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.
Things To Know Before You Come
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.
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 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.