Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the African Burial Ground National Monument located?
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.

Does it cost anything to visit African Burial Ground National Monument?
No. Access to the visitor center and the outdoor memorial is free of charge.

Do I have to take a ranger-led tour?
No, groups and individuals alike have the ability to independently explore the site during open hours (Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4PM). Rangers are available to help you with questions and information.

Are there ranger-tours available?
One may request Ranger-led tours for groups of 10+. If interested in booking a ranger-led tour, please click here to access the Educational Service Request Form.


How far in advance may I make reservations for a ranger-led tour?
Groups are required to make reservations for tours at least two weeks in advance to ensure adequate preparation and staff availability.


Are there any dates when groups may not visit?
The visitor center (located inside 290 Broadway) is closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25th.

Why is there scaffolding around the outdoor memorial?
Scaffolding is in place to protect the outdoor memorial from facade work that will be done on 290 Broadway, (Ted Weiss Federal Building). The scaffolding will remain until the facade work is completed.

Why is the memorial closed?
The memorial closes seasonally. Currently it will remain closed until April 24th, 2018. After that date, the outdoor memorial will be open Tuesday through Saturday. It will be open 10AM-4PM on each of those days. It will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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Last updated: April 19, 2018

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Mailing Address:

African Burial Ground NM
C/O Federal Hall National Memorial
26 Wall St

New York, NY 10005

Phone:

(212) 637-2019

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