Facility Rentals

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 x16.

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):

  • Ceremonies
  • Concerts
  • Conferences
  • Holiday Parties
  • Intimate Gatherings
  • Meetings
  • Reunions
  • Weddings
  • Workshops

Our Historic Sites in Nantucket

On Nantucket, visit our campus of five historic buildings, four of which are currently being restored. The Nantucket African Meeting House, built in the 1820s by the island’s African American community and a National Historic Landmark, is available for rentals.

This beautifully restored building includes exhibit and reception space and can accommodate 80 with pew seating.

For more information, download our rental brochure.

To inquire about pricing, scheduling, and catering guidelines,
please contact Diana Parcon at (617) 725-0022 x16
or
Nantucket Site Manager Charity-Grace Lambert
at (508) 228-9833 or (617) 725-0022 x440