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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"
in 12 reviews
"african americans"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 6 reviews
"city hall"
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"outdoor memorial"
in 3 reviews
"lower manhattan"
in 8 reviews
"slave trade"
in 2 reviews
"buried here"
in 2 reviews
"free museum"
in 2 reviews
"new york"
in 22 reviews
"piece of history"
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"history lesson"
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"worth a visit"
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"walking tour"
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"ranger"
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"slaves"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank dese2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed April 13, 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

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Reviewed March 1, 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

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Reviewed December 21, 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 December 21, 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 October 13, 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 September 6, 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 September 3, 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

Thank Orgiva9
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Reviewed August 25, 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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