Permits & Reservations


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.
From your PDF software:

  • Select File
  • Select Save As
  • Name each request form with the organization name and request number, i.e. NationalParkService1.pdf

For additional questions regarding visitation to the African Burial Ground National Monument please call the site at (212) 238-4367.


General Information

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.

View and print the instructions and requirements for permit applications at African Burial Ground

First Amendment Activities
We encourage citizens to exercise rights guaranteed by the Constitution. However, the courts have recognized that activities associated with the exercise of these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect the public and park resources. Therefore, such First Amendment activities involving over 25 participants require special use permits, and National Park Service staff may regulate the time, place, and manner in which they are conducted. Some examples are:

  • Distribution and/or sale of printed matter

  • Religious services

  • Public demonstrations or assemblies, etc.

  • Collecting signatures for petitions

View and print the Special Use Permit Application for African Burial Ground


Application Process
To apply for a permit, complete the applicable form, and send it with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to:

African Burial Ground National Monument

National Park Service

Attention: Business Management Program

26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005

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 use at African Burial Ground National Monument, please email us .

Last updated: April 15, 2021

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Mailing Address:

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

New York, NY 10005


(212) 238-4367

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