• African Burial Ground National Memorial

    African Burial Ground

    National Monument New York

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  • 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.


African Burial Ground Bookstore

A look inside our bookstore

The African Burial Ground bookstore is a great place to expand your knowledge of our site and its history. Our bookstore is managed by Eastern National a nonprofit organization that supports the work of the African Burial Ground National Monument and numerous other National Park Service sites. In our bookstore, you can find children's books, arts and crafts, history, fiction, cultural items, music, artwork, and many other items that will help you to learn about or remember your visit to the African Burial Ground National Monument. We have hosted book readings and signings in our bookstore in the past for authors such as Carla Peterson (Black Gotham), Lorenzo Pace (Jalani and the Lock), and Zetta Elliott (Ship of Souls). Our bookstore is open from 10 am- 4 PM from Tuesday-Saturday and accepts cash and credit card.

Did You Know?

The Sankofa has strong associations with the African Burial Ground

New York's African Burial Ground is the final resting place of approximately 15,000 free and enslaved Africans. Dating from the late 17th century. It has been called one of the most important archaeological finds of our time. More...