African Burial Ground

African Burial Ground information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
290 Broadway
btwn Duane & Elk Sts
Telephone
+1 212 637 2019
Getting there
Subway: 1/2/3, A/C, J/Z to Chambers St; R to City Hall; 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
More information
www.nps.gov/afbg
Opening hours
memorial 9am-5pm Mon-Sat, visitor center 10am-4pm Tue-Sat
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In 1991, construction workers here uncovered over 400 stacked wooden caskets, just 16ft to 28ft below street level. The boxes contained the remains of enslaved Africans (nearby Trinity Church graveyard had banned the burial of Africans at the time). Today, a memorial and visitors center honors an estimated 15,000 Africans buried here during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The visitors center requires airportlike security screenings, so leave your nail files in the hotel.