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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
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+1 212-637-2039
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"federal building"
in 13 reviews
"african americans"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"new york"
in 24 reviews
"city hall"
in 5 reviews
"outdoor memorial"
in 3 reviews
"lower manhattan"
in 8 reviews
"short video"
in 3 reviews
"slave trade"
in 2 reviews
"buried here"
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"poor souls"
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"free museum"
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"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"security screening"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Cloris W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

1  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.

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

1  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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Reviewed 22 December 2017

During a visit to Federal Hall in lower Manhattan, we learned about another national monument but one of which we had no knowledge. This is the African Burial Ground which is located on Broadway and Duane, not far from City Hall. We took a walk...More

2  Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was a site I've been waiting to visit for a while and I wasn't disappointed. I made sure to go on a day the Visitor Center was open. The monument is accessible from the street however it has been covered in scaffolding for a...More

2  Thank Lou L
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