Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History's Boston campus is made up of the Abiel Smith School containing multiple galleries, and The African Meeting House--the oldest black church still standing in the U.S. Groups can walk on the Black Heritage Trail, a 1.6-mile walking tour that covers life for African Americans in the 19th century. The Nantucket campus features the African Meeting House, which is the only remaining 19th century public building on the island made and occupied by African Americans. The Florence Higginbotham House is an 18th century structure built and owned by an African American a decade before Massachusetts abolished slavery. The museum offers interactive educational programs, such as the Underground Railroad, where middle and high school students can stay overnight and take a tour of the Beacon Hill stretch of the Underground Railroad. The Abiel Smith School hosts workshops that shows students what it was like to learn there from 1835-1855.
 
Contact Info
Address: Boston: 46 Joy St., Boston, MA 02114. Suffolk County. Northeastern MA. Nantucket: 29 York St., Nantucket, MA 02554. Nantucket County. Tel: 617-725-0022 ext. 214. Email: lfrazier@maah.org. Website: www.afroammuseum.org. Hrs: Weekdays 10AM-4PM. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Free/Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
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