Fodor's Expert Review Museum of African American History

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The Museum of African American History was established in 1964 to recognize Boston's African American community, from slavery through the abolitionist movement. The Abiel Smith School, the first public school in the nation built specifically for Black children, now serves as the museum's main building, filled with exhibits. Just around the corner, the African Meeting House was built in 1806 entirely by Black labor; in 1832, William Lloyd Garrison formed the New England Anti-Slavery Society here, and in 2011 the building completed a $9.5-million restoration.

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46 Joy St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02114, USA


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Rate Includes: $10, Closed to walk-in visitors., Must reserve a ticket online to visit.

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