• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Indoor Activities

Visitor Center

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.

Library

A resource library is available by appointment; please schedule in advance by calling (212) 238-4367.

Bookstore

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 Sankofa is strongly associated with the African Burial Ground

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...