• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

Things To Know Before You Come

Location

The African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building located at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan; close to Foley Square and north of City Hall.

At the Visitor Center

The visitor center is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway. To access the visitor center, all visitors must pass through airport-style security. Food, beverages, and gum are not allowed inside the visitor center. Food services are available in the surrounding area.

At the Memorial

The memorial is located behind the Ted Weiss Federal Building at the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street). There are no restrooms located outside at the memorial. Food, beverages, and gum are not allowed in the memorial. Food services are available in the surrounding area.

General Information

Groups scheduled for the first tour of the day should arrive promptly at 10:00a.m. Afterwards, groups should arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the time in which their tour is scheduled to begin.

Dining facilities are not available at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

Photography and videography are allowed; however, visitors must be escorted by a ranger while using cameras and camcorders in the lobby of the Ted Weiss Federal Building.

The park participates in the Passport program and a Cancellation Station is available at the visitor center.

The African Burial Ground National Monument is available for special events. Interested parties will have to obtain and submit a permit. For information about permits contact the visitor center by dialing 212-238-4367.

Did You Know?

The Sankofa has strong associations with the African Burial Ground

The ancestral remains of 419 individuals, which were removed in 1991 and taken to Howard University for scientific study, were reinterred at the African Burial Ground Memorial Site on October 4, 2003. Each year, October 4 is a day of remembrance and celebration at the African Burial Ground. More...