Ranger-led tours are available, but not required to visit African Burial Ground. Tour reservations can be made for groups of 10 or more, but cannot exceed 60 persons. Groups outside this range are encouraged to self-guide independently. Ranger-led tours require reservations. Download an Educational Service Request Form to begin the reservation process. Requests must be made at least two weeks advance. Complete a form for each request, if multiple visits are needed. All programming is conducted free of charge.
Note: When returning forms, please save your PDF and name your file with your school or organization.
For additional questions regarding visitation to the African Burial Ground National Monument please call the site at (212) 238-4367.
A permit is required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than to the park or the public at large. Many of the events that require permits also require some degree of oversight from National Park Service staff.
First Amendment Activities
Commercial Filming and Photography
Non-commercial filming and photography is allowed. However, a permit is required for any commercial filming and/or photography within the boundaries of African Burial Ground National Monument, including the outdoor memorial. This applies to photojournalists, members of the media, or anyone else using professional video and/or photography equipment.
Please make check or money order payable to the "National Park Service." Please note that this is only an application form. A permit form will be sent to you as soon as we approve your proposed activity. No Special Use Permit is valid until signed by the Superintendent or other authorized federal official. Please be advised that additional fees may be assessed, depending upon the nature of the activity.
Further Information/Contact Us
For more information regarding special uses, commercial filming, and/or short term leasing at Federal Hall National Memorial, contact the Special Use Permits Coordinator at (212) 825-6990.
Inquiries can also be made via email by clicking here.
Last updated: May 31, 2019