• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Directions

The African Burial Ground National Monument is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building located at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan; close to Foley Square and just north of City Hall. The cross streets are Duane Street and Reade Street.

The African Burial Ground National Monument is easily accessible by public transportation. Driving and parking in New York City is significantly more difficult.

By Car

If you are driving on the east side of Manhattan-leave Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (FDR) Drive at the City Hall exit. Proceed west on surface streets to Broadway. The African Burial Ground National Monument is located just north of City Hall at 290 Broadway.

If you are on the west side of Manhattan-leave the West Side Highway/West Street at Chambers Street. Drive east on surface streets until you reach Broadway. The African Burial Ground National Monument is located just north of City hall at 290 Broadway.

By Public Transportation

The African Burial Ground National Monument is accessible by multiple subway lines within a 4-block radius, including:

1, 2, 3 [Chambers Street]
A, C [Chambers Street]
R [City Hall]
4, 5, 6 [Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall]
J, Z [Chambers Street]

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...