• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

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  • Outdoor Memorial Closure

    Starting November 1, 2014 through March 2, 2015 the African Burial Ground National Monument's outdoor memorial will be closed for the winter season. The indoor visitor center will remain open daily through the winter Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Archaeology Reports

Volume I - The Skeletal Biology of the African Burial Ground

Part I
Part II

Volume II - Archaeology

Part I (this file is too large to post - please contact us for a copy in the mail)
Part II
Part III

Volume III - History

Part I

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Did You Know?

The Sankofa is strongly associated with the African Burial Ground

Lost to history due to landfill and development, the African Burial Ground was rediscovered in 1991 during the construction of a Federal office building. Approximately 15,000 free and enslaved Africans were buried in the five or six acre burial ground that dates from the 17th century. More...