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African Burial Ground National Monument

290 Broadway
| +1 212-637-2019
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African Burial Ground New York New York United States

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Tue - Sat 10am - 4pm

African Burial Ground

In 1991, exploratory work on a new federal building in Lower Manhattan uncovered more than 400 caskets in an unmarked cemetery. It turned out to be a former six-acre burial ground dating back to the mid-1630s—the oldest and largest of its kind in North America for both enslaved and free Africans. (An estimated 15,000 people were buried here.) The site now features a memorial, public art, and a visitor's center that delves into the history of slavery and role of Africans in early New York.