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?
Lost to history due to landfill and development, the African Burial Ground was rediscovered in 1991 during the construction of a Federal office building. Approximately 15,000 free and enslaved Africans were buried in the five or six acre burial ground that dates from the 17th century. More...