African Burial Ground Museum
DESCRIPTION: The 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. Today it 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 were recovered during 1991 federal building construction in the vicinity of Broadway and Reade Street. A thoughtful and engaging monument by Rodney Leon completes the site. The museum includes four exhibit areas, a 40-person theatre and a store 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.
DAY & HOURS: daily 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 97 Orchard Street, New York, NY
RAPID TRANSIT: F, J, M, Z lines