A Sacred Space in Manhattan

African Burial Ground is the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans. It protects the historic role slavery played in building New York City.  The site honors both the spirit of those buried here and those who fought for the respectful protection of this site for this and future generations. Read More

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Book a tour at African Burial Ground!

Book a tour at African Burial Ground!

Groups of all ages enjoy our ranger-led tours. Reserve a tour, at no charge, of our site today! (PDF - 74KB)

Maerschalk Map, 1754

History and culture

Learn more about the African Burial Ground's story!

Woman pays tribute to the ancestors

African Burial Ground events

Join us for these free, family-friendly events!

Burial Scene in exhibit area

Photo Gallery

Can't visit in person? Come explore what there is to see at African Burial Ground in our photo gallery.

The Wall of Remembrance

FAQs

Where? When? How? Why? Get answers to some of visitors' frequently asked questions.

Last updated: May 11, 2018

Contact the Park

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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