Black Heritage Trail
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
The magnificent bas-relief memorial opposite the State House was sculpted by Augustus St Gaudens over nearly 13 years. It honors the...
Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenaeum is an old and distinguished private library, having hosted the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson and...
Massachusetts State House
High atop Beacon Hill, Massachusetts’ leaders and legislators attempt to turn their ideas into concrete policies and practices within...
Named for one of the US Constitution's most important amendments – the one repealing Prohibition – this quintessential tavern has been...
No 9 Park
This swanky place has been around for years, but it still tops many fine-dining lists. Chef-owner Barbara Lynch has been lauded by food...
Black Heritage Trail information
This free 1.6-mile walking tour explores the history of the abolitionist movement and African American settlement on Beacon Hill. The NPS conducts excellent, informative guided tours, but maps and descriptions for self-guided tours are available at the Museum of Afro-American History. Departs from the Robert Gould Shaw memorial.