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African Burial Ground National Monument: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to visit this place for over a decade. The memorial itself was under scaffolding for some repairs, but this did not deter from the visit, which was emotional. I had a similar feeling to that when I have visited holocaust memorials -...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RafikiLondon
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

I stumbled across this place while walking towards the train station in the city. I had heard of it previously but never visited but I’m glad that I did today. There is so much history at this location. I felt like I shouldn’t have been...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bkhoney29
Reviewed 7 August 2019

I didn't even realize this place existed and was excited to stumble onto it. The memorial itself is an interesting piece, although I find it kind of weird the artist decided to shape it after the ships that brought the ancestors of those buried here...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

Ran into this monument by accident walking in the area. Was fascinated to read about the history of the place. Well worth a short visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ogol17
Reviewed 2 June 2019

My husband an I spent a couple of hours of exploring the monument and museum. We enjoyed the 20 minute film presentation and the interpretive exhibits. We had not heard the story of how these ancestors' graves were discovered, and how community advocates insisted that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank moodymcsue
Reviewed 28 April 2019

This small monument and museum is tucked away behind the Ted Weiss Federal Building on Duane Street.It is a poignant reminder of what life was like for African American in the early history of the country. It is also a monument to community activism as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

We visited here after the New York Underground Railroad and Slavery Tour (you MUST go on it). The museum in the ground floor of the building is very informative, and provides an in-depth history to the enslaved peoples. It’s very interesting and informative, definitely would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank izcoley98
Reviewed 26 February 2019

This is a place to reflect upon the history and trials of the African slaves and our fellow Americans who were enslaved here. The archaeological displays are moving and informative,

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Barry D
Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

A Must Visit Museum. So much history in a small but nice museum in New York. Go and visit this place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JanLinksGroningen
Reviewed 19 December 2018

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
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