Museum of African American History

Local nameMuseum of African American History
LocationBoston, United States

The African Meeting House, also known variously as First African Baptist Church, First Independent Baptist Church and the Belknap Street Church, was built in 1806 and is now the oldest black church edifice still standing in the United States. It is located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, adjacent to the African-American Abiel Smith School. It is a National Historic Landmark.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Self-guided walking tour map and guide available. The Black Heritage Trail guided tours are offered daily (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend) and other times by special request.


Adults (18+): $5
Seniors (62+), Youth (13-17): $3
Children (0-12): free

Tours are included in the price of the museum admission.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +1 617 725 0022

Address 14 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108, USA

Coordinates 42°21'35.878" N -71°3'54.738" E

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