The visitor center is admission free and includes four exhibit areas, a 40-person theatre, and a bookstore. The center is ADA compliant and includes an audio component for the sight and/or hearing impaired. Park rangers present educational programs and provide interpretation of the commemorative artwork commissioned for the African Burial Ground National Monument.
A resource library is available by appointment; please schedule in advance by calling (212) 238-4367.
The African Burial Ground National Monument bookstore is located inside the visitor center and is operated by Eastern National, a partner of the National Park Service. Eastern National provides quality educational products and services to the visitors of America's national parks and other public trusts. Visitors may purchase books and other educational items that will enhance their exploration of the African Burial Ground National Monument.
Did You Know?
Unearthed during the excavation of the federal office building at 290 Broadway in New York City in 1991, the African Burial Ground was designated a New York City Historic District, a National Historic Landmark and, on February 27, 2006, a National Monument. More...