Boston African American National Historic Site
Located in the heart of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, the site includes 15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th century African-American community, including: the African Meeting House, the oldest standing African-American church in the United States. The sites are linked by the 1.6 mile (2.5 km) Black Heritage Trail*. Augustus Saint-Gaudens', memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the African-American Massachusetts 54th Regiment, stands on the trail.
Plane - Many Commercial Airlines serve the Boston area. From the airport, the park can be reached by taxi, rental or private vehicle.
Car - From the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90), take the Copley Square exit to Stuart Street, then turn left on Route 28 (Charles Street) to Boston Common. From Route 93, take Storrow Drive to the Copley Square exit, turn left on Beacon Street, right on Arlington Street, left on Boylston Street and left on Charles Street (Route 28). Driving and parking are difficult on Beacon Hill. There are several parking garages in the vicinity within walking distance to the site.
Public Transportation - Park and ride facilities at MBTA subway (T) stations is an option to driving into the downtown area. MBTA subway stops closest to the site are the Park Street stop of the red and green subway lines, or the Bowdoin Square stop of the blue subway line.