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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

AFRICAN MEETING HOUSE
ABIEL SMITH SCHOOL

Two National Historic Landmarks, exhibits, tours,
gift store,
programs, events.

46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

617-720-2991

WELCOME/INFO. CENTER

14A Beacon Street, 1st floor

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

14 Beacon Street, Suite 401

 

Museum Hours
10:00AM TO 4:00PM

Monday through Saturday
HOLIDAY HOURS
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

Museum Admission

GENERAL: $5.00
MAAH MEMBERS - Free

12 yrs & under - Free

13 - 17 yrs - $3.00

Seniors 62+ - $3.00 &

Driving Directions

FROM STORROW DRIVE
Take Government Center exit to Cambridge Street; pass Massachusetts General Hospital [left]. Go approx. 1/2 mile to Joy Street [right]. Park and walk up Joy Street. Use map or call for drop off directions.

Nearby Parking
SEE VALIDATED PARKING
*
Closest Beacon Hill parking:
Charles River Garage @ 209 Cambridge Street [under Whole Foods; normal rates apply except with MAAH validation].

See WALK UP TO MAAH** below.

 

*Validated Parking
DISCOUNTED PRICE: $5.00*
Only in approved lot:

• weeknights after 4pm
• weekends after 10am

APPROVED LOT:
Charles River Garage

Only park on lower level

Under the Whole Foods and the Wyndham Hotel. Bring your ticket to the Museum Store for validation stamp.

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


View Larger Map                                    Validated parking

 

Public Transportation Image: T logoImage: T logoImage: T logo
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.

 

Black Heritage Trail® Tours

FREE GUIDED WALKING TOURS

Historically rich tours are led by National Park Service Rangers, Boston African American National Historic Site (BOAF):

Monday - Saturday

Memorial Day to Labor Day:

   SUMMER |10:00am, 12:00noon, 2:00pm

Labor Day to Memorial Day:

   FALL | Labor Day - December 1: 2:00pm only

   SPRING | March 17 - Memorial Day: 2:00pm only
   WINTER
| No tours December 1 - March 17

  

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR MAPS

Call BOAF at 617.742.5415 for information about

Black Heritage Trai® Tours, seasonal group tours,
and tours
from the Faneuil Hall Visitor Center.

 

Facilities & Information

RESTROOMS, MAPS, AND INFORMATION

AVAILABLE AT OUR BOSTON CAMPUS

46 JOY STREET, BEACON HILL.

While you are there, please tour our National Historic Landmarks, view our exhibits, and don't forget to make

a generous tax-deductible donation. Your support helps maintain our historic sites and ongoing programs.

Become a member or make a gift today!