• 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.

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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?

The Sankofa has a strong association with the African Burial Ground

New York's African Burial Ground is the nation's earliest known African and African American cemetery. An estimated 15,000 men, women and children were buried here between the late 1600s and the mid 1790s. More...