The Museum of African American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century.





Facility Rentals

Boston Campus


The Museum of African American History invites individuals and organizations to enjoy the facilities and resources in both Boston and Nantucket.  Our spaces offer the opportunity to make an event an enriching and historical experience. We have hosted events including (but not limited to):

    • Breakfasts/Dinners
    • Ceremonies
    • Concerts
    • Conferences
    • Holiday Parties


    • Meetings
    • Reunions
    • Weddings
    • Workshops

Our Historic Sites in Boston

Experience the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School on Boston's Beacon Hill for your next event.  Sites may be combined for a light reception and/or small intimate dinner.


The Abiel Smith School, built in 1835 specifically to serve Boston's African American students:

  • Features two levels
  • Accommodates 50 on each level
  • Includes a catering kitchen


The African Meeting House, built in 1806, is the nation's oldest extant black church building:

  • Features three levels - reception room, sanctuary, and balcony
  • Accommodates 100 standing on ground level, 200 upper levels with pew seating

Helpful information

  • Rental costs vary and are quoted upon request.  Please inquire to learn more about rental fees.
  • Parking is available for guests on Cambridge Street in the Charles River parking garage. Validation is provided.
  • A list of frequently used vendors may be provided upon request.
  • Food and beverages are only permitted in the lower level of the African Meeting House and in the Abiel Smith School.
  • Rentals are only available for a minimum of four hours.


For more information, download our rental brochure.


To inquire about pricing, scheduling, and catering guidelines,

please contact Diana Parcon at 617-725-0022 Ext 16.