African-American Patriots Tour Celebrates Black History

African-American patriots played a vital role in the formation of our country and the start of the American Revolution in Boston.

In honor of these heroes, the Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African American Tour celebrates them and their accomplishments during Black History Month in February on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:45pm.

Led by 18th century costumed guides, visitors have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of revolutionary figures such as Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others. Beginning on Saturday, February 6th, this unique tour takes visitors through historic events of the American Revolution and highlights the many contributions of African-Americans. Captivating tales of bravery, great risk, and defiance by black Bostonians unfold during the 90-minute walking tour, zigzagging through the Freedom Trail.

Visitors are invited to continue the captivating and educational journey at the Museum of African American History (MAAH) on Beacon Hill. At the Museum’s campus, visitors will experience the first African-American Meeting House in the United States and the Abiel Smith School, the nation’s oldest public school built for the sole purpose of educating black children. The school now anchors the campus to its 46 Joy Street address and features galleries of rotating exhibits and a museum store. Hourly guided tours by interpretive rangers of the National Park Service African American National Historic Site lead visitors through the adjacent African Meeting House, the last stop on the Museum’s Black Heritage Trail®.

On Saturdays in February, the Museum offers a bonus to the Freedom Trail African-American Patriots Tour participants – all ticket holders will receive a 2 for the price of 1 coupon for admission to the Museum on any Saturday in February from 10am to 4pm. Museum admission is $5 for adults; $3 for teens (13-17) and seniors (62+); and free for children 12 years and under, and Boston Public School students.

Freedom Trail® African-American Patriots Tour

Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 – 12:45pm
Sundays, February 7, 14, 21, 28 – 12:45pm

Tours begin at: Visitor Information Center
139 Tremont St.
Boston Common

Ticket Prices: $14 Adults
$12 Seniors and Students
$ 8 Children under 12
Tickets may be purchased online at or
At the Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont St. Boston Common

Freedom Trail African-American Patriots Tour 18th century Costumed Guide

Freedom Trail African-American Patriots Tour 18th century Costumed Guide