• 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.

Virtual Open House

Virtual Open House: November 2009

Welcome to African Burial Ground National Monument's Virtual Open House. Below are links to PDFs of the posters that were used at the physical open houses in Harlem, Brooklyn and at the monument.


About the African Burial Ground

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What We Heard and Learned

Foundation for Planning

Preliminary Alternatives

Planning Process

Please share your ideas and comments with us.

Information on the new Visitor Center planned to open early 2010 (floor plan).

Did You Know?

A map shows the African Burial Ground in relationship to the NYC street grid

The African Burial Ground, called the Negroes Burial Ground by the Dutch and English, was closed to make way for development and covered with landfill, concrete and buildings.