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Dates:  June-August
Length:  1 1/2 hour


Resumes in June

Ranger walking tour

Ranger-led Walking Tour

This Hallowed Ground: Slavery in New York

Begins at Federal Hall & ends at the African Burial Ground. Stops include the sites of the Dutch slave quarters, African Free School & more.

National Park Service Rangers take you on a tour of Lower Manhattan to explore the oft overlooked history of enslaved and free Africans in early New York. Along the way you'll hear about the first Africans who built the New Amsterdam colony, the violent revolts against oppressive British-rule and the struggle for freedom during the Revolutionary War and later on the under-ground railroad.

Led on a group headset system, this 90-minute walking tour through Lower Manhattan features audio clips from noted authors and historians including Mike Wallace, author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 and Christopher Moore, historian, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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PARTNERSHIP FOR THIS HALLOWED GROUND: This tour was created by the Harbor Conservancy and the National Park Service in collaboration with The New York Times Community Affairs Department. The Tiffany & Co. Foundation is among the founding supporters of the Harbor Conservancy. Their generous grant was matched, in part, by federal funds to produce this tour. Additional funding was provided by American Express.

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