The Black Heritage Trail on Beacon Hill in Boston is a walking tour which explores the history of the city's 19th-century African-American community. The tour was started in 1963 as an informal walking tour of some 10 sites by J. Marcus Mitchell, the first curator of the Museum of Negro History (now the Museum of Afro-American History). In 1968 the tour was formally presented in a brochure designed and written by Gaunzetta and J. Marcus Mitchell and was called the Black Heritage Trail, starting at the Charles Street Meeting House (then the name of the museum). Today the Trail consists of some 14 sites commencing at the African Meeting House: Smith Court residences, Abiel Smith School, George Middleton House, Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Massachusetts Regiment memorial, Phillips School, John J. Smith House, Charles Street Meeting House, Lewis Hayden House, and Coburn's Gaming House. Tours may be arranged by calling the National Park Service in Boston.