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African Burial Ground National Monument

During the 17th and 18th centuries, free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in lower Manhattan. Examine replica artifacts and learn about the history of this site in four exhibit areas. 290 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. New York County. Tel: 212-238-4367. Cost: Free.... More Info

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Fort Totten Visitors Center

Fort Totten Park, 422 Weaver Rd., Queens, NY 11359. 718-352-1769. The Center features a museum about Fort Totten’s historical and environmental significance. Free.

Historic House Trust of New York City

830 5th Ave., Rm. 203, New York, NY 10065. 212-360-8282. 23 historic sites throughout all 5 boroughs with hands-on programs. Fee.

Lefferts Historic House Museum

Prospect Park, Flatbush Ave. at Empire Blvd./Ocean Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225. 718-789-2822. A museum that interprets family life in Brooklyn from pre-Colonial times until the present, using its working garden, interactive tours of the historic farm house, and hands on activities from the colonial period. Fee/Free.