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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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"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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"outdoor memorial"
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"eye opening"
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"new york"
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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

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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

1  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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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Yet another free museum. The display is very well presented and clearly shows slave history in New York through the eyes of those who were there. The story of the burial ground is moving. There was a good short film offering a clear picture of...More

1  Thank David A
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very important monument to 419 men, women and children who are buried here. The memorial site was accidental uncovered during building construction in the early 90's. The memorial has a lot of information about the history of slavery in pre-revolutionary New York....More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Son and I did a walking food tour and was surprised by this National monument. Was not aware of it. A great history find. Recommend this little stop for family's. Of school age children. Always looking to put a little history lesson in vacation. A...More

Thank Jolene W
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

I'm sure it would be nice without the construction scaffolding but right now it's not necessarily worth a stop. The museum is nice and educational, though.

Thank Holly T
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

I've never been to the African Burial Ground National Monument in bad weather, and I go there every chance I get!!! I think of the souls buried there, found during an excavation in the early 90's as my 'friends." I believe they are all facing...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

My husband was insistent on making this one of our stops during our recent trip to New York and I'm so glad that we went! We visited the museum, which is small but loaded with history. It is definitely a sobering experience, yet highly educational...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank Sara M
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