• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

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?

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.