African American Historical Sites

African American Historical Sites


  • Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Tomb
    449 Auburn Ave
    Atlanta, GA

  • Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Birth Home
    501 Auburn Ave
    (404) 331-3920

daily 10am-5pm

  • Smith Plantation Home
    935 Alpharetta Street
    (770) 641-3978 

Group tours available: Tours Mon-Fri 11am & 2pm, Sat 11am, 12pm & 1pm 


  • Royal Theater Historic Marker
    1329 Pennsylvania Ave

    All that remains of the Royal Theatre, formerly the Douglass Theatre (originally owned and controlled by colored people). 

  • First Desegregated Tennis Court Historic Marker
    Druid Hill Park adjacent to the Conservatory

  • Camden Station
    333 W Camden Street at Eutaw Street

    Harriet Tubman used this railroad station as part of the underground railroad.

  • Hampton National Historic Park

    daily 9am-5pm; $5 to tour the mansion


  • Old South Meeting House
    310 Washington Street at Milk Street in Financial district
    (617) 482-6439

    Second oldest church in Boston and place where the Boston Tea Party was planned. Today it is a museum that features an exhibit about a young slave girl, Phillis Wheatley, who was also a celebrated poet.

  • The African Meeting House
    8 Smith Court in Beacon Hill district
    (617) 742-1854

  • Smith Court Residences
    3 - 10 Smith Court at Joy Street

    Historical African American homes, and 3 Smith Court was used as a station for the underground railroad. 

    No tours inside

  • The Phillips School
    Anderson and Pinckney Streets in Beacon Hill district

    First integrated school in Boston
    moved to its present location in 1861.

  • Dillaway-Thomas House
    Roxbury Heritage State Park
    183 Roxbury Street
    (617) 445-3399

    Home of Charles Dillaway, a 19th Century educator.

    Tours Tues-Sun

  • Hayden House
    66 Phillips Street (not open to public) in Beacon Hill district

    Lewis Hayden, an escaped slave and owner of a clothing store, lived in this home with his wife Harriet. The Haydens used the home as a part of the Underground Railroad.


  • Dunbar House
    PO Box 1872
    Dayton, OH 45401
    (937) 224-706, 1-800-860-0148
    (toll free)

The final home of the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Dunbar Members - Free
Adults - $3.00
Children 6-12 - $1.25
Children under 5 - Free

  • Rankin House
    Ripley Heritage, Inc.
    P.O. Box 176
    Ripley, OH 45167
    (937) 392-1627, 1-800-752-2705 (toll free)

Rankin House was a part of the underground railroad.

Dunbar Members - Free 
Adults $2.00
Children 6-12 - $ .50
Children under 5 - Free
School Groups - $ .75 per child

  • Stowe House
    2950 Gilbert Avenue
    State Route 3, U.S. 22
    Cincinnati, OH 45214
    (513) 632-5120

Harriet Beecher Stowe was inspired to write Uncle Tom's Cabin after the loss of her own child. The Stowe House is operated as a cultural and educational center which promotes black history.

Admission: Free



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