• 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.

Accessibility

At the Visitor Center

The visitor center, which is wheelchair accessible, is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway. There are restrooms located inside the visitor center that are wheelchair accessible. Although pets are not allowed in the visitor center, guide and other assist animals are welcome. The visitor center is also ADA compliant and includes an audio component for the sight and/or hearing impaired.

At the Memorial

The memorial is located outside, behind the Ted Weiss Federal Building at the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street). There are no restrooms located outside at the memorial. Although pets are not allowed in the memorial, guide and other assist animals are welcome.

Did You Know?

The Sankofa has strong associations with the African Burial Ground

The ancestral remains of 419 individuals, which were removed in 1991 and taken to Howard University for scientific study, were reinterred at the African Burial Ground Memorial Site on October 4, 2003. Each year, October 4 is a day of remembrance and celebration at the African Burial Ground. More...