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African Burial Ground Designation National Monument

Created: 2019/05/26 12:30 AM         Last Updated: 2019/08/26 12:30 AM

Attraction Details Attraction Name:African Burial Ground Designation National Monument

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A Sacred Space in Manhattan

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

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African Burial Ground National Monument 290 Broadway, 1st Floor New York NY USA

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The African Burial Ground National Monument is located in Lower Manhattan, close to Foley Square and just north of City Hall.

The African Burial Ground National Monument is easily accessible by public transportation. Driving and parking in New York City is significantly more difficult.

Manhattan is served by major airports - John F Kennedy (JFK), Liberty/Newark (EWR), La Guardia (LGA), Teterboro (TEB), Macarthur/Islip (ISP) and Westchester (HPN).

Ground transportation includes bus routes servicing the Port Authority Bus Terminal at 42nd Street, PATH Trains servicing the World Trade Center Station and additional stations in Manhattan, Metro North servicing Grand Central Terminal at 42nd Street, and New Jersey Transit and Long Island Rail Road trains servicing Pennsylvania Station at 34th Street.