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African Burial Ground National Monument

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Address: Duane and Elk Streets, next to 290 Broadway, New York City, NY
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An important part of the history - worth a visit

I did not really know anything about the museum except for the name. And I was glad that I went. I only visited the museum, not the monument itself. It is a small, but very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mette K
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not really know anything about the museum except for the name. And I was glad that I went. I only visited the museum, not the monument itself. It is a small, but very interesting museum, that tells the history of the discovery of the site, the partial excavation the scientific reseach of the burials, how the find was... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I visited the museum I went through security quite easily, I wanted a Jr Ranger book and there was no ranger at the desk or in the bookstore. I decided to visit the museum after going through the small but well done museum, about a half hour there was still no one at the desk nor was there anyone... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've been to New York several times now, and it's also refreshing to find an attraction that is worth seeing, yet still relatively unknown in comparison to the main tourist draws that New York has to offer. A good portion of New York, in all its glory, was built with the help of people of African descent, some slaves, some... More 

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Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Really interesting exhibition covering an important aspect of New york history. Staff were great very informative

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good site to visit, however very small. There is a good museum and store, however it's on the 1st floor is a US federal building at 290 Broadway. As such, all visitors must pass through airport style security to enter. When I went, it was not crowded and easy to get through, but a bit of a... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We came across this by accident but it was a interesting read about what happened there and is not far from city hall and the court house which are both lovely buildings.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This museum is a National Park and an acknowledgement of slavery in the North and specifically in New York State. It is very well designed to show the plight of those who were enslaved and the culture around them. There is an excellent movie that summarizes the whole discovery and development of this historical site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Stop by and learn about this sacred burial ground, unknown to many until the recent discovery of the site. Because the entire site is fenced off, visitors can only see and take pictures of the memorial from the street, and read the plaques with information about the history and significance of the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I knew very little about early slavery in the colonies and it was an eye opener.This is a very important part of our history and it will change the way you think. Make sure you take the time to visit. It is part of a federal building so you will pass through security.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This memorial with its small but information packed museum opened my eyes to the history of slavery in the northern colonies and on its imporance to the building of this country. The memorial is dwarfed by the massive buildings surrounding it, but it is stunning. The museum is a little hard to find, but well worth the effort.

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