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Contact: John Warren, (212) 668-2208
The National Park Service (NPS) today announced that the outdoor memorial at African Burial Ground National Monument will be closed from Sunday, November 1, 2015 through Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Visitor safety is the NPS's first concern, and the freezing conditions associated with winter present a hazard. The few visitors the memorial typically sees between November and March will be directed to the visitor center, where rangers will be able to answer questions about the symbolism and construction of the memorial.
The visitor center entrance, located at 290 Broadway, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days. All scheduled park events will occur within the visitor center during the winter season, however the park superintendent may open the memorial, as needed.