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.
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.
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.
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