A Sacred Space in Manhattan

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

GSA’s facade repair requires closure of African Burial Ground outdoor memorial

Outdoor memorial closure due to repairs.

Necessary facade repair of GSA's 290 Broadway requires closure of the outdoor memorial

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)

Snow covered memorial

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Here and Now on ABC7NY

ABC NY Here and Now Reports

Coverage from Here and Now, a weekly program on ABC7 WABC covering the latest impacting the African American community in New York City.

Public History Conference

Slavery and Global Public History

Staff presented at Brown University's Dec. 2016 conference on slavery and public history. Watch the session video on YouTube.

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Mailing Address:

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

New York, NY 10005


(212) 637-2019

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