• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Press Kit

The African Burial Ground National Monument is one of 10 National Parks comprising 23 unique destinations that can be found in and around New York Harbor. These Parks are in northern New Jersey, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Westchester County, New York. The National Parks of New York Harbor welcomes millions of visitors each year.

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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.