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African Burial Ground National Monument

Duane and Elk Streets, next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY
+1 212-637-2039
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Duane and Elk Streets, next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY
Manhattan
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+1 212-637-2039
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"federal building"
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"visitor center"
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"african americans"
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"small museum"
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"lower manhattan"
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"city hall"
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"outdoor memorial"
in 3 reviews
"short video"
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"slave trade"
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"buried here"
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"poor souls"
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"free museum"
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"new york"
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"security screening"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We intentionally visited on the last full day of our vacation. We knew there would be a lot to process, but we still were not ready for what we found. The burial ground creates a triangle that runs from Wall Street, to the 911 memorial...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best kept secrets in New York. About a 3 Minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge City Hall 4 train stop. Very informative and some really good displays. I believe outside all the scaffols took away from Ancestral Libation Chamber. Must see if...More

Thank bhlraven1916
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This National Memorial is tucked amongst the towering buildings of lower Manhattan, and currently covered by protective scaffolding. But do not leave it off your trip list. The memorial's visitor center, in the Federal Building, was so very well done. It really engaged us. And...More

1  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

New York is so rich in history and culture and this was just testimony to what our Ancestors left behind to remind us of all they endured. This stop was very informative and the movie helped us to understand the details that went into the...More

1  Thank Cloris W
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We stopped here as we have recently started looking for National Historic Sites to visit when on vacation. This was one that I had never heard of. There is a small museum and then a memorial around the corner from the museum. In order to...More

1  Thank kes387
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I read about this museum and wanted to explore it. It turned out it was more difficult to find that I estimated. Therefore we didn't have enough time to fully explore the museum which apparently is in two locations. The building, when we visited, was...More

2  Thank dese2
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We finished a guided tour about the New York slavery trade at this fitting monument to those poor souls. What a shame it was covered in scaffolding at the time and we couldn't see it in all it's glory.

1  Thank Steve-and-Andie
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Sorrowful and up lifting all at the same time. I am glad these slaves finally got proper burial and recognition. The visit is sobering and educational. Those who created it did a great job. Please do stop by to learn and pay your respects to...More

2  Thank Salvatore F
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We were in New York at the end of December and were staying nearby and walked past on the way to the courthouses (Law and Order!!!). They had a list of events outside for Kwanzaa and we ended up going to an excellent talk called...More

Thank hereandthere2012
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This was on my list as a “must see” when I visited the city. If you wish to visit the gift shop, be prepared to show a photo ID and have your bag searched because it is in a secure building. This is also where...More

Thank Geŋŋy E
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