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Boston African American National Historic Site

. Description:  15 pre-Civil War structures linked by a 1.6 mile trail through the Beacon Hill neighborhood, all relating to 19th century African-American history, including the African Meeting House (Closed for restoration as of JAN 2007)
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14 Beacon St, Suite 719
Boston, MA 02108

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Phone NPS: 617 742-541
Museum:  617 725-0022
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Museum of African American History
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What kind of visit you can have:  Walking tours of sites pertinent to African American history in the Beacon Hill area of Boston on a 1.6 mile trail.  Most of the sites are not open to the public, but the recently restored Abiel Smith School  and the African Meeting House, both operated by the Museum of Afro American History, are both open
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Museum of Afro American History Operates the African Meeting House of Beacon Hill, Abiel Smith School, African Meeting House on Nantucket, Black Heritage Trail 617 725-0022
14 Beacon St, Suite 719
Boston MA 02108
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