An important national monument in New York City, African Burial Ground National Monument is the continent’s oldest and largest unearthed burial ground for Africans who were both free and enslaved in American history.
The monument is situated in the Civic Center of Lower Manhattan at the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street). The site can be accessed by car or taxi once in Manhattan, by subway via the Chambers Street, Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall Subway Station, or City Hall Station stops. If you plan to fly into New York City, the closest airports are John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA). From there, by car or subway will be your best options for reaching the site.