African Burial Ground National Monument

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African Burial Ground National Monument

Address:Office of Public Education and Interpretation
290 Broadway
New York, NY 19106

Phone:212-637-2039
Web: www.africanburialground.gov
Size: 0.35 acres.
Established: In 1991, the remains of more than 400 17th and 18th century Africans were discovered during pre-construction work for a federal building in New York City. Site is part of a seven-acre National Historic Landmark established on April 19, 1993. Designated a National Monument on February 27, 2006.
Location:In Lower Manhattan, at the corners of Duane and Elk streets, adjacent to the Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway.
Activities:Memorial Site is open for public visitation Monday through Friday. Plans are underway to build the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center. When completed in 2008, the Center will provide opportunities to learn about the free and enslaved Africans who lived and worked in Manhattan and were interred in the 17th and 18th century African Burial Ground. Development of the Memorial and the Interpretive Center will be carried out through interagency collaboration between the National Park Service and the General Services Administration, working in conjunction with the public for partnership and ideas.
Special Features:From the 1690s to the 1790s, the African Burial Ground served as the final resting place of enslaved and free Africans in New York City, New York. It contains the remains of those interred, as well as the archeological resources and artifacts associated with their burials.

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