Visit lesser-known sites along Boston’s Black Heritage Trail and learn about America’s “Second Revolution” prior to the U.S. Civil War
- Follow Boston’s historic Black Heritage Trail on foot with a knowledgeable guide, exploring the city’s pivotal contributions to growing the abolitionist movement
- Dive into the tumultuous years before the U.S. Civil War, walking in the footsteps of black and white Bostonians grappling with the institution of American slavery
- Hub Town Tours provides captivating storytelling for Underground Railroad landmarks, explaining Boston’s role in the United States as the “Cradle of Liberty”
- Included: Beacon Hill Neighborhood, Small Groups (16 guests max), Black Heritage Trail (see 10 landmarks)
- Excluded: Admission inside Museums, Guides in Costume, Gratuities
- Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to the meeting location: William Hickling Prescott House (55 Beacon Street, 02108).
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing! Aside from the introduction inside Prescott House, the tour is entirely outdoors.
- Tour concludes in front of the Robert Gould Shaw / 54th Massachusetts Memorial on Boston Common (26 Beacon Street, 02108), opposite the Massachusetts State House and approximately 0.2 miles from where the tour begins.
- The walking tour visits public spaces, but doesn’t enter historic sites along the Black Heritage Trail, many of which are private residences today.
- Service animals are welcome; pets are generally discouraged.
- The tour is NOT wheelchair or scooter-friendly, unfortunately. In addition to uneven and hilly terrain, the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill has numerous non-accessible sidewalks and pedestrian passageways.
Please provide 24 hours notice prior to scheduled tour date and start time to secure a full refund. Cancellations made with less than 24-hour notice will result in loss of tour payment.