This 1787 houseits one of the oldest standing homes on Beacon Hill, according to the National Park Service was originally owned by George Middleton, a Revolutionary War veteran and advocate for equal school rights for black children, according to the museum and the Park Service. Middleton led the Bucks of America, one of three black militias that fought in the Revolutionary War. Following the war, Middleton helped found the Free African Society and served as the 3rd Grand Master of the Prince Hall Masons, a fraternal order. It is a private residence today. Middleton lived on Belknap Street (now Joy Street) when he died in 1815.