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Address: Atlantic Boulevard, Between White and Reynolds Streets, Key West, FL
Description: The historic and poignant final resting place for a group of African...
The historic and poignant final resting place for a group of African refugees.
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Informative and historical!

Very interesting information at the graves of the African travelers. Impressive to see that the history of the events surrounding their lives is preserved. I would recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Upatoi, Georgia

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Upatoi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very interesting information at the graves of the African travelers. Impressive to see that the history of the events surrounding their lives is preserved. I would recommend this stop on you Key West trip, which does have an admission fee.

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The story of the African Graves is interesting, but there is not much to see. Still it was worth reading about and visiting the historic site.

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Tampa, Florida
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28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It showed the journey of the Africans. It told their story in such a way it brought tears to my eyes. To think that this is were they are buried and their struggle. How they kept hope even when there was so much devastation during their lives.

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Montauk, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

A memorial area that explains the history of the African Slaves buried just several feet beneath the sand. You can see and hear this history on both the trolley bus tour (recommend) and ghost tour ( don't recommend) or go straight here and read it for yourself.

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Manchester, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I found this memorial while walking along the shore front. Its easy to bypass since it is simple, but it's worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stumbled across this memorial on the way to somewhere and it stopped us in our tracks. It gave us a big reminder of something that is unimaginable today but could happen again if we forget. The information provided and the symbolism of the design were a powerful combination. Excellent.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful memorial commemorating a tragic event. The Adinkra symbols on each post are beautifully done explaining the meaning of each one. If you are an artist it is a must see stop.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very near the White Street Pier and Higgs Beach, this memorial honors a very sad part of our history. The memorial is well done with information on pillars surrounding the map. This never should have happened.

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Roselle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Go to the Mel Fisher's museum to the 2nd floor to learn more about the work done to locate the graves. Quite interesting and important to learn the history. Hard to believe that in 2015 there are still countries in the world that cater to slavery. A sad time in American history to reflect upon and honor those unfortunate souls.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Memorial to the past. Informative historical marker and interesting display. We stopped by as we were in the area anyway.

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Address: Atlantic Boulevard, Between White and Reynolds Streets, Key West, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West

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