• 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.


Volunteer in Parks patch with park service arrowhead in middle

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Volunteering is an American tradition that has made an immeasurable contribution to communities, organizations, and individuals throughout the country. Whether you have a day or an entire season, opportunities exist for volunteers at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

There are numerous ways to participate in the programs, events, and daily life of the park through the National Park Service VIP (Volunteers-in-Parks) Program. Each year, volunteers contribute to more than 2,000 hours at the African Burial Ground National Monument. Retired couples, school groups, and individuals-people just like you donate their time and efforts to provide essential services at the African Burial Ground National Monument.

Become a volunteer at the African Burial Ground National Monument and help share its many stories with park visitors. For more information about becoming a volunteer contact the site at (212) 238-4367. Click here to learn more about volunteer duties at African Burial Ground.

To learn about the National Park Service Volunteers-in-Parks Program visit www.nps.gov/volunteer.

To contact our volunteer coordinator, e-mail us.

Did You Know?

Detail of the map in the heart of the memorial at African Burial Ground NM

Forty percent of the 419 sets of remains found during the rediscovery of the African Burial Ground were the remains of children. More...