• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Photos & Multimedia

The African Burial Ground uses many forms of social media to share its story. Pictures and video of events held at our site, archival images of our site and its history, and tributes created by visitors can be found on our flickr page.

In order to better tell the story of our site, the GSA created a series of artworks that are the focus of ranger led tours. To learn more about them, read this information on our Commemorative Artwork.

2 Handmade ornaments
Handmade ornaments representing nine national parks in the New York metropolitan area were prominently displayed on the official 2007 White House Christmas Tree.
NPS - African Burial Ground National Monument; Charles Lilly, volunteer artist

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.