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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
Phone Number: +1 212-637-2039
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A learning experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Westland, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I only knew a little about the discovery of the bodies but once I arrived it was so eye opening..I took the metro R it took me 1 block away from the site, I was so glad I went and was amazed at the monument.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very eye opening to the plight of the slaves. Make sure you take the time to check this out!

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Fountain, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

As part of the National Park we went to investigate to learn more about this and were surprised about this discovery of not so long ago. Truly amazing - and some of the art they have shown was outstanding! Put it on your list!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

How despicable a story(History). The Government was going to continue building over Slaves graves (Even After Human bones were discovered) Praise God that He didn't let it be so. There's no admission charge. There are short films and Awesome displays. They look so real. I kept saying "Excuse Me" thinking they were;-0. A great History lesson for Everyone but especially... More 

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Soweto, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A friend told me about this place had to check it out and give my daughter a little history lesson. I did was a really sad place to be at but its worth checking out.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have been living passing city hall and court area many many time but never noticed this monument. Very surprise finding.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The burial grounds themselves are very serene and worth a look. The representative mounds are an interesting juxtaposition to all the surrounding buildings and the entrance to the monument is an impressive and thought-provoking representation of travelling within a ship's hull. The museum itself is free to visit. The video is very informative and the interactive nature of some of... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Nice tribute to the many people taken from their families during a dark time in our American History. There needs to be a sign at the park that notes there is a museum to visit. No one from a large group of people knew there was a visitor center that is Amazing!!! The security was very nice. The visitor center... More 

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