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How do I obtain a park entrance pass?

Only 118 of your 417 park sites charge entrance fees. You can obtain park entrance passes by visiting a park site that charges an entrance fee. Entrance fee sites have passes available; we recommend calling a park prior to your visit. (See the park search to locate a specific park.) There are a number of entrance passes available, including park-specific passes as well as passes that offer entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites in addition to the national parks (Annual, Military, Senior, 4th Grade, Access, and Volunteer passes). Learn more about the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass.

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National Monument

Operating Hours & Seasons



Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday:10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday:10:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Thursday:10:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Friday:10:00 PM-4:00 PM
  • Saturday:10:00 PM-4:00 PM

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  • Christmas Day:
  • Closed
  • Thanksgiving Day:
  • Closed



Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Wednesday:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Thursday:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Friday:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday:10:00 AM-5:00 PM

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  • Christmas Day:
  • Closed
  • Thanksgiving Day:
  • Closed
  • Winter Season Closure:
  • November 1 – March 31
  • Closed

Fees & Passes

    Entrance Fees:

    • $0.00 – Entrance Fee
      Admission to this park site is free of charge.

    Entrance Passes:

    • $0.00 – Park Specific Passes
      There are no park-specific passes required or sold at this location.


    A Sacred Space in Manhattan

    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.


    The African Burial Ground National Monument is located on the first floor of the Ted Weiss Federal Building located at 290 Broadway in Lower Manhattan; close to Foley Square and just north of City Hall. The cross streets are Duane Street and Reade Street.


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