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Discover a few national treasures near New York City, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Fire Island, Castle Clinton and the Hudson River Valley.

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African Burial Ground National Monument

The African Burial Ground National Monument is where the remains of more than 400 Africans were buried in the late 17th and 18th centuries. It is part of what was once the largest colonial-era cemetery for free and enslaved Africans. The burial ground, located in Manhattan, was rediscovered in 1991 after plans were underway to build a Federal office building in the same area.

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