
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