Boston African-American National Historic Site CWDT
www.nps.gov/boaf e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(617) 742-5415. National Park Service, 14 Beacon Street, Suite 506, 02108. Open five days a week summer 9-5, winter, fall and spring 10-4
Located in the heart of Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, the site includes 15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th century African-American community, including: the African Meeting House, the oldest standing African-American church in the United States. The sites are linked by the 1.6 mile (2.5 km) Black Heritage Trail®. Augustus Saint-Gaudens', memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the African-American Massachusetts 54th Regiment, stands on the trail.
Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area CWDT
(617) 223-8666. One Long Wharf, 02110. $
Ten islands accessible from Boston Harbor comprise this National Park Area. Camp, picnic, swim, bird watch or explore historic trails and forts. During the Civil War, soldiers were quartered on Gallops Island, including the Mass 54th Colored Regiment, later made famous in the movie "Glory". George's Island houses Fort Warren. Dedicated in 1847, Fort Warren's defensive design was virtually obsolete upon completion. However the fort served as a training ground, patrol point, and Civil War prison that gained a favorable reputation for the humane treatment of its Confederate prisoners.
Kings Chapel CWDT
617-227-2155. 64 Beacon St, 02108.
Medford Historical Society CWDT
617-391-8739. 10 Governors Ave, 02155-3007
Robert Gould Shaw & 54th Regiment Memorial CWDT
Boston Common, 02114. Open year round
Sculpture commemorates Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Regiment, the first regular army regiment of black soldiers commissioned during the Civil War.
Clara Barton Birthplace
508-987-5375. 68 Clara Barton Road. $
Clara Barton Biography: http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/bart-cla.htm
See a quilt presented to Barton in 1876 autographed by 27 Civil War officers and surgeons along with other artifacts used by Barton in the Civil War.
American Antiquarian Society
(508) 755-5221, (508) 752-5813. 185 Salisbury St., 01609. Open year round
Research library founded in 1812 by printer Isaiah Thomas; collections document American life from colonial era through Civil War and Reconstruction.