Outdoor Memorial Closure
Starting November 1, 2014 through March 2, 2015 the African Burial Ground National Monument's outdoor memorial will be closed for the winter season. The indoor visitor center will remain open daily through the winter Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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?
New York's African Burial Ground is the nation's earliest known African and African American cemetery. An estimated 15,000 men, women and children were buried here between the late 1600s and the mid 1790s. More...