Photograph Courtesy of NPS Photos

Untapped Cities Insiders are invited to visit the oldest and largest known excavated burial ground in North America for both free and enslaved Africans at the African Burial Ground National Memorial in Lower Manhattan. The historic burial ground was discovered in 1989 when an archaeological research excavation was conducted at the site in preparation for the construction of 290 Broadway. Thirty feet below the street level, archeologists unearthed the “Negroes Buriel Ground,” a 6-acre site that contained around 15,000 intact skeletal remains of enslaved and free Africans who lived and worked in colonial New York. It dates from the middle 1630s to 1795. This visit will include a film screening, self-guided tour of the indoor exhibits, and memorial talk at the outside monument.

DATE: Saturday, August 17th, 2019 11:30PM – 1:00PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!

CAPACITY: 25 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 12 PM EST

HOW TO BOOK: This is a members-only tour for Untapped Cities Insiders

If you are already an Untapped Cities Insider, log in to your account, and sign up for this tour on this page when registration opens on 8/2 at 12 PM EST.

If you are not an Untapped Cities Insider yet, join today and register for this tour on this page when tickets go live on 8/2 at 12 PM EST.

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Tickets are limited to one per member, unless the member is an Explorer level member and can bring a guest. Tickets are non transferable and your membership must be active when the tour takes place. Each booking will be verified to ensure each guest is a member. 

Please be courteous of your fellow Insiders – if you are no longer able to make a tour but have ticket(s), let us know at so we can release those spots to other members. We hope you are as excited as we are about this experience and hope you can join us!

See our full list of Untapped Cities Insiders Tours and our upcoming Public Tours.