African-American Burying Ground

Black Heritage Walking Tours

280 Marcy St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Experience the history and cultural roots of the early African Community in Portsmouth dating from the early 1600s. Trace their journey as you pass by the elegant and stately homes of some of New Hampshire’s most prominent families and hear their stories from our knowledgeable and experienced tour guides who will ensure you get the best out of your tour.

With its distinctive bronze plaques that identify this community, from its colonial-era African Burying Ground to the modern Civil Rights Movement, the Portsmouth Trail serves as a model across the country on what it means to raise public awareness and appreciation for a region not known for its Black history.

Unless otherwise noted, all Portsmouth tours will start at 2pm at the Old Meeting House, 280 Marcy St, Portsmouth. Each tour ends at the site of the African Burying Ground and Memorial Park. Walking tours are approximately 75 minutes.

Cost: Most tours are $20 per person.
Group size is limited to 25 people.

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Hours:Tours generally run weekly on Saturday afternoons from 2-3:30 p.m. from May 26 through Sept. 29
Season:Spring, Summer
Cost:Tickets are $20.