National Parks, Monuments & Historic Sites

 

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Since 1916, the U.S. National Park Service has been entrusted with the care America’s National Parks, as well as our historic and natural landmarks, and national heritage areas.

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Many of our natural parks contain historic places that represent important aspects of that history. Collectively, these places present an American history textbook, a that educates visitors about the people, events, buildings, objects, landscapes, and artifacts of American History.

National Parks, Monuments, & Historic Sites:

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX

Antietam Battlefield, MD

Badlands National Park, SD

Bent’s Fort National Historic Site, CO

Big Bend National Park, TX

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, UT

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Castle Clinton, NY

Chaco Culture National Park, NM

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park, GA/TN

City of Rocks National Reserve, ID

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID

Ellis Island, Jersey City, New Jersey

Ellis Island, Jersey City, New Jersey

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY-TN-VA

Death Valley, CA

Dinosaur National Monument, CO and UT

Ellis Island – Island of Hope & Tears, NY

Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ

Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

Old Bedlam at Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Old Bedlam at Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Fort Larned National Historic Site, KS

Fort Necessity National Battlefield, PA

Fort Point National Historic Site, CA

Fort Scott National Historic Site, KS

Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR

Fort Union Trading Post, ND

Grand Portage National Monument, MN

Smoky Mountain Park Meadow

A beautiful meadow in the Smoky Mountain National Park, Kathy Weiser-Alexander

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, NC & TN

Grand Canyon, AZ

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Harpers Ferry, WV

Hovenweep National Monument, CO

Jamestown National Historic Site, VA

The Johnstown Flood of 1889, PA

Keweenaw National Historic Park, MI

 

Quincy Smelter, Houghton, Michigan

Quincy Smelter, Houghton, Michigan

Liberty Island National Monument, NY

 

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

National Park Photo Galleries

Pecos National Historic Park, NM

Presidio of San Francisco, CA

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, TX

Sand Creek Massacre Site, CO

Shiloh National Military Park, TN

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, MT

Voyageurs National Park, MN

Washita Battlefield, OK

Whitman Massacre National Historic Site, WA

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Fort Yellowstone – Preserving the First National Park

Yosemite National Park

Zion National Park, UT

National Park Photo Galleries

With the help of volunteers and park partners, the National Park Service safeguards thousands of sites that have been set aside as symbols and evidence of our history and prehistory.

  • 2,461 national historic landmarks
  • 582 national natural landmarks
  • 400 endangered species
  • 397 national parks
  • 40 national heritage areas

Also See:

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Quirky and Off Beat Roadside Attractions

Scenic Byways & Historic Trails

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