There are two components to our site: The African Burial Ground National Monument Visitor Center is located located at 290 Broadway, on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building in Lower Manhattan; The outside memorial is located at the intersection of African Burial Ground Way (formerly Elk Street) and Duane Street. Please note, Google maps only directs you to the outside memorial, not the Visitor Center.
The African Burial Ground National Monument is easily accessible by public transportation. We do not recommend driving, as parking in New York City is difficult.
By Public Transportation
The African Burial Ground National Monument is accessible by multiple subway lines within a 4-block radius, including:
1, 2, 3 [Chambers Street]
A, C [Chambers Street]
R [City Hall]
4, 5, 6 [Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall]
J, Z [Chambers Street]
If you are driving on the east side of Manhattan-leave Franklin Delanor Roosevelt (FDR) Drive at the City Hall exit. Proceed west on surface streets to Broadway. The African Burial Ground National Monument is located just north of City Hall at 290 Broadway.
If you are on the west side of Manhattan-leave the West Side Highway/West Street at Chambers Street. Drive east on surface streets until you reach Broadway. The African Burial Ground National Monument is located just north of City Hall at 290 Broadway.
For a map of our site, and a detailed illustration of transportation and parking options, please visit Maps.