African Burial GroundFree: All time

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

Address: 290 Broadway btwn Duane & Elk St.
Opening hours: Outdoor memorial daily 9am – 5pm; indoor visitor center Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm
Direction: Subway 4/5 to Wall St.
Phone: +1 (212) 637-2019