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?
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.