African Burial Ground National Monument

African Burial Ground National Monument

African Burial Ground National Monument
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The area
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall • 3 min walk
  • City Hall • 4 min walk
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  • knowsnyc
    372 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting
    I had never been here. We signed up online for a three part tour of museum, art and monument for $3. Very close to Brooklyn Bridge stop on the 4,5,6 trains. Plenty of places to eat.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Farwriter
    London, United Kingdom125 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Moving and significant
    The monument itself is a beautiful marble circle and I found it very moving to read the engraved details of some of the people buried there, discovered in a mass grave during construction work in the 1990s. Around the corner is a small free museum with more information about the burial site and about slavery in general. Very powerful.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 February 2024
  • abroadwithashley
    Minneapolis, Minnesota1,474 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Good Start...
    We accidentally went on a tour, but the information shared was definitely appreciated. The space is small. Really one main room with a couple of side spaces. The narrative is one that attempts to bring to light New York City and the slave trade in America through the lens of the African Burial Grounds. It’s a solid attempt, but New York could definitely do more. Still worth going.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2024
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abroadwithashley
Minneapolis, MN1,474 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We accidentally went on a tour, but the information shared was definitely appreciated. The space is small. Really one main room with a couple of side spaces. The narrative is one that attempts to bring to light New York City and the slave trade in America through the lens of the African Burial Grounds. It’s a solid attempt, but New York could definitely do more. Still worth going.
Written 25 March 2024
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Farwriter
London, UK125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The monument itself is a beautiful marble circle and I found it very moving to read the engraved details of some of the people buried there, discovered in a mass grave during construction work in the 1990s. Around the corner is a small free museum with more information about the burial site and about slavery in general. Very powerful.
Written 22 February 2024
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knowsnyc
372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I had never been here. We signed up online for a three part tour of museum, art and monument for $3.
Very close to Brooklyn Bridge stop on the 4,5,6 trains. Plenty of places to eat.
Written 22 December 2023
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DreaLovesToTravel
Beltsville, MD253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Proof that Lower Manhattan was built on the backs of Africans that were forced to work for free in America. The descendants should not have had to fight for their ancestors' remembrance. Please go see for yourself and watch the film.
Written 7 November 2023
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SallyWebsterInnLover
Connecticut4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
This place is a gem!! VERY inspiring and moving! HIGHLY recommend everyone visit the burial ground and the visitors center! Makes the story of human
Written 29 May 2023
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ktbeenthere2015
New York City, NY260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The African Burial Ground existed from the colonial days in America. The site was “rediscovered” when erecting a skyscraper; and, through the efforts of supporters, it became a memorial and a museum. The unique memorial is full of meaning and symbolism that makes you pause from your busy life to ponder. The museum presents - through displays and a 20 minute film - a brief understanding of African American life in colonial times, guidance on burial practices, and a description of finding of the cemetery and how the site became a national monument (which takes up the majority of the displays). This visit does not give a comprehensive awareness of the issues pertaining to enslavement and racial injustice because its focus is the solemnity of the site. I was not offered a tour - so it may be worthwhile to ask.
Written 18 March 2023
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dilion74
Toronto, Canada40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
I saw this tour while looking at a map of lower Manhattan. I dug further into this and booked a tour (only $3.00 for 3 people). This is such an important piece of history and the fact that it’s not advertised more is a shame. The guide/Ranger was very thoughtful and spoke with understanding, we were very happy that we could share this experience and felt this should be talked about more!
Written 4 September 2022
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Mel L
London, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Highly recommended if you are interested in historical information about African American. The tour was 90 minutes long, but it has covered in-depth details about the archeological found of hundreds of African American human remains in Manhattan in 1993. This tour and visitor center were fully documented about the establishment and the fight for this forgotten history to be memorized. Moreover, the found was detailed described about how enslavers remained their culture when memorized their loved ones. It was a wonderful tour and it has some healing power when understanding the history of the culture in the US.
Written 17 August 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA478 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a very special and sacred place tucked away between several federal office buildings. There are a number of exhibits and signs explaining the significance of this monument as a place where African Americans buried members of their community and were able to practice their burial traditions.
Written 1 May 2022
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Gwen Holly
Sioux Falls, SD150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
I came across this monument when I had one day to explore NYC and decided to walk and wander. It was a welcome surprise. Take the time to read the signs. They really make the visit impactful. I didn't have the time available to tour the interior museum but it's on my must do list if I return for another visit. This place doesn't find itself on many NYC must see itineraries and that's a shame. It deserves to be there.
Written 30 April 2022
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