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.

Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day

We will be open for Independence Day, join us for special programming!

Every Kid in a Park

Every Kid in a Park

The Every Kid in a Park initiative invites every 4th grade student to visit a national park during the 2015-2016 school year for free.

Celebrating 100 Years of Service

Celebrating 100 Years of Service

On Aug. 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100! The Centennial will begin a second century of stewardship of America's national parks

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)

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Phone:

(212) 637-2019

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