African Burial Ground National Monument

From the 1690s until 1794, free and enslaved Africans were buried in this area in Lower Manhattan, outside of what was New Amsterdam. Learn about this important archaeological find and how the use of the burial ground contributed to development of the city. Groups can examine replica artifacts and learn about the history of the burial ground in four exhibit areas, covering burial practices, the archaeological excavation, and the African diaspora in New York. A ranger-led tour includes a 20-minute film, an orientation at the visitor center, and then time to explore the exhibits at your own pace.
Contact Info
Address: Ted Weiss Federal Building, 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. New York County. Tel: 212-238-4367. Website: Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-5PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Free.

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