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African Burial Ground National Monument

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Address: Duane and Elk Streets, next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY
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An often overlooked but sobering piece of history

My husband and I visited the African Burial Ground museum one morning after stumbling upon the outdoor portion of the monument during a weekend walk in the area. I'm glad we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sara M
Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the African Burial Ground museum one morning after stumbling upon the outdoor portion of the monument during a weekend walk in the area. I'm glad we did. I'm not usually big on museums -- I get tired and bored and usually just browse for something that interests me, ignoring most exhibits. However, in this museum,... More 

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Valhalla, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I walk by the monument every day on my way to work and have been here several times with out of town visitors. They have a small museum and movie inside the federal building nearby. The monument is a small structure with some signs detailing how the sight was found and the history of the site. The monument has been... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

I went here with my Freshman Orientation classmates and professors and learned so much about what my ancestors went through. I even discovered that some of my direct ancestors could have or were most likely slaves as well seeing as I am Kpelle. It was very solemn and interesting. I plan on taking my family with me next time I'm... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a great museum and should be visited. See the movie first, then walk the museum. I have been to many NPS, and this movie sets the tone so well...better then most other parks I have been to. Spend. About 25 minutes in the museum and it was a great trip. You will not be disappointed. You can see... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I did not really know anything about the museum except for the name. And I was glad that I went. I only visited the museum, not the monument itself. It is a small, but very interesting museum, that tells the history of the discovery of the site, the partial excavation the scientific reseach of the burials, how the find was... More 

1 Thank Mette K
Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

When I visited the museum I went through security quite easily, I wanted a Jr Ranger book and there was no ranger at the desk or in the bookstore. I decided to visit the museum after going through the small but well done museum, about a half hour there was still no one at the desk nor was there anyone... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've been to New York several times now, and it's also refreshing to find an attraction that is worth seeing, yet still relatively unknown in comparison to the main tourist draws that New York has to offer. A good portion of New York, in all its glory, was built with the help of people of African descent, some slaves, some... More 

1 Thank Matt B
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Morocco
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting exhibition covering an important aspect of New york history. Staff were great very informative

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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good site to visit, however very small. There is a good museum and store, however it's on the 1st floor is a US federal building at 290 Broadway. As such, all visitors must pass through airport style security to enter. When I went, it was not crowded and easy to get through, but a bit of a... More 

1 Thank JNFII
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this by accident but it was a interesting read about what happened there and is not far from city hall and the court house which are both lovely buildings.

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