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The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.

 

 

 

Image: Experience the newly restored African Meeting House - click on image to learn more about this historic restoration.

Boston Campus

 

46 JOY STREET | BEACON HILL

Between Beacon & Cambridge Sts.

617.725.0022, x330

Wheel chair accessible

 

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE,

ABIEL SMITH SCOOL

The Boston campus is comprised of two important National Historic Landmarks, exhibits, talks, tours, videos, programs, and gift store.

 

Admission

 

NEW THIS SUMMER:

ADMISSION BY DONATION

Your contribution helps preserve some of the nation's most important National Historic Landmarks.

 

ADMISSION FEES MAY RETURN

BEGINNING FALL 2016:
Adults: $5

Youth (13-17) |Seniors (62+): $3 Members | children 12 years and under: free.

Groups: Call for group admissions,
617.725.0022, x330 or x22

 
Hours

BOSTON MUSEUM HOURS
10:00AM - 4:00PM | Mon. - Sat.
46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill


HOLIDAY HOURS
The Boston campus is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

 

BOSTON OFFICE HOURS

HOLIDAY HOURS

The Beacon Street Welcome Center & Administrative Offices are closed on all Federal holidays, as well as on New Years Eve through the first Monday of the new year; otherwise normal business hours apply (below).

 

Information

 

WELCOME CENTER

14A BEACON ST. | GROUND LEVEL

617.725.0022, x22

10am - 4pm | Mon. - Fri.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

14 BEACON ST. | SUITE 401

Beacon Hill, Boston, MA 02108

617.725.0022, x22

9am - 5pm | Mon. - Fri.

 

Facilities

 

RESTROOMS, MAPS, INFORMATION,

AND WHEEL CHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

Available at our Boston Campus

46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

While you are there, be sure to tour our landmarks, view our exhibits, and make a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support helps maintain our historic sites and ongoing programs. Become a member or make a gift today!

 


View Larger Map                                    $5 Validated parking

 

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PUBLIC TRANSIT
Image: T logoImage: T logoTake the Red or Green Line to Park Street.

Walk up Park toward the State House (gold dome) to Beacon Street. Turn left onto Beacon and right onto
Joy Street. The Museum is located at 46 Joy Street.
Image: T logo Take the Blue Line to Bowdoin Street Monday-Friday only 6:30 am to 6:30 pm. Cross Cambridge Street, Turn right and walk one block and turn left on Joy Street.

MBTA Trip Planner for train and bus schedules, and other transportation options.

 

DRIVING FROM STORROW DRIVE
Take Government Center exit to Cambridge Street; pass Massachusetts General Hospital [on left]. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Joy Street [on right]. Park and walk up

Joy Street to Boston campus. Use map or call for drop off directions.

 

Parking

 

$5 NEARBY PARKING | ONLY IN APPROVED LOT

Charles River Plaza Garage

underground level only* (website)

207 Cambridge Street, Boston

 

APPROVED HOURS:

• weeknight events after 4pm
• weekends after 10am

*Enter lot UNDERNEATH Whole Foods, CVS and Wyndham Hotel.


VALIDATION STAMP:

$5 only with MAAH validation* during approved hours; otherwise, normal rates apply (max $48 p/day). *Bring your green ticket in to the Museum store or the event for validation stamp.

 

WALK UP TO BOSTON CAMPUS:
Walk out of garage, turn left onto Cambridge Street, go one block to Joy Street, turn right and walk up the hill to #46, on the right.

 

PAY ATTENDANT AT BOOTH BEFORE EXITING:
After the event, bring the green ticket to the garage attendant inside the booth near the entrance and pay before driving to the exit.

Black Heritage Trail®

 

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS - SEASONAL

Historically rich tours led by Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF), National Park Service Interpretive Rangers: Click here for seasonal schedule.

 

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOURS - YEAR ROUND

Maps available at MAAH Welcome Center (14A Beacon Street) or at the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

For more information about tours departing from the Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Massachusetts Regiment Memorial, seasonal group tours, and tours from the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center, Call BOAF at 617.742.5415.