[Sitings] Boston's African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School

Posted on: August 10th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts. Credit: Museum of African American History.
African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School in Boston, Massachusetts.

The African Meeting House in Boston, Massachussetts, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is the nation's oldest African-American church still standing, located in the historic Beacon Hill area of downtown Boston.

The Meeting House and Abiel Smith School, both built in the early 1800s, are located in what once was the heart of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. These buildings remain a showcase of black community organization and enduring testimony to black craftsmanship.

Visitors are welcome at the site from Monday to Saturday and can view the exhibition, shop in the museum store, or view the African Meeting House. Below, see some of the community events the space continues to nourish:

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

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