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African Burial Ground National Monument
Ranked #115 of 1 135 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

One of the best kept secrets in New York. About a 3 Minute walk from the Brooklyn Bridge City Hall 4 train stop. Very informative and some really good displays. I believe outside all the scaffols took away from Ancestral Libation Chamber. Must see if you're visiting NYC.

1  Thank bhlraven1916
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

This National Memorial is tucked amongst the towering buildings of lower Manhattan, and currently covered by protective scaffolding. But do not leave it off your trip list. The memorial's visitor center, in the Federal Building, was so very well done. It really engaged us. And the outdoor testing place memorial was beautiful and peaceful.

3  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

New York is so rich in history and culture and this was just testimony to what our Ancestors left behind to remind us of all they endured. This stop was very informative and the movie helped us to understand the details that went into the fight to make sure this was saved as historical ground.

2  Thank Cloris W
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We stopped here as we have recently started looking for National Historic Sites to visit when on vacation. This was one that I had never heard of. There is a small museum and then a memorial around the corner from the museum. In order to get into the museum you have to go through security and have your bags scanned. The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5/5 is due to the scaffolding that blocks part of your view of the memorial.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

I read about this museum and wanted to explore it. It turned out it was more difficult to find that I estimated. Therefore we didn't have enough time to fully explore the museum which apparently is in two locations.
The building, when we visited, was shrouded in scaffolding and not easily identified and we got confused on the site directions. After walking around trying to locate the entrance and building for about 45 minutes we were short on time. We only spent about 45 minutes at the museum. It wasn't nearly long enough.
Be sure to pinpoint the location before you go and make sure you understand where the entrance is. Call if it is necessary.
This is a secure federal building too so be prepared to have yourself and your belongings examined and scanned. It isn't exactly the airport but the entrance is guarded and there is security screening.
The museum is free and they do have bathrooms.
The indoor displays tell stories of specific people in colonial New Amsterdam with artifacts, signage and illustrations. The layout of the burial ground is also detailed. The museum celebrates the contributions of enslaved people to the development of the country.
There is a short video introduction but I missed seeing it because of timing.
This will definitely be on my list when I return to NYC. Next time I will be more careful with the directions.

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