African Burial Ground National Monument
- 290 Broadway
- Manhattan, NY 10007
- (212) 337-2001
- Visit Site
An official Path Through History Site! In the 17th and 18th centuries, both free and enslaved Africans were buried at the African Burial Ground in lower Manhattan, the first national monument dedicated to Africans of early New York and Americans of African descent. The story of how this site was lost to history due to landfill and development, and then rediscovered and preserved in 1991, is a civil rights story unto itself.