• 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?

The Sankofa has strong associations with the African Burial Ground

Unearthed during the excavation of the federal office building at 290 Broadway in New York City in 1991, the African Burial Ground was designated a New York City Historic District, a National Historic Landmark and, on February 27, 2006, a National Monument. More...