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African Burial Ground Museum

New York City

DESCRIPTION: Only preserved African burial site in an American urban area from the 17th and 18th centuries; this National Historic Landmark was used as a cemetery for nearly 100 years and honors the memories of an estimated 15,000 enslaved and free Africans interred in the burial ground; the original site encompassed most of the park space in front of City Hall; the remains of more than 400 people recovered during a 1991 Federal building construction project in the vicinity of Broadway and Reade Street; a monument by Rodney Leon completes the site; includes four exhibit areas, a 40-person theatre and a store and is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building; a FREE walking tour of the historic area begins at 26 Wall Street and ends at the African Burial Grounds


DAYS & HOURS: daily 9a-5p

ADDRESS: 97 Orchard Street  MAP
TRANSIT: near F, J, M, Z subway lines
PHONE: 212-431-0233



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