• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

For Teachers

Many students from Howard University participate in an annual visit to the African Burial Ground where they learn our history

Programs

The African Burial Ground National Monument offers off-site and on-site presentations, guided walking tours, and a special archeology program. Groups larger than 10 are required to make reservations. Reservations are neccessary to ensure adequate preparation and staff availability. On-site presentations may be scheduled collectively or individually.

Off-site presentation

Off-site presentations consist of a 60-minute program offered by NPS staff at your location. The ranger shows a film approximately 20 minutes in length and then speaks on the history and significance of the site from it's establishment to the opening of the new visitor center.

On-site presentation

On-site presentations in the visitor center consist of a 60-minute program led by NPS staff. The program includes a 20-minute film, an orientation to the exhibits, and an opportunity for self led exploration of the center's interactive elements.

On-site memorial talks consist of a 20-minute talk led by NPS staff at the outdoor memorial. The talk highlights the symbolism and significance of the memorial and the efforts to preserve and protect this sacred place.

Commemorative art tours consist of a self-guided tour of the art located in the lobby of the Ted Weiss Federal Building.

 

Reservations are required for these programs. Download an Educational Service Request form to begin the reservation process.

If you have any questions regarding visitation to the African Burial Ground National Monument or the reservation process please call (212) 637-2019.

 
I always associated slavery with the plantations in the South.  I did not know there had been slavery in New York!

A visit to our site can help visitors learn about history they never knew before

Whether you have already scheduled your class's visit to African Burial Ground National Monument or planning for a future visit, you can click on the following links for materials that are available to teachers.

 

African Burial Ground National Monument is in the process of evaluating and developing future educational programs. When they are finalized we will post them here.

Did You Know?

The Sankofa has strong associations with the African Burial Ground

New York's African Burial Ground is the final resting place of approximately 15,000 free and enslaved Africans. Dating from the late 17th century. It has been called one of the most important archaeological finds of our time. More...