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African Burial Ground National Monument

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened to see the entrance to this national monument, hidden in a bland, lower Manhattan office building. Had a look around the museum part (not the outdoor part), and found the story of the burial grounds very interesting. It is truly awful how we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Neil D
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Museum maybe small but packed with history. Take your time read it all and watch the film. The reflect on the grounds. Very important history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Spuddler
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I spent a very enjoyable 1.5 hours in the museum and memorial. It is a national park so free admission and you will need to go through security to enter. The visitor center is fairly small but informative. There is a 20 minute video that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jessicafI8999WI
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is an important national monument but probably one of the least known in New York, fund during the construction phase of a nearby building this is a Burial Ground of a large number of Slaves. There is a good museum and the monument is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 235AndrewR
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was our second visit to this museum. This time we had ample time to explore the full inside displays and outside memorial area. It also was an anniversary and there were special music and speakers. We got the see the short (15-20 minute) introductory...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dese2
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a small museum that focuses on just African slaves in New York City, but that is its strength. It was not overwhelming like the Museum of African American History in DC. I have lived in the suburbs of NYC all my life, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank c11733
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Taking a tour is free, with security check before entering the museum. Good presentation of the slavey history in the museum, with a good short film offering a clear picture of this history. The monument is outside, beautifully done and it is a great way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Abybah
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The museum itself is very simple but it is informative and gives you an insight of what the burial site was and its importance in the history of New York. Do watch the short movie they show.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank lmeinking
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I didn't know this existed until recently so it was on my to do list when i visited NY. I first visited the museum which was very informative and moving. I bought a couple of books from the gift shop. As you exit the museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank London0709
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We intentionally visited on the last full day of our vacation. We knew there would be a lot to process, but we still were not ready for what we found. The burial ground creates a triangle that runs from Wall Street, to the 911 memorial...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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