Freedom Trail® Foundation’s acclaimed African-American Patriots® Tours celebrate the African-American patriots that played a vital role in the start of the American Revolution in Boston and in the formation of our country. Led by 18th-century costumed guides, tour-goers have the opportunity to view history through the eyes of these courageous men and women throughout Black History Month in February.
African-American Patriots® Tours begin on Saturday, February 2, 2019 and are held regularly in February on Saturdays and Sundays departing at 12:45 p.m. from the Boston Common Visitor Information Center. Revolutionary figures such as Crispus Attucks, Phillis Wheatley, Prince Hall, Peter Salem, and others come to life during these 90-minute walking tours while zigzagging through the Freedom Trail – Boston’s iconic 2.5 mile red trail leading to 16 nationally significant historic sites. African-American Patriots Tours invite visitors to discover the sacrifices these patriots made, the battles they fought, and legacies they left behind. Experience the historic events of the American Revolution and the immense contributions of black Bostonians as they unfold along Boston’s historic red-lined path.
Ideal for groups, schools, residents and those visiting the city, 90-minute African-American Patriots Tours are regularly offered throughout February to the public, and are available year-round for schools or private groups by reservation. Affordable tickets may be purchased at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center at $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $8 for children under 12, and discounted tickets may be purchased online at TheFreedomTrail.org.
Other events and programs celebrating Black History Month are held at official Freedom Trail sites. For information regarding Freedom Trail events and programs, tickets, reservations, group rates or questions, please call 617.357.8300 or visit TheFreedomTrail.org.