Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the African Burial Ground National Monument located?
The African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building located at 290 Broadway, in Lower Manhattan. All visitors must go through airport-style screening before entering the building. Groups should plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the presentation's start time. The adjacent memorial is located on the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street).
Are reservations required?
Groups composed of 10 or more must make reservations by calling the African Burial Ground National Monument at (212) 637-2019. They may also click here to access the Educational Service Request Form.
May I guide myself?
Individuals or groups of less than 10 people may tour the visitor center and memorial by themselves.
Are there any dates when groups may not visit?
The visitor center (located inside 290 Broadway) is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The memorial (located outside) is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm from March to October.
How far in advance may I make reservations?
Groups are required to make reservations for tours at least two weeks in advance to ensure adequate preparation and staff availability.