Free admission (all visitors, all hours)

Tours are limited to 16 people. Make reservations by dialing (212) 637-2019. Groups of 10 or more are required to make reservations two weeks in advance.


This free, 90-minute walking tour highlights how free and enslaved Africans played an important role in the development of New York City. Social, political, cultural and economic aspects of African and African-American life are explored and discussed. Visitors learn about Fort Amsterdam; the Slave Market on Wall Street; the slave revolts; the Underground Railroad; the African Free Schools; City Hall Park, and more.

Tours depart from the steps of Federal Hall National Memorial located at 26 Wall Street and end at the African Burial Ground National Monument located on the corner of Duane Street and African Burial Ground Way (Elk Street).

Attire for tour: Wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water.