The allure of the Underground Railroad in Boston, Beacon Hill

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You can take a stroll through the real Underground Railroad in the video.

Read more about our Boston African American Heritage Tours

Juneteenth at Franklin Park, African American cookouts – June 18th

June 19th and June 20th Juneteenth events to go to.

Local celebrations

Glorious Struggle for Liberty June 18 & June 19 at 10:00 AM
Where Slaves Walked walking tour

During the 18th century Long Wharf served as the entry point for enslaved individuals forced migration to the colony. Following the American Revolution, Boston and its port became an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Join a National Park Ranger on a walk to historic Long Wharf, and explore how Boston Harbor played a central role in the stories of enslavement and freedom seekers.   This is a FREE event.   Location: Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center



 
Join National Parks of Boston, Boston Harbor Now, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to celebrate Juneteenth! Visit Georges Island & the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center for live music, story time, history tours, and an exploration of Black History in Boston. All events are FREE.
 

 
Glorious Struggle for Liberty
June 18 & June 19 at 10:00 AM
 
During the 18th century Long Wharf served as the entry point for enslaved individuals forced migration to the colony. Following the American Revolution, Boston and its port became an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Join a National Park Ranger on a walk to historic Long Wharf, and explore how Boston Harbor played a central role in the stories of enslavement and freedom seekers.
 
This is a FREE event.
 
Location: Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center

 
Image courtesy of the Leventhal Map Center
 

 

 
Safe Harbor: Boston’s Maritime Underground Railroad
June 18 & June 19 at 1:30 PM
 

 
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress
During the years preceding the American Civil War, Boston served as one of the most important stops on the Underground Railroad. Did you know that many of the fugitives escaping from enslavement came to Boston by stowing away on ships from southern ports? Join a National Park Ranger for a 60 minute guided walking tour as we explore the untold stories of men and women making daring escapes to freedom through Boston Harbor. 
 
This is a FREE event.
 
Location: Georges Island (with purchase of ferry ticket)
 

 
Welcome Center Activities
 
June 18
 
·     11:00am – Stop by for a performance by City Strings United, a non-profit organization that helps underserved youth develop life and leadership skills through music.
 
June 19
 
·     11:00 am – Join community reader Sentidra Joseph for a live reading of Born on the Water, a children’s book that explores the consequences of slavery and history of Black resistance in the United States. 
 
These are FREE events.

 
Image courtesy of Boston Harbor Now
 

 
     
 
  Image courtesy of the Leventhal Map Center

at The Unicorn Theatre on The Larry Vaber StagePreviews: Thursday, July 21 at 7pm and Friday, July 22 at 7pmOpening/Press Night: Saturday, July 23 at 7pmSensory Friendly: Tuesday, August 2 at 7pmClosing: Saturday, August 20 at 7pmPreview Tickets: $50  Tickets: $75 Sensory Friendly Tickets: $15Sponsored by:
It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice or take a stand or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (ParadeBridges of Madison County), this moving collection of songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.With a small, powerhouse, multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World brings us face to face with those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then goes sideways.  Most importantly, however, it’s about surviving those moments. It’s about the way we regroup and thrive under a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds.