The Boston African American National Historic Site, in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts's Beacon Hill neighborhood, interprets 15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. These include the 1806 African Meeting House, the oldest standing black church in the United States.
The historical site is located on Beacon Hill, a neighborhood just north of Boston Common. The site was designated in 1980 to "preserve and commemorate original buildings that housed the nineteenth-century free African-American community on Beacon Hill." That year President Jimmy Carter signed bills authorizing this and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, as well as one to establish the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio. He said:
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M C Lewis II | Aug 6, 2018
Not what I thought it would be. Two floors all on frederick Douglass
Alex Mikulich | Jul 2, 2018
Must see this inspiring part of African American history in Boston!!
Regina Walker | Jun 11, 2018
Informative tour with Park Ranger
Jeremy Stratton-Smith | Sep 17, 2017
Highly informative and gives a great historical view on a highly gentrified neighborhood.
Bryce Caster | Apr 14, 2017
Fantastic 2-story museum about Boston's African American history, which is centered in the Beacon Hill neighborhood. Make sure to get a tour of the African Meeting House.
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