• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Things To Do

The interactive visitor center, specially commissioned artwork, and outdoor memorial offer an in depth understanding of how, when, and why enslaved and free Africans were using the African Burial Ground during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The African Burial Ground is widely acknowledged as one of America's most significant archeological finds of the 20th century. Learn about this once forgotten piece of New York history and how the rediscovery of the burial ground united a community committed to honoring, preserving, and teaching this important history to generations that follow.

Visit other parks within the National Parks of New York Harbor:

The African Burial Ground National Monument is one of many places that make up the National Parks of New York Harbor. Learn more about these natural, cultural, and historic sites.


Special Events Permits:

The African Burial Ground National Monument is available for special events. Interested parties will have to obtain and submit a permit . For information, visit the Permits page.


Did You Know?

A map shows the African Burial Ground in relationship to the NYC street grid

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.