Boston's Black Heritage Trail and Freedom Trail
Recognizing that the Freedom Trail, which was created in the 1950s, failed to incorporate African American history, Boston created the Black Heritage Trail several decades later. By including nearby sites from both tours, this walking tour integrates the city's two heritage trails within a route that is still not as long as the original Boston Freedom Trail. The tour also includes a couple "bonus" historic buildings and monuments along the way. Enjoy!