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Here is a complete free list of US National Parks. Brought to you by; Gloucester County, Virginia Links and News web site.

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  • 1. National Parks People from all around the world visit national parks to experience Americas story, marvel at the natural wonders, and have fun. Places like the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and Gettysburg are popular destinations, but so too are the hundreds of lesser known yet equally meaningful gems like Rosie the Riveter in California, Boston Harbor Islands in Massachusetts, and Russell Cave in Alabama. The American system of national parks was the first of its kind in the world, and provides a living model for other nations wishing to establish and manage their own protected areas. Get Started! Brought To You By; Gloucester County, Virginia Links and News http://www.GloucesterCounty-VA.comName[ AlagnakType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Alagnak Wild RiverCity[ King SalmonState[ AKZip[ 99611Phone[ 907-246-3305Desc[ The headwaters of the Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged AleutianRange of neighboring Katmai National Park & Preserve. Meandering westtowards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautifulAlaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience theunique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska.]Notes[]Name[ Aleutian World War IIType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Ounalashka CorporationCity[ AlaskaState[ AKZip[ 99685Phone[ (907) 581-1276Desc[ Perched on Mount Ballyhoo in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, the concrete remains ofthe Aleutian World War II National Historic Area speak silently of a time ofwar. This magical place was the stage for two American tragedies: here,servicemen fought both the Japanese and the extreme weather, as hundreds
  • 2. of native Unangan people were interned a thousand miles away, longing toreturn to their island homes.]Notes[]Name[ AniakchakType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Aniakchak National Monument & PreserveCity[ King SalmonState[ AKZip[ 99613Phone[ 907-246-3305Desc[ Given its remote location and notoriously bad weather, Aniakchak is one ofthe least visited units of the National Park System. A vibrant reminder ofAlaskas location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," the monument ishome to an impressive six-mile wide, 2,500 ft. deep caldera formed during amassive eruption 3,500 years ago.]Notes[]Name[ Bering Land BridgeType[ ParkAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ NomeState[ AKZip[ 99762Phone[ (907) 443-2522Desc[ It was the year 1990. Only three miles across the Bering Strait, you could seethe land of your friends and family, but traveling there was forbidden. Youwere on Little Diomede Island in the US, but they were on Big DiomedeIsland, in what was then known as the USSR. During the Cold War thepeople of Beringia were separated.]Notes[]Name[ Cape KrusensternType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ KotzebueState[ AKZip[ 99752Phone[ 907-442-3890Desc[ North of the Arctic Circle, Cape Krusenstern National Monument stretches70 miles along the Chukchi Sea shoreline. Beach ridges provide evidence of5000 years of human activity. Inupiat people continue to use the resourcestoday. Vast wetlands provide food, water, and shelter for migratory birds.Hikers and boaters can see carpets of tundra wildflowers and sometimesmusk oxen, moose, or caribou.]Notes[
  • 3. ]Name[ DenaliType[ ParkAddr[ Denali National ParkCity[ Denali ParkState[ AKZip[ 99755-0009Phone[ 907-683-2294Desc[ Denalis dynamic glaciated landscape supports a diversity of wildlife withgrizzly bears, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep and moose. Summer slopes aregraced with birds and wildflowers. Visitors enjoy sightseeing, backpacking,mountaineering, and research opportunities. Whether climbing or admiring,the crowning jewel of North America’s highest peak is the awe inspiring20,320 foot Mount McKinley.]Notes[]Name[ Gates Of The ArcticType[ ParkAddr[ Bettles Ranger Station (Field Ops)City[ BettlesState[ AKZip[ 99726Phone[ 907-692-5494 (BTT)Desc[ The floatplane disappears, leaving you on the lakeshore. For the next twoweeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring withyou. Traveling through this vast wilderness you will discover craggy ridges,glacier carved valleys and fragile flowers. You will walk or float through intactecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years.You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Areyou prepared?]Notes[]Name[ Glacier BayType[ ParkAddr[ Glacier Bay National Park and PreserveCity[ GustavusState[ AKZip[ 99826-0140Phone[ (907) 697-2230Desc[ The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve includestidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deepfjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes. This diverse land and seascapehosts a mosaic of plant communities and a variety of marine and terrestrialwildlife and presents many opportunities for adventuring and learning aboutthis unique and powerful place.]Notes[]
  • 4. Name[ Inupiat Heritage CenterType[ ParkAddr[ Inupiat Heritage CenterCity[ BarrowState[ AKZip[ 99723Phone[ 907-852-4594Desc[ On the rooftop of the world, the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Barrow, Alaskatells the story of the Iñupiat people. They thrived for thousands of years in oneof the harshest climates on Earth, hunting the bowhead whale whom they call"Agviq." In the 19th century, these lonely seas swarmed with commercialwhalemen from New England, who also sought the bowhead for its valuablebaleen and blubber.]Notes[]Name[ KatmaiType[ ParkAddr[ Katmai National Park & Preserve HeadquartersCity[ King SalmonState[ AKZip[ 99613Phone[ (907) 246-3305Desc[ Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famedValley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano. A National Park &Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also forbrown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, anda rugged coastline.]Notes[]Name[ Kenai FjordsType[ ParkAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ SewardState[ AKZip[ 99664Phone[ 907-224-2132Desc[ At the tip of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age still lingers. InKenai Fjords, glaciers, earthquakes, and ocean storms are the architects.Ice worms, bears and whales make their home in this land of constantchange. Native Alutiiq used these resources to nurture a life entwined withthe sea. Explore this site to discover Kenai Fjords, its history, science andremote splendor.]Notes[]Name[ Kobuk ValleyType[ Park
  • 5. Addr[ PO Box 1029City[ KotzebueState[ AKZip[ 99752Phone[ 907-442-3890Desc[ Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of thefacets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through,their tracks crisscrossing sculptured dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancientand current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came toOnion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, thatrich tradition continues.]Notes[]Name[ Lake ClarkType[ ParkAddr[ Field HeadquartersCity[ Port AlsworthState[ AKZip[ 99653Phone[ (907) 271-3751Desc[ Lake Clark National Park and Preserve was created to protect scenicbeauty (volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and waterfalls), populations of fishand wildlife, watersheds essential for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyleof local residents. Lake Clarks spectacular scenery provides a truewilderness experience for those who visit.]Notes[]Name[ Meridian HillType[ ParkAddr[City[State[ AKZip[Phone[Desc[ Meridian Hill Park is located in northwest Washington, D.C. and is borderedby 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets. It is a 12 acre site situated on an almostperfect north-south axis. Construction of the park was begun in 1914, but itwas not until 1936 that Meridian Hill reached the full status of a formal park. In1933 the grounds were transferred to the National Park Service. MeridianHill Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, as "anoutstanding accomplishment of early 20th-century Neoclassicist park designin the United States" Today the park is administered by Rock Creek Park]Notes[]Name[ NoatakType[ ParkAddr[ National Park Service
  • 6. City[ KotzebueState[ AKZip[ 99752Phone[ 907-442-3890Desc[ As one of North Americas largest mountain-ringed river basins with an intactecosystem, the Noatak River environs features some of the Arctics finestarrays of plants and animals. The river is classified as a national wild andscenic river, and offers stunning wilderness float-trip opportunities - fromdeep in the Brooks Range to the tidewater of the Chukchi Sea.]Notes[]Name[ SitkaType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Sitka National Historical ParkCity[ SitkaState[ AKZip[ 99835Phone[ 907-747-0110Desc[ Alaskas oldest federally designated park was established in 1910 tocommemorate the 1804 Battle of Sitka. All that remains of this last majorconflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is the site of the Tlingit Fortand battlefield, located within this scenic 113 acre park in a temperate rainforest.]Notes[]Name[ Wrangell - St EliasType[ ParkAddr[ 106.8 Richardson Hwy.City[ Copper CenterState[ AKZip[ 99573-0439Phone[ 907 822 5234Desc[ The Chugach, Wrangell, and Saint Elias ranges converge here in what isoften referred to as the "mountain kingdom of North America." The largestunit of the National Park System, this spectacular wilderness includes thecontinents largest assemblage of glaciers, and greatest collection of peaksabove 16,000 feet, including 18,008 Mount St. Elias, the second highestpeak in the United States.]Notes[]Name[ Yukon - Charley RiversType[ ParkAddr[ Eagle Ranger Station (Field Office)City[ EagleState[ AKZip[ 99738Phone[ 907-547-2233 (EAA)
  • 7. Desc[ Located along the Canadian border in central Alaska, adventure begins inYukon-Charley Rivers. Whether you choose to leisurely float the water of themighty Yukon River in a state of the art vessel or homemade raft, orexperience the premier whitewater of the Charley River in a sturdy andsuitable inflatable, you will make memories to last a lifetime. Geology,cultural history, remnants of the last great gold rush, wildlife and scenery. But,best of all, solitude. Your adventure awaits.]Notes[]Name[ Horseshoe BendType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 11288 Horseshoe Bend RoadCity[ DavistonState[ ALZip[ 36256-9751Phone[ 256-234-7111Desc[ In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 menattacked 1,000 Upper Creek warriors on the Tallapoosa River. Over 800Upper Creeks died defending their homeland. Never before or since in thehistory of our country have so many American Indians lost their lives in asingle battle. This 2040-acre park preserves the site of the battle.]Notes[]Name[ Little River CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ 2141 Gault Avenue NorthCity[ Fort PayneState[ ALZip[ 35967Phone[ 256-845-9605Desc[ Little River is unique because it flows for most of its length atop LookoutMountain in northeast Alabama. Forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rimsand bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs offer settings for a variety ofrecreational activities. Natural resources and cultural heritage come togetherto tell the story of the Preserve, a special place in the SouthernAppalachians.]Notes[]Name[ Russell CaveType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 3729 County Road 98City[ BridgeportState[ ALZip[ 35740Phone[ 256-495-2672Desc[ For more than 10,000 years, Russell Cave was home to prehistoricpeoples. Russell Cave provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North
  • 8. American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D. The cave shelterarchaeological site contains the most complete record of prehistoric culturesin the Southeast.]Notes[]Name[ Selma To MontgomeryType[ TrailAddr[ 1212 W. Montgomery RoadCity[ Tuskegee InstituteState[ ALZip[ 36088Phone[ 334-727-6390Desc[ The Selma to Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail was established byCongress in 1996 to commemorate the events, people, and route of the1965 Voting Rights March in Alabama. The route is also designated as aNational Scenic Byway/All-American Road. more...]Notes[]Name[ Tuskegee AirmenType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1616 Chappie James AvenueCity[ TuskegeeState[ ALZip[ 36083Phone[ 334 724 0922Desc[ In the 1940s Tuskegee, Alabama became home to a "military experiment"to train Americas first African-American military pilots. In time the"experiment" became known as the Tuskegee Experience and theparticipants as the Tuskegee Airmen. Come share their experience asdepicted at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. more...]Notes[]Name[ Tuskegee InstituteType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Tuskegee Institute National Historic SiteCity[ Tuskegee InstituteState[ ALZip[ 36088Phone[ 334 727 3200Desc[ Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site is nestled on the campus of historicTuskegee University. The site includes the George W. Carver Museum andThe Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington... more...]Notes[]Name[ Arkansas PostType[ Monument/Memorial
  • 9. Addr[ Arkansas Post National MemorialCity[ GillettState[ ARZip[ 72055Phone[ 870-548-2207Desc[ Settled by the French in 1686, the remote "Post de Arkansae" was the firstpermanent European colony in the Mississippi River Valley and played avaluable role in the long struggle between France, Spain and England fordominance of the lucrative fur trade.]Notes[]Name[ BuffaloType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 402 N WalnutCity[ HarrisonState[ ARZip[ 72601Phone[ (870) 439-2502Desc[ The Buffalo National River flows free over swift running rapids and quietpools for its 135-mile length. One of the few remaining rivers in the lower 48states without dams, the Buffalo cuts its way through massive limestonebluffs traveling eastward through the Arkansas Ozarks and into the WhiteRiver. Explore the river by canoe or take the back roads into the pioneerhistory of the Buffalo River region or enjoy a hike in one of the threedesignated wilderness areas. Welcome Message....]Notes[]Name[ Central High SchoolType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates DriveCity[ Little RockState[ ARZip[ 72202Phone[ 501-374-1957Desc[ On the morning of September 23, 1957 nine African-American teenagersstood up to an angry crowd protesting integration in front of Little RocksCentral High as they entered the school for the first time. This event,broadcast around the world, made Little Rock the site of the first importanttest of the U.S. Supreme Courts historic Brown v. Board of Education ofTopeka decision.]Notes[]Name[ Fort SmithType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 1406City[ Fort SmithState[ AR
  • 10. Zip[ 72902Phone[ 479-783-3961Desc[ At Fort Smith National Historic Site you can walk where soldiers drilled,pause along the Trail of Tears, and stand where justice was served. The parkincludes the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for theWestern District of Arkansas. Judge Isaac C. Parker, known as the"hanging judge," presided over the court for 21 years.]Notes[]Name[ Hot SpringsType[ ParkAddr[ Hot Springs National ParkCity[ Hot SpringsState[ ARZip[ 71902Phone[ 501-624-2701Desc[ People have used the hot springs here for more than two hundred years totreat illnesses and to relax. Both rich and poor came for the baths, and atown built up around the Hot Springs Reservation to accommodate them.Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park todaysurrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas.]Notes[]Name[ Pea RidgeType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 15930 Highway 62City[ GarfieldState[ ARZip[ 72732Phone[ 479-451-8122Desc[ On March 7 & 8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate ofMissouri. The 4,300-acre park honors those who fought for their way of life,North and South.]Notes[]Name[ National Park of American SamoaType[ ParkAddr[ SuperintendentCity[ Pago Pago, American SamoaState[ ASZip[ 96799Phone[ 011-684-633-7082Desc[ Samoa, a chain of mountainous islands clothed in tropical rainforest, isringed with rugged cliffs, glistening beaches, and biologically rich coral reefs.The Samoan village leaders and the U.S. Congress have set aside the finestsamples of the islands land and seascapes as a national park.]
  • 11. Notes[]Name[ Canyon De ChellyType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Canyon de Chelly National MonumentCity[ ChinleState[ AZZip[ 86503Phone[ 928-674-5500Desc[ Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of NorthAmerica, the cultural resources of Canyon de Chelly include distinctivearchitecture, artifacts, and rock imagery while exhibiting remarkablepreservation integrity that provides outstanding opportunities for study andcontemplation. Canyon de Chelly also sustains a living community of Navajopeople, who are connected to a landscape of great historical and spiritualsignificance. Canyon de Chelly is unique among National Park service units,as it is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home tothe canyon community. NPS works in partnership with the Navajo Nation tomanage park resources and sustain the living Navajo community.]Notes[]Name[ Casa Grande RuinsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1100 Ruins DriveCity[ CoolidgeState[ AZZip[ 85228Phone[ 520 723-3172Desc[ For over a thousand years, prehistoric farmers inhabited much of the presentdaystate of Arizona. When the first Europeans arrived, all that remained ofthis ancient culture were the ruins of villages, irrigation canals and variousartifacts. Among these ruins is the Casa Grande, or "Big House," one of thelargest and most mysterious prehistoric structures ever built in NorthAmerica.]Notes[]Name[ ChiricahuaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 13063 E. Bonita Canyon RDCity[ WillcoxState[ AZZip[ 85643-9737Phone[ (520) 824-3560Desc[ A "Wonderland of Rocks" is waiting for you to explore at Chiricahua NationalMonument. This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ashdeposited by the Turkey Creek Volcano eruption 27 million years ago. The 8mile paved scenic drive and 18 miles of day-use hiking trails provide
  • 12. opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds, and inhabitants of this11,985 acre site. Visit the Faraway Ranch Historic District to discover moreabout the people who have called this area home: Chiricahua Apaches,Buffalo Soldiers, Erickson and Stafford families.]Notes[]Name[ CoronadoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 4101 East Montezuma Canyon RoadCity[ HerefordState[ AZZip[ 85615Phone[ (520) 366-5515Desc[ "To commemorate permanently the explorations of Francisco Vasquez deCoronado...would be of great value in advancing the relationship of theUnited States and Mexico upon a friendly basis of cultural understanding." Itwould "stress the history and problems of the two countries and wouldencourage cooperation for the advancement of their common interest."more...]Notes[]Name[ Fort BowieType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 3203 South Old Fort Bowie RoadCity[ BowieState[ AZZip[ 85605Phone[ 520-847-2500Desc[ Fort Bowie commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apachesand the U.S. military - a lasting monument to the bravery and endurance ofU.S. soldiers in paving the way for settlement and the taming of the westernfrontier. It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuitof "manifest destiny," and the hunter/gatherer society fighting to preserve itsexistence.]Notes[]Name[ Glen CanyonType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P.O. Box 1507City[ PageState[ AZZip[ 86040-1507Phone[ 928-608-6404Desc[ Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National RecreationArea (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountryrecreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from LeesFerry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic
  • 13. vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history.]Notes[]Name[ Grand CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ Grand Canyon National ParkCity[ Grand CanyonState[ AZZip[ 86023Phone[ 928-638-7888Desc[ The Grand Canyon is more than a great chasm carved over millennia throughthe rocks of the Colorado Plateau. It is more than an awe-inspiring view. It ismore than a pleasuring ground for those who explore the roads, hike thetrails, or float the currents of the turbulent Colorado River.]Notes[]Name[ Hohokam PimaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ c/o Casa Grande Ruins National Monument.City[ CoolidgeState[ AZZip[ 85228Phone[ 602-723-3172Desc[ Preserved are the archeological remains of the Hohokam culture. Hohokamis a Pima Indian word meaning "those who have gone." NOT OPEN TO THEPUBLIC Authorized Oct. 21,1972. Acreage: 1,690, all nonfederal.]Notes[]Name[ Hubbell Trading PostType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Hubbell Trading Post National Historic SiteCity[ GanadoState[ AZZip[ 86505-0150Phone[ (928) 755-3475Desc[ Feel the old wooden floor give slightly beneath your footsteps and hear itsqueak as you enter the doors of the oldest operating trading post on theNavajo Nation. Step back in time and experience this original 160 acrehomestead, which includes the Trading Post, Hubbell home and VisitorCenter with weavers. Hubbell Trading Post offers you a chance to become apart of this unique slice of history.]Notes[]Name[ Montezuma CastleType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ PO Box 219
  • 14. City[ Camp VerdeState[ AZZip[ 86322Phone[ 928-567-3322Desc[ Montezuma Well, a unit of Montezuma Castle, is located 11 miles from thepark. Formed long ago by the collapse of a limestone cavern, over onemillion gallons of water a day flows continuously into the Well. This constantsupply of warm, fresh water provides an aquatic habitat like no other in theworld, and has served as an oasis for wildlife and humans for thousands ofyears.]Notes[]Name[ NavajoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Navajo National MonumentCity[ TonaleaState[ AZZip[ 86044-9704Phone[ 928-672-2700Desc[ Navajo National Monument preserves three intact cliff dwellings of theAncestral Puebloan people. A visitor center, museum, three short self-guidedtrails, two small campgrounds, and a picnic area provide service to travelersthat make the trek to this remote hamlet. Rangers guide tours to cliffdwellings. Please call 928-672-2700.]Notes[]Name[ Organ Pipe CactusType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 10 Organ Pipe DriveCity[ AjoState[ AZZip[ 85321-9626Phone[ 520-387-6849Desc[ Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument celebrates the life and landscape ofthe Sonoran Desert. In this desert wilderness, you may drive a lonely road,hike a backcountry trail, camp beneath a clear desert sky, marvel atmagnificent cactus, or soak in the warmth and beauty of the Southwest. Wewelcome you into this desert wild. It is yours to discover.]Notes[]Name[ Petrified ForestType[ ParkAddr[ Petrified Forest National ParkCity[ Petrified ForestState[ AZZip[ 86028Phone[ (928) 524-6228
  • 15. Desc[ With one of the worlds largest and most colorful concentrations of petrifiedwood, multi-hued badlands of the Painted Desert, historic structures,archeological sites, and displays of 225 million year old fossils, this is asurprising land of scenic wonders and fascinating science.]Notes[]Name[ Pipe SpringType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ HC 65 Box 5City[ FredoniaState[ AZZip[ 86022Phone[ 928-643-7105Desc[ American Indians, Mormon pioneers, plants, animals, and others havedepended on the life-giving water found at Pipe Spring. Learn about pioneerand Kaibab Paiute life: -at the Visitor Center and Museum -on guided toursof an historic fort -during living history demonstrations -on self-guided tours ofthe grounds (historic buildings, farm animals, an orchard, garden, and ½ miletrail).]Notes[]Name[ Rainbow BridgeType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ PO Box 1507City[ PageState[ AZZip[ 86040-1507Phone[ 928-608-6404Desc[ Rainbow Bridge is the worlds largest known natural bridge. The span hasundoubtedly inspired people throughout time--from the neighboringAmerican Indian tribes who consider Rainbow Bridge sacred, to the 300,000people from around the world who visit it each year. Please visit RainbowBridge in a spirit that honors and respects the cultures to whom it is sacred.]Notes[]Name[ SaguaroType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Saguaro National Park-Headquarters and Rincon Mountain DistrictCity[ TucsonState[ AZZip[ 85730-5601Phone[ (520) 733-5153Desc[ Enormous cacti, silhouetted by the setting sun, for most of us the GiantSaguaro is the universal symbol of the American West. And yet, thesemajestic plants are only found in a small portion of the United States.Saguaro National Park protects some of the most impressive forests ofthese sub-tropical giants, on the edge of the modern City of Tucson.
  • 16. ]Notes[]Name[ Sunset Crater VolcanoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Flagstaff Area National Monuments - SUCRCity[ FlagstaffState[ AZZip[ 86004Phone[ 928-526-0502Desc[ Sunset Crater Volcano was born in a series of eruptions sometime between1040 and 1100. Powerful explosions profoundly affected the lives of localpeople and forever changed the landscape and ecology of the area. Lavaflows and cinders still look as fresh and rugged as the day they formed. Butamong dramatic geologic features, youll find trees, wildflowers, and signs ofwildlife - life returns.]Notes[]Name[ TontoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ HC02 Box 4602City[ RooseveltState[ AZZip[ 85545Phone[ (928) 467-2241Desc[ Situated within rugged terrain in the northeastern part of the SonoranDesert,these well-preserved cliff dwellings were occupied during the 13th, 14th, andearly 15th centuries.]Notes[]Name[ TumacácoriType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Tumacácori National Historical ParkCity[ TumacacoriState[ AZZip[ 85640Phone[ 520-398-2341Desc[ Tumacácori NHP protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southernArizona: Tumacácori, Guevavi, and Calabazas. The adobe structures are onthree sites, with a visitor center at Tumacácori. These missions are amongmore than twenty established in the Pimería Alta by Father Kino and otherJesuits, and later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries.]Notes[]Name[ TuzigootType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Tuzigoot National Monument
  • 17. City[ Camp VerdeState[ AZZip[ 86322Phone[ 928-634-5564Desc[ Crowning a desert hilltop is an ancient pueblo. From a roof top a child scansthe desert landscape for the arrival of traders, who are due any day now.What riches will they bring? What stories will they tell? Will all of them return?From the top of the Tuzigoot Pueblo it is easy to imagine such an importantmoment. Tuzigoot is an ancient village or pueblo built by a culture known asthe Sinagua. The pueblo consisted of 110 rooms including second and thirdstory structures. The first buildings were built around A.D. 1000. The Sinaguawere agriculturalists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles.The people left the area around 1400. The site is currently comprised of 42acres.]Notes[]Name[ Walnut CanyonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Flagstaff Area National Monuments - WACACity[ FlagstaffState[ AZZip[ 86004Phone[ (928)526-3367Desc[ Walk in the footsteps of people who lived at Walnut Canyon more than 700years ago. Peer into their homes, cliff dwellings built deep within canyonwalls. The presence of water in a dry land made the canyon rare andvaluable to its early human inhabitants. It remains valuable today as habitatfor plants and animals. See for yourself on trails along the canyon rim andinto the depths.]Notes[]Name[ WupatkiType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Flagstaff Area National Monuments - WUPACity[ FlagstaffState[ AZZip[ 86004Phone[ (928) 679-2365Desc[ Less than 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo was the largest pueblo around. Itflourished for a time as a meeting place of different cultures. Yet this was oneof the warmest and driest places on the Colorado Plateau, offering littleobvious food, water, or comfort. How and why did people live here? Thebuilders of Wupatki and nearby pueblos have moved on, but their legacyremains.]Notes[]Name[ Alcatraz Island
  • 18. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415) 561-4900Desc[ Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and USfort on the West Coast, an infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to thepublic (and despised by inmates), and the historic 18 month occupation byIndians of All Tribes. Rich in cultural history, there is also a natural side to theRock - gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.]Notes[]Name[ CabrilloType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Superintendent Terry DiMattio,City[ San DiegoState[ CAZip[ 92106-3601Phone[ (619) 557-5450Desc[ Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillostepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the WestCoast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th centuryexploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources.Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery.]Notes[]Name[ Channel IslandsType[ ParkAddr[ Channel Islands National ParkCity[ VenturaState[ CAZip[ 93001Phone[ 805-658-5730Desc[ Close to the California mainland, yet worlds apart, Channel Islands NationalPark encompasses five remarkable islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, SantaRosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara) and their ocean environment,preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolationover thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, andarcheological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve aplace where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it oncewas.]Notes[]Name[ Death ValleyType[ ParkAddr[ Death Valley National Park
  • 19. City[ Death ValleyState[ CAZip[ 92328Phone[ (760) 786-3200Desc[ Hottest, Driest, Lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snowcappedmountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and threemillion acres of stone wilderness. Home to the Timbisha Shoshone and toplants and animals unique to the harshest deserts. A place of legend and aplace of trial. Death Valley.]Notes[]Name[ Devils PostpileType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 3999City[ Mammoth LakesState[ CAZip[ 93546Phone[ 760-934-2289Desc[ Established in 1911 by presidential proclamation, Devils Postpile NationalMonument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. The formation is arare sight in the geologic world and ranks as one of the worlds finestexamples of columnar basalt. Its columns tower 60 feet high and display anunusual symmetry.]Notes[]Name[ Eugene ONeillType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 280City[ DanvilleState[ CAZip[ 94526Phone[ (925) 838-0249Desc[ Americas only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene ONeill, chose to livein Northern California at the climax of his writing career. Isolated from theworld and within the walls of his home, ONeill wrote his final and mostmemorable plays; The Iceman Cometh, Long Days Journey Into Night, and AMoon for the Misbegotten. Reservations are required to visit this site.]Notes[]Name[ Fort PointType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Fort Point NHSCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415) 556-1693
  • 20. Desc[ From its vantage point overlooking the spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Pointprotected San Francisco harbor from Confederate & foreign attack during &after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautifully arched casemates display the art of themaster brick mason from the Civil War period.]Notes[]Name[ Golden GateType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123-0022Phone[ (415) 561-4700Desc[ Golden Gate National Parks chronicle two hundred years of history, from theNative American culture, the Spanish Empire frontier and the MexicanRepublic, to maritime history, the California Gold Rush, the evolution ofAmerican coastal fortifications, and the growth of urban San Francisco.]Notes[]Name[ John MuirType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 4202 Alhambra AvenueCity[ MartinezState[ CAZip[ 94553Phone[ (925)228-8860Desc[ John Muir National Historic Site preserves the Victorian home of the notedauthor and preservationist. Surrounded by almost 9 acres of fruit orchardsand 326 acres of oak woodland, the site today is just a small piece of theoriginal 2,600 acre ranch. The United States is forever indebted to the"Father of the National Park Service" for helping to preserve this countriesgreatest treasures.]Notes[]Name[ Joshua TreeType[ ParkAddr[ 74485 National Park DriveCity[ Twentynine PalmsState[ CAZip[ 92277-3597Phone[ 760-367-5500Desc[]Notes[]Name[ Juan Bautista de AnzaType[ Trail
  • 21. Addr[ Pacific West Regional OfficeCity[ OaklandState[ CAZip[ 94607Phone[ 510-817-1438Desc[ "Everyone mount up!" This became a familiar call from Spanish CaptainJuan Bautista de Anza. In 1776, as Americans fought for their independencein the East, Anza led almost 300 people over 1200 miles to settle AltaCalifornia. It was the first overland route established to connect New Spainwith San Francisco. Walk in their footsteps from Nogales, Arizona to SanFrancisco, California.]Notes[]Name[ Lassen VolcanicType[ ParkAddr[ Lassen Volcanic National ParkCity[ MineralState[ CAZip[ 96063Phone[ (530) 595-4444Desc[ To visit Lassen Volcanic National Park is to witness a brief moment in theancient battle between the earth shaping forces of creation and destructionin Northern California. Nestled within Lassens peaceful forests anduntouched wilderness, hissing fumaroles and boiling mud pots still shapeand change the land, evidence of Lassen’s long fiery and active past.]Notes[]Name[ Lava BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[City[ TulelakeState[ CAZip[ 96134Phone[ 530-667-8104Desc[ Lava Beds National Monument is a land of turmoil, both geological andhistorical. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions on the MedicineLake shield volcano created an incredibly rugged landscape punctuated bycinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves and pit craters.These lava tube caves, of which there are more than 500 in the Monument,are a favorite underground destination for visitors to explore.]Notes[]Name[ ManzanarType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Manzanar National Historic SiteCity[ IndependenceState[ CA
  • 22. Zip[ 93526-0426Phone[ (760) 878-2932Desc[ In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men,women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote,military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of tencamps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese alienswere interned during World War II.]Notes[]Name[ MojaveType[ ParkAddr[ Superintendent, Mojave National PreserveCity[ BarstowState[ CAZip[ 92311Phone[ (760)252-6100Desc[ Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, andcarpetsof wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons,mountains and mesas will reveal long-abandoned mines, homesteads, androck-walled military outposts. Located between Los Angeles and LasVegas, Mojave provides serenity and solitude from the crowds of majormetropolitan areas.]Notes[]Name[ Muir WoodsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Muir Woods National MonumentCity[ Mill ValleyState[ CAZip[ 94941-2696Phone[ (415) 388-2595Desc[ "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all theforests of the world," declared conservationist John Muir when describing themajestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods.]Notes[]Name[ PinnaclesType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 5000 Hwy. 146City[ PaicinesState[ CAZip[ 95043Phone[ 831-389-4485Desc[ Rising out of the chaparral-covered Gabilan Mountains, east of centralCalifornias Salinas Valley, are the spectacular remains of an ancientvolcano. Massive monoliths, spires, sheer-walled canyons and taluspassages define millions of years of erosion, faulting and tectonic plate
  • 23. movement.]Notes[]Name[ Point ReyesType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Point Reyes National SeashoreCity[ Point Reyes StationState[ CAZip[ 94956Phone[ (415) 464-5100Desc[ From its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands andexpansive sand beaches through its open grasslands to its brushy hillsidesand forested ridges, visitors can discover over 1000 species of plants andanimals. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, Point Reyespreserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyesawaits your exploration.]Notes[]Name[ Port Chicago Naval MagazineType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ DanvilleState[ CAZip[ 94526Phone[ (925) 838-0249Desc[ On the evening of July 17, 1944, residents in the San Francisco east bayarea were jolted awake by a massive explosion that cracked windows and litup the night sky. At Port Chicago Naval Magazine, 320 men were instantlykilled when the munitions ships they were loading with ammunition for thePacific theatre troops mysteriously blew up. Reservations are required tovisit this site.]Notes[]Name[ Presidio of San FranciscoType[ ParkAddr[ Golden Gate National Recreation AreaCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415) 561-4323Desc[ For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. Worldand local events, from military campaigns to the rise of aviation, from WorldFairs to earthquakes, left their mark. Come enjoy the history and beauty ofthe Presidio. Explore centuries of architecture. Reflect in a nationalcemetery. Walk through an historic airfield, forests, or to beaches, andadmire spectacular vistas.]
  • 24. Notes[]Name[ RedwoodType[ ParkAddr[ Redwood National and State ParksCity[ Crescent CityState[ CAZip[ 95531Phone[ 707-464-6101Desc[ Stand at the base of a coast redwood and even the huckleberry bushestower over you. Watch bronze Roosevelt elk grazing in the prairies. Observethe tail of a female Chinook salmon heave skyward as she makes a nest forher eggs. Whether a morning or night person, you can hear the threatenedmarbled murrelets keer across the treetops as they fly from sea to mossynest.]Notes[]Name[ Rosie the Riveter WWII Home FrontType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1401 Marina Way SouthCity[ RichmondState[ CAZip[ 94804Phone[ 510 232-5050Desc[ Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, locatedin the wartime boomtown of Richmond, California, preserves and interpretsthe stories and places of our nations home front response to World War II.]Notes[]Name[ San Francisco MaritimeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ San Francisco Maritime NHPCity[ San FranciscoState[ CAZip[ 94123Phone[ (415)447-5000Desc[ Stand on the stern of Balclutha, face west to feel the fresh wind blowing infrom the Pacific Ocean. Located in the Fishermans Wharf neighborhood,San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers the sights, sounds,smells and stories of Pacific Coast maritime history.]Notes[]Name[ Santa Monica MountainsType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaCity[ Thousand OaksState[ CA
  • 25. Zip[ 91360Phone[ (805) 370-2300Desc[ Portraying Africa, the Amazon, and the old west? Thats talent! Combiningthe scenic and the imagination play a big role in the movies and at thisnational park! Close to Hollywood, with beaches, grasslands, canyons, andoak woodlands, this coastal mountain range has star quality! Explore a rare,diverse landscape inspiring preservation and creativity. Meet the SantaMonica Mountains in person.]Notes[]Name[ Sequoia & Kings CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ 47050 Generals HighwayCity[ Three RiversState[ CAZip[ 93271-9700Phone[ 1-559-565-3341Desc[ These twin parks hold monuments to natures size, beauty, and diversity:Immense mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns ... and theworlds largest trees! The parks lie in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of theSan Joaquin Valley. Activities vary greatly by season and by elevation.Explore your many options using the links below.]Notes[]Name[ WhiskeytownType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Whiskeytown NRACity[ WhiskeytownState[ CAZip[ 96095Phone[ 530 242-3400Desc[ Located 8 miles west of Redding, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area islocated at the juncture of the Klamath Mountain range and the northern edgeof the Sacramento Valley, making it home to a special collection of animaland plant life. Some of the parks features are Whiskeytown Lake, ShastaBally (6,209 ft.) and numerous waterfalls, providing outdoor enthusiastsopportunities for water recreation, hiking, mountain biking and horsebackriding.]Notes[]Name[ YosemiteType[ ParkAddr[ SuperintendentCity[ Yosemite National ParkState[ CAZip[ 95389Phone[ 209-372-0200
  • 26. Desc[ but a shrine to human foresight, strength of granite, power of glaciers, thepersistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra. Yosemite NationalPark, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known forits waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deepvalleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, andmuch more.]Notes[]Name[ Cache la Poudre River CorridorType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Liz Lacy, National Park ServiceCity[ Fort CollinsState[ COZip[ 80526Phone[ 202-354-6900Desc[ Cache la Poudre River Corridor encompasses the flood plain of the Cachela Poudre River in Colorado. This heritage area commemorates thecontributions of the River to the development of water law in the WesternUnited States, the evolution of complex water delivery systems, and theshaping of the regions cultural heritage. Recreational activities includehiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking]Notes[]Name[ Bents Old FortType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 35110 Highway 194 EastCity[ La JuntaState[ COZip[ 81050-9523Phone[ 719-383-5010Desc[ Bents Old Fort National Historic Site features a reconstructed 1840’s adobefur trading post on the mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail where traders,trappers, travelers, and Plains Indian tribes came together in peaceful termsfor trade. Today, living historians recreate the sights, sounds, and smells ofthe past with guided tours, demonstrations, and special events.]Notes[]Name[ Black Canyon Of The GunnisonType[ ParkAddr[ Park HeadquartersCity[ GunnisonState[ COZip[ 81230Phone[ 970-641-2337Desc[ The Black Canyon of the Gunnisons unique and spectacular landscape wasformed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hardProterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the
  • 27. narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the BlackCanyon of the Gunnison.]Notes[]Name[ ColoradoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Colorado National MonumentCity[ FruitaState[ COZip[ 81521-0001Phone[ 970-858-3617Desc[ Colorado National Monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of theAmerican West. Sheer-walled canyons, towering monoliths, colorfulformations, desert bighorn sheep, soaring eagles, and a spectacular roadreflect the environment and history of the plateau-and-canyon country.]Notes[]Name[ CurecantiType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 102 Elk CreekCity[ GunnisonState[ COZip[ 81230Phone[ 970-641-2337Desc[ Three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River,form the heart of Curecanti. Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorados largest bodyof water, and is the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S. Morrow PointReservoir is the beginning of the Black Canyon, and below, East Portal is thesite of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historic Civil EngineeringLandmark.]Notes[]Name[ DinosaurType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Dinosaur National MonumentCity[ DinosaurState[ COZip[ 81610-9724Phone[ (970)374-3000Desc[ As you explore the craggy hills, discover fragments of a long ago worldwhere the largest land creatures of all time once roamed and died. While themain exhibit wall of dinosaur fossils is closed, some fossils can be seen byhiking 1/2 mile from the Temporary Visitor Center. You can also view rock artand captivating scenery, explore homestead sites, and go whitewater rafting.]Notes[]
  • 28. Name[ Florissant Fossil BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 185City[ FlorissantState[ COZip[ 80816-0185Phone[ (719)748-3253Desc[ Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richestand most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps upto 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants revealthe story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.]Notes[]Name[ Great Sand DunesType[ ParkAddr[ 11500 Highway 150City[ MoscaState[ COZip[ 81146-9798Phone[ 719-378-6300Desc[ Welcome to the official National Park Service web site for Great SandDunes National Park and Preserve. In this high mountain valley are thetallest dunes in North America, flanked by some of the highest peaks in theRocky Mountains. The park and preserve protects much of the Great SandDunes natural system, including alpine tundra and lakes, forests, streams,dunes, grasslands, and wetlands.]Notes[]Name[ HovenweepType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ McElmo RouteCity[ CortezState[ COZip[ 81321Phone[ (970)562-4282Desc[ Hovenweep National Monument protects six prehistoric, Puebloan-eravillages spread over a twenty-mile expanse of mesa tops and canyons alongthe Utah-Colorado border. Multi-storied towers perched on canyon rims andbalanced on boulders lead visitors to marvel at the skill and motivation oftheir builders. Hovenweep is noted for its solitude and undeveloped, naturalcharacter.]Notes[]Name[ Mesa VerdeType[ ParkAddr[ PO Box 8City[ Mesa Verde
  • 29. State[ COZip[ 81330-0008Phone[ 970-529-4465Desc[ Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the livesof the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years,from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, the park protects over 4,000 knownarcheological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of themost notable and best preserved in the United States.]Notes[]Name[ Rocky MountainType[ ParkAddr[ Rocky Mountain National ParkCity[ Estes ParkState[ COZip[ 80517-8397Phone[ 970-586-1206Desc[ This living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, with elevationsranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at theweather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, provides visitors with opportunities forcountless breathtaking experiences and adventures.]Notes[]Name[ Sand Creek MassacreType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Sand Creek Massacre National Historic SiteCity[ EadsState[ COZip[ 81036Phone[ 719-438-5916Desc[ Please see PHOTOS & MULTIMEDIA for pictures of the parks recentDedication Ceremony. For a century and a half the Sand Creek Massacrehas continued to be one of our nations most profound historic events. Thepersonalities involved at Sand Creek, as well as its causes and aftermathhave been studied and debated for 143 years. ADDITIONALINFORMATION]Notes[]Name[ Yucca HouseType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ c/o Mesa Verde National ParkCity[ Mesa VerdeState[ COZip[ 81330Phone[ (970)529-4465Desc[ Yucca House National Monument is a large, unexcavated AncestralPuebloan surface site. Yucca House is located in Southwest Colorado
  • 30. between the towns of Towaoc and Cortez. Currently, there are no facilities orfees at Yucca House.]Notes[]Name[ Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers ValleyType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ Quinebaug-Shetucket Heritage Corridor, Inc.City[ PutnamState[ CTZip[ 06260Phone[ 860-963-7226Desc[ This is a special kind of park. It embraces numerous towns, villages and atotal population of about 300,000. Quinebaug & Shetucket is not a traditionalpark. Instead, citizens, businesses, nonprofit cultural and environmentalorganizations, local and state governments, and the National Park Servicework together to preserve and celebrate the regions cultural, historical andnatural heritage.]Notes[]Name[ Weir FarmType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 735 Nod Hill RoadCity[ WiltonState[ CTZip[ 06897Phone[ 203-834-1896Desc[ In June of 1882, painter J. Alden Weir boarded a train from New York boundfor his modest farm among the hills of Branchville, CT. Once here, Weir andhis family transformed their summer retreat into a creative refuge for friendsand fellow artists. After Weir, artists Mahonri Young and Sperry Andrewslived and worked here, continuing the legacy of artistic expression that stillinspires today.]Notes[]Name[ AnacostiaType[ ParkAddr[ National Capital Parks - EastCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ (202) 690-5185Desc[ Listen! Beneath the bustle of busy Washington, DC, the sounds of friends,families, and fun can be heard. Authorized almost a hundred years ago as amultiple use park, Anacostia Park serves as a city playground whileprotecting the natural scenery and water quality of the Anacostia River. Thepark serves as an example of how far-sighted urban planning of Congressserves todays generation as well.
  • 31. ]Notes[]Name[ Constitution GardensType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Constitution GardensCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ Dedicated in 1976, Constitution Gardens serves as an oasis within thebustling city for visitors, residents and wildlife. A memorial island in themiddle of an artificial lake has stones bearing the names and signatures ofthe fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Their pledgeto freedom exists as a living tribute within this natural setting celebrating theU.S. Constitution.]Notes[]Name[ Fords TheatreType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 900 Ohio Drive, SWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202-426-6924Desc[ The evening of April 14, 1865, has forever been marked with tragedy. Onthat night, our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated in FordsTheatre by actor John Wilkes Booth. Just days after General Lee’sConfederate troops surrendered at Appomattox, VA, a time of hope andpeace in Washington and around the country turned to a period of mourningthat America had never seen before.]Notes[]Name[ Fort Dupont ParkType[ ParkAddr[ National Capital Parks - East H.Q.City[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ (202)690-5185Desc[ A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that makeup one of the largest parks in all of Washington. Picnics, nature walks, CivilWar programs, gardening, environmental education, music, skating, sports,and youth programs are among the varied seasonal activities possible atthis spacious area east of the Anacostia River. Among the traces of oldroadways, oaks, beech, and maples that cover the hillsides. squirrels andrabbits find homes along with the night foragers - raccoons and opossums.Fort Dupont Park is named for the Civil War earthwork fort located within the
  • 32. park. It is one of the forts that are collectively known as the "Fort CircleParks", or the Civil War Defenses of Washington.]Notes[]Name[ Franklin Delano RooseveltType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Franklin Deleano Roosevelt MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. These are the words of our 32ndPresident, a man who truly knew the meaning of the word courage. Despite,at age 39, being stricken with polio and paralyzed from the waist down, heemerged as a true leader, guiding our country through some of its darkesttimes: the Great Depression and World War II. The FDR Memorial honorsthis man and his story.]Notes[]Name[ Frederick DouglassType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1411 W Street SECity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ 202-426-5961Desc[ The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site is dedicated to preservingthelegacy of the most famous 19th century African American. His life was atestament to the courage and persistence that serves as an inspiration tothose who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. Visitors to the site learnabout his efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for rights for alloppressed people.]Notes[]Name[ George MasonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ George Mason MemorialCity[ WashintonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The George Mason Memorial, dedicated on April 9, 2002, honors the littleknown but widely felt contributions of an important Founding Father. Thememorial is located in East Potomac Park near the Thomas JeffersonMemorial. Born in 1725 George Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration ofRights and later attended the Constitutional Convention in 1787.]
  • 33. Notes[]Name[ Harmony HallType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Harmony Hall C/O National Capital Parks-EastCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ (202) 690-5185Desc[ A two-and-one-half story eighteenth century Georgian country house of redbrick set in Flemish bond. Sixty five acres of wooded areas surround thehouse. Broad Creek, a tributary of the Potomac River, is part of HarmonyHalls vast and varied agricultural, cultural and natural histories.]Notes[]Name[ John EricssonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 900 Ohio Drive, SWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ During his lifetime, John Ericsson revolutionized several facets oftechnology.The Swedish-born engineer-inventor is best known for his work during theCivil War when he transformed naval warfare through his design of the ironplatedUSS Monitor. The movements of Ericssons pencil across his draftingboard were as crucial to victory as the movements of Lincoln’s armiesacross battlefields.]Notes[]Name[ Korean War VeteransType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Korean War Veterans MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ "Freedom is not free." Here, one finds the expression of American gratitudeto those who restored freedom to South Korea. Nineteen stainless steelsculptures stand silently under the watchful eye of a sea of faces upon agranite wall—reminders of the human cost of defending freedom. Theseelements all bear witness to the patriotism, devotion to duty, and courage ofKorean War veterans.]Notes[]Name[ LincolnType[ Monument/Memorial
  • 34. Addr[ Lincoln MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union,the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words,the 16th President of the United States—the Great Emancipator andpreserver of the nation during the Civil War—sits immortalized in marble. Asan enduring symbol of Freedom, the Lincoln Memorial attracts anyone whoseeks inspiration and hope.]Notes[]Name[ Mary McLeod Bethune Council HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1318 Vermont Avenue NWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20005Phone[ (202) 673-2402Desc[ Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest national and internationalrecognition at the Washington, DC townhouse at 1318 Vermont Avenue,NW, that is now this Historic Site. It was the first headquarters of the NationalCouncil of Negro Women (NCNW) and was her last home in Washington,DC. From here, Bethune and the Council spearheaded strategies anddeveloped programs that advanced the interests of African Americanwomen and the Black community.]Notes[]Name[ National Capital Parks-EastType[ ParkAddr[ 1900 Anacostia Drive, SECity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020-6722Phone[ 202-690-5185Desc[ Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parksBeyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres ofhistoric, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearbyMaryland suburbs.]Notes[]Name[ National MallType[ ParkAddr[ The National MallCity[ Washington
  • 35. State[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ Impressive structures border it, monuments and memorials stand near it,great museums exist upon it, and grand trees help shade it, yet the harmonyof these things together merely enhances the concept at its very best. TheMall is the heart of the Nations Capital and of the entire United States ofAmerica. Here, the nation celebrates, honors, and demonstrates itscommitment to democracy.]Notes[]Name[ National Mall & Memorial ParksType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ National Mall & Memorial ParksCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202.485.9880Desc[ Officially established in 1965, National Mall & Memorial Parks containssome of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park Service. Theareas within National Mall & Memorial Parks provides visitors with ampleopportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage andsacrifice of war veterans; celebrate the United States commitment tofreedom and equality.]Notes[]Name[ National World War IIType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ World War II MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifice andcelebrates the victory of the of the WWII generation. Friedrich St.Florianswinning design balances classical and modernist styles of architecture,harmonizes with its natural and cultural surroundings, and connects thelegacy of the American Revolution and the American Civil War with greatcrusade to rid the world of fascism.]Notes[]Name[ Old Post Office TowerType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Old Post Office TowerCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024
  • 36. Phone[ 202-606-8691Desc[ The Old Post Office, built between 1892 and 1899, is home to the Bells ofCongress, which were a present from England on our Nations Bicentennial.From the observation deck, located 270 feet above the street level, thevisitor can get a spectacular view of our nation’s capital.]Notes[]Name[ Peirce MillType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Rock Creek Parkway @ Tilden St.City[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20008Phone[ 202-282-0927Desc[ Peirce Mill was built in the 1820s, and operated commercially until 1897.The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek Parkin 1892. Currently the mill is not operating. It is being preserved andultimately will be made operable again when sufficient funding for repairs ismade available. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.]Notes[]Name[ Pennsylvania AvenueType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ The National MallCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202-485-9880Desc[ Pennsylvania Avenue is among the worlds most famous streets. It is knownthe world over as the heart of the Nations Capital. Americas history hasmarched, paraded, promenaded, and protested its way up and down theAvenue. It is no wonder that Pennsylvania Avenue is called the "AmericasMain Street." The Avenue is more than just another city street; it is, rather,Americas Ceremonial Way.]Notes[]Name[ Presidents Park (White House)Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Presidents ParkCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20242Phone[ 202-208-1631Desc[ Throughout the years Presidents Park has served many purposes fromboskto bivouac, from a field for infantry drills to a place for inaugural celebrations.With the White House as a back drop, President’s Park over time hasplayed host to suffragettes, freedom riders, anti-war protestors, Easter egg
  • 37. rollers, and participants of festivities surrounding the lighting of the NationalChristmas Tree.]Notes[]Name[ Rock CreekType[ ParkAddr[ 3545 Williamsburg Lane, NWCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20008Phone[ 202-895-6000Desc[ Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nations capital. It offers visitors anopportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature.Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and the ebb and flow of Rock Creekemanate the delicate aura of the forest. Rock Creek Park BioBlitz 2007, a24-hour species inventory May 18,2007 to May 19, 2007 from noon untilnoon. more...]Notes[]Name[ Sewall-Belmont HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 144 Constitution Ave., SECity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20002Phone[ (202) 546-1210Desc[ Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parksBeyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres ofhistoric, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearbyMaryland suburbs.]Notes[]Name[ SuitlandType[ ParkwayAddr[ National Capital Parks-EastCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20020Phone[ 202-690-5185Desc[ Welcome to National Capital Parks-East! We invite you to journey to parksBeyond the Capital of Washington, D.C. National Capital Parks-East is 13park sites, parkways and statuary covering more than 8,000 acres ofhistoric, cultural, and recreational parklands from Capitol Hill to the nearbyMaryland suburbs.]Notes[
  • 38. ]Name[ The Old Stone HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Old Stone HouseCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20008Phone[ 202-426-6851Desc[ In the midst of Washington, D.C., a city of grand memorials to nationalleaders and significant events, stands an unassuming buildingcommemorating the daily lives of ordinary Americans who made this city,and this nation, unique. The Old Stone House, one of the oldest knownstructures remaining in the nations capital, is a simple 18th century dwellingbuilt and inhabited by common people.]Notes[]Name[ Thomas JeffersonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Thomas Jefferson MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The words of Thomas Jefferson, some written more than 200 years ago,have shaped American ideals. Today, many of these impressive, stirringwords adorn the interior walls of his memorial. The Thomas JeffersonMemorial stands as a symbol of liberty and endures as a site for reflectionand inspiration for all citizens of the United States and the world.]Notes[]Name[ Vietnam VeteransType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Vietnam Veterans MemorialCity[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the VietnamVeteransMemorial honors the men and women who served when their Nation calledupon them. The designer, Maya Lin, felt that "the politics had eclipsed theveterans, their service and their lives." She kept the design elegantly simpleto “allow everyone to respond and remember.”]Notes[]Name[ WashingtonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Washington Monument
  • 39. City[ WashingtonState[ DCZip[ 20024-2000Phone[ 202.426.6841Desc[ The Washington Monument is the most prominent, as well as one of theolder, attractions in Washington, D.C. It was built in honor of GeorgeWashington, who led the country to independence, and then became its firstPresident. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, 555 5/8" high,and averages 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather. It was finished onDecember 6, 1884.]Notes[]Name[ Big CypressType[ ParkAddr[ 33100 Tamiami Trail EastCity[ OchopeeState[ FLZip[ 34141-1000Phone[ 239-695-2000Desc[ The freshwaters of the Big Cypress Swamp, essential to the health of theneighboring Everglades, support the rich marine estuaries along Floridassouthwest coast. Protecting over 720,000 acres of this vast swamp, BigCypress National Preserve contains a mixture of tropical and temperateplant communities that are home to a diversity of wildlife, including theelusive Florida Panther.]Notes[]Name[ BiscayneType[ ParkAddr[ 9700 SW 328 StreetCity[ HomesteadState[ FLZip[ 33033-5634Phone[ 305-230-1144Desc[ Within sight of downtown Miami, yet worlds away, Biscayne protects a rarecombination of aquamarine waters, emerald islands, and fish-bejeweledcoral reefs. Here too is evidence of 10,000 years of human history, frompirates and shipwrecks to pineapple farmers and presidents. Outdoorsenthusiasts can boat, snorkel, camp, watch wildlife…or simply relax in arocking chair gazing out over the bay.]Notes[]Name[ CanaveralType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Canaveral National SeashoreCity[ TitusvilleState[ FL
  • 40. Zip[ 32796-3521Phone[ 321-267-1110Desc[ Situated on a barrier island along Floridas east coast, inviting parkhighlightsinclude pristine, undeveloped beach, dunes and lagoon offering sanctuary toan abundant blend of plants and animals. Year-round recreation includesfishing, boating, canoeing, surfing, sunbathing, swimming, hiking, camping,nature and historical trails. more]Notes[]Name[ Castillo De San MarcosType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ One South Castillo DriveCity[ St. AugustineState[ FLZip[ 32084Phone[ 904-829-6506Desc[ A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination andendurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash betweencultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonantwith the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangibleevidence of Americas grim but remarkable history.]Notes[]Name[ De SotoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P. O. Box 15390City[ BradentonState[ FLZip[ 34280-5390Phone[ (941) 792-0458Desc[ On a swelteringly hot day in May 1539, Spaniard Hernando de Sotosplashed ashore at Tampa Bay intent on capturing the riches of La Floridaby any means necessary. His army was alternately welcomed and opposedby Native American tribes throughout what is now the Southeastern UnitedStates in a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare,disease, and discovery.]Notes[]Name[ Dry TortugasType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 6208City[ Key WestState[ FLZip[ 33041Phone[ 305-242-7700Desc[ Almost 70 miles (112.9 km) west of Key West lies a cluster of seven islands,composed of coral reefs and sand, called the Dry Tortugas. Along with the
  • 41. surrounding shoals and waters, they make up Dry Tortugas National Park.The area is known for its famous bird and marine life, its legends of piratesand sunken gold, and its military past.]Notes[]Name[ EvergladesType[ ParkAddr[ 40001 State Road 9336City[ HomesteadState[ FLZip[ 33034-6733Phone[ 305-242-7700Desc[ Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the UnitedStates. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as theAmerican crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has beendesignated an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, anda Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to allthe people of the world.]Notes[]Name[ Fort CarolineType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 12713 Fort Caroline Rd.City[ JacksonvilleState[ FLZip[ 32225Phone[ (904) 641-7155Desc[ At the settlement of la Caroline, French settlers struggled for survival in a newworld. Many sought religious freedom in a new land, while others weresoldiers or tradesmen starting a new life. The climactic battles fought herebetween the French and Spanish marked the first time that European nationsfought for control of lands in what is now the United States. It would not bethe last time.]Notes[]Name[ Fort MatanzasType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 8635 A1A SouthCity[ St. AugustineState[ FLZip[ 32080Phone[ 904-471-0116Desc[ Coastal Florida was a major field of conflict as European nations fought forcontrol in the New World. As part of this struggle, Fort Matanzas guarded St.Augustines southern river approach. The colonial wars are over, but themonument is still protecting—not just the historic fort, but also the wild barrierisland and the plants and animals who survive there amidst a sea of modern
  • 42. development.]Notes[]Name[ Gulf IslandsType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Park HeadquartersCity[ Gulf BreezeState[ FLZip[ 32563-5000Phone[ 850-934-2600Desc[ Island beaches, sparkling waters, bayous, historic forts and recreationalopportunities are plentiful in Gulf Islands National Seashore, the nationslargest. Open year-round, the Seashore is in Mississippi and Florida. Gentlebreezes, tides and hurricanes constantly reshape this dynamic landscape.]Notes[]Name[ TimucuanType[ ParkAddr[ 12713 Fort Caroline Rd.City[ JacksonvilleState[ FLZip[ 32225Phone[ (904) 641-7155Desc[ Visit one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast.Discover 6,000 years of human history and experience the beauty of saltmarshes, coastal dunes, and hardwood hammocks.]Notes[]Name[ AndersonvilleType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Andersonville National Historic SiteCity[ AndersonvilleState[ GAZip[ 31711Phone[ 229-924-0343Desc[ From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, Americanprisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendouscourage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these braveAmericans through exhibits in the National Prisoner of War Museum;preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and managesAndersonville National Cemetery.]Notes[]Name[ Chattahoochee RiverType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 1978 Island Ford Parkway
  • 43. City[ AtlantaState[ GAZip[ 30350-3400Phone[ 678-538-1200Desc[ Today the river valley attracts us for so many reasons. Take a solitary walk toenjoy natures display, raft leisurely through the rocky shoals with friends, fishthe misty waters as the sun comes up, or have a picnic on a Sundayafternoon. Experience your Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.]Notes[]Name[ Chickamauga & ChattanoogaType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMPCity[ Fort OglethorpeState[ GAZip[ 30742Phone[ 706-866-9241Desc[ In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, thegateway to the deep south. The Confederates were victorious at nearbyChickamauga in September, but renewed fighting in Chattanooga inNovember gave Union troops final control. Chickamauga and ChattanoogaNational Military Park, the nation’s first, was created in 1890 to preserve andcommemorate these battlefields.]Notes[]Name[ Cumberland IslandType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ P.O. Box 806City[ Saint MarysState[ GAZip[ 31558Phone[ 877-860-6787Desc[ Cumberland Island is Georgias largest and southernmost barrier island.Pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes whisperthe stories of both man and nature. Come walk in the footsteps of earlynatives, explorers, and wealthy industrialists. Enjoy ranger guided tours orexplore in quiet solitude. Your trip begins here.]Notes[]Name[ Fort FredericaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 6515 Frederica Rd.City[ St. Simons IslandState[ GAZip[ 31522Phone[ (912) 638-3639Desc[ Georgias fate was decided in 1742 when Spanish and British forcesclashed
  • 44. on St. Simons Island. Fort Fredericas troops defeated the Spanish, ensuringGeorgias future as a British colony. Today, the archeological remnants ofFrederica are protected by the National Park Service.]Notes[]Name[ Fort PulaskiType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 30757City[ SavannahState[ GAZip[ 31410-0757Phone[ (912) 786-5787Desc[ The battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in militaryhistory. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Theseaccurate, long-range weapons shattered Fort Pulaskis walls from over amile away. After thirty-hours of bombardment, the fort surrendered. The battlesurprised military strategists worldwide, signaling the end of masonryfortifications.]Notes[]Name[ Jimmy CarterType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 300 North Bond StreetCity[ PlainsState[ GAZip[ 31780Phone[ (229)824-4104Desc[ Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter learned the importance of hard work, honesty,virtue, love and mercy in the quaint, rural town of Plains, Georgia. Working asfull partners, the Carters have dedicated their lives to peace, human rightsand public service throughout the world. Come explore the community thatinfluenced and shaped the life and values of the 39th President of the UnitedStates.]Notes[]Name[ Kennesaw MountainType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Ranger ActivitiesCity[ KennesawState[ GAZip[ 30152Phone[ 770-427-4686 x0Desc[ It was a swelteringly hot and clear Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of theheaviest fighting of the Atlanta Campaign occurred here. Preserved arehistoric earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments. Kennesaw NBPinterprets the historic events where over 5,350 soldiers were killed in thebattle fought here from June 19, 1864 through July 2, 1864.
  • 45. ]Notes[]Name[ Martin Luther King JrType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 450 Auburn Avenue, NECity[ AtlantaState[ GAZip[ 30312-1525Phone[ 404-331-5190Desc[ Just past noon on January 15, 1929, a son was born to the Reverend andMrs. Martin Luther King, Sr., in an upstairs bedroom of 501 Auburn Avenue,in Atlanta, Georgia. It was in these surroundings of home, church (EbenezerBaptist Church), and neighborhood (Sweet Auburn) that "M.L." experiencedfamily and Christian love, segregation in the days of "Jim Crow" laws,diligence and tolerance.]Notes[]Name[ OcmulgeeType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1207 Emery HighwayCity[ MaconState[ GAZip[ 31217-4399Phone[ 478-752-8257Desc[ Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of peopleand natural resources in this corner of North America. We preserve acontinuous record of human life in the Southeast from the earliest times tothe present, there is evidence here of more than 12,000 years of humanhabitation. A diversity of natural and cultural resources combines to providean abundance of reasons to visit.]Notes[]Name[ War In The PacificType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ War in the Pacific NHPCity[ PitiState[ GUZip[ 96915Phone[ 671-472-7240Desc[ At War in the Pacific National Historical Park the former battlefields, gunemplacements, trenches, and historic structures all serve as silent remindersof the bloody World War II battles that ensued on Guam. While the park isknown for its historical resources, the warm climate, sandy beaches, andturquoise waters beckon visitors and residents to enjoy the islands naturalresources.]Notes[
  • 46. ]Name[ Ala KahakaiType[ TrailAddr[ 73-4786 Kanalani Street, #14City[ Kailua-KonaState[ HIZip[ 96740Phone[ (808) 326-6012 x 101Desc[ Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation oftraditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, the Ala KahakaiNHT is a 175-mile trail corridor full of cultural and historical significance. Ittraverses through hundreds of ancient Hawaiian settlement sites and throughover 200 ahupuaa, or traditional sea to mountain land divisions. Culturalresources along the trail include several important heiau (temples), royalcenters, kahua (house site foundations), loko ia (fishponds) ko`a (fishingshrines), kii pohaku (petroglyphs), holua (stone slide), and wahi pana(sacred places). Natural Resources include anchialine ponds, pali(precipices), nearshore reefs, estuarine ecosystems, coastal vegetation,migratory birds, native sea turtle habitat, and several threatened andendangered endemic species of plants and animals.]Notes[]Name[ HaleakalaType[ ParkAddr[ Haleakala National ParkCity[ Makawao, MauiState[ HIZip[ 96768Phone[ 808.572.4400Desc[ This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiianculture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park alsocares for endangered species some of which exist nowhere else. Come visitthis special place - renew your spirit of adventure amid stark volcaniclandscapes, sub-tropical rain forest and the unforgettable experience ofhiking the backcountry.]Notes[]Name[ Hawaii VolcanoesType[ ParkAddr[ Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkCity[ Hawaii National ParkState[ HIZip[ 96718-0052Phone[ 808.985.6000Desc[ Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, displays the results of 70 million years ofvolcanism, migration, and evolution — processes that thrust a bare land fromthe sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture.
  • 47. The park highlights two of the worlds most active volcanoes, and offersinsights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcaniclandscapes.]Notes[]Name[ KalaupapaType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Kalaupapa National Historical ParkCity[ KalaupapaState[ HIZip[ 96742Phone[ (808) 567-6802Desc[ The primary story being told at Kalaupapa National Historical Park is theforced isolation from 1866 until 1969 of people from Hawaii afflicted withHansens disease (leprosy) to the remote northern Kalaupapa peninsula onthe island of Molokai.]Notes[]Name[ Kaloko-HonokohauType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 73-4786 Kanalani St.City[ Kailua-KonaState[ HIZip[ 96740Phone[ 808.329.6881 (ext 1)Desc[ Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawaii lies the hot, rugged lavaof Kaloko-Honokohau. Some people find it difficult to understand why theancient Hawaiians chose to settle upon these stark lava fields. The reasonwas, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit in Kaloko-Honokohau.The Hawaiians who first came to the area felt its presence in every rock andtree, in the gentle waters of shallow bays and in the tradewinds that gentlyswept across the lava flow. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit onyour visit to this National Historical Park.]Notes[]Name[ Pu`uhonua O HonaunauType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical ParkCity[ HonaunauState[ HIZip[ 96726Phone[ 808.328.2326Desc[ Step back in time to a sanctuary of Hawaiis past where traditional Hawaiianlifestyle is preserved. Ancient temples and ki’i (wooden images) whisperstories from the past. This place provided refuge to Hawaiians who camehere. Today, the park continues as a sanctuary for visitors seeking apeaceful place and as a safe haven for all of the native wildlife living here.
  • 48. ]Notes[]Name[ Puukohola HeiauType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Puukohola Heiau NHSCity[ KawaihaeState[ HIZip[ 96743Phone[ 808-882-7218Desc[ Built between 1790-91 by Kamehameha I, Puukohola Heiau displays theskill of chiefs, men, women, and children under the astute leadership ofKamehameha I. With the assistance of two stranded European sailors, JohnYoung and Isaac Davis, Kamehameha I extended his reign over all HawaiianIslands. The remains of John Youngs homestead may be toured at the site.]Notes[]Name[ U S S ArizonaType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1 Arizona Memorial PlaceCity[ HonoluluState[ HIZip[ 96818Phone[ (808) 422-0561Desc[ The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for many of thebattleships 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.The national memorial commemorates the site where World War II began forthe United States. Experience history through the national memorialsprogram tour, museum, and wayside exhibits.]Notes[]Name[ Effigy MoundsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 151 HWY 76City[ Harpers FerryState[ IAZip[ 52146-7519Phone[ 563-873-3491Desc[ Before Europeans arrived, a unique American Indian "Effigy Mound" culturedeveloped in the upper Midwest building thousands of earthen mounds in theshape of animals across the landscape. Today, over two-hundred moundsare preserved intact here; thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears andbirds found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the MississippiRiver.]Notes[]Name[ Herbert Hoover
  • 49. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 110 Parkside DriveCity[ West BranchState[ IAZip[ 52358-0607Phone[ 319-643-2541Desc[ Herbert Hoover exemplified the ideal of individualism and the self-mademan. His expertise as a mining engineer made him a millionaire by age 40.Having been raised in the Quaker traditions of humanity and generosity,Hoover then embarked on a course of public service for the rest of his life.The Blacksmith Shop is temporarily closed.]Notes[]Name[ City Of RocksType[ ParkAddr[ City of Rocks National ReserveCity[ AlmoState[ IDZip[ 83312Phone[ 208-824-5519 ext. 0Desc[ This unique geologic area became a landmark in 1843 for California-boundemigrants. They left wagon ruts across the landscape and their signatures inaxle grease on Register Rock, Camp Rock and many others. A few granitepinnacles and monoliths are in excess of sixty stories tall and 2.5 billionyears old. The smooth granite faces offer exceptional rock climbing. Today,over 500 climbing routes have been identified. The Reserve is managed bythe Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation under a cooperativeagreement with the National Park Service.]Notes[]Name[ Craters Of The MoonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Craters of the Moon National Monument and PreserveCity[ P.O. Box 29, ArcoState[ IDZip[ 83213Phone[ (208) 527-3257Desc[ is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones andsagebrush. We invite you to explore this "weird and scenic landscape"where yesterdays volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow...]Notes[]Name[ Hagerman Fossil BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 570City[ HagermanState[ ID
  • 50. Zip[ 83332Phone[ 208-837-4793Desc[ Hagerman Fossil Beds NM contains the largest concentration of HagermanHorse fossils in North America. The Monument is internationally significantbecause it protects the worlds richest known fossil deposits from a timeperiod called the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago. These plantsand animals represent the last glimpse of time that existed before the IceAge, and the earliest appearances of modern flora and fauna.]Notes[]Name[ Minidoka InternmentType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 570City[ HagermanState[ IDZip[ 83332Phone[ 208 837-4793Desc[ The Pearl Harbor attack intensified hostility towards Japanese Americans.As wartime hysteria mounted, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order9066 causing over 120,000 West Coast persons of Japanese ancestry(Nikkei) to leave their homes, jobs, and lives behind to move to one of tenRelocation Camps. This constituted the single largest forced relocation inU.S. history. Minidoka is the story of one Camp.]Notes[]Name[ Nez PerceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Nez Perce National Historical ParkCity[ SpaldingState[ IDZip[ 83540-9715Phone[ (208) 843-2261Desc[ Since time immemorial, the Nimiipuu or Nez Perce have lived among therivers, canyons and prairies of the inland northwest. Despite the cataclysmicchange of the past two centuries, the Nez Perce are still here. Join us inexperiencing the story of a people who are still part of this landscape.]Notes[]Name[ Lincoln HomeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Lincoln Home National Historic SiteCity[ SpringfieldState[ ILZip[ 62701-1905Phone[ 217-492-4241 ex.221Desc[ "I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a taskbefore me greater than that which rested upon Washington." Abraham
  • 51. Lincoln left his home of seventeen years to serve as president of a nation onthe verge of Civil War. The Lincoln home has been restored to its 1860appearance, revealing Lincoln as husband, father, and politician and is opento the public for guided tours.]Notes[]Name[ George Rogers ClarkType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 401 S. 2nd St.City[ VincennesState[ INZip[ 47591-1001Phone[ (812) 882-1776 x110Desc[ The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Col. George Rogers Clark.His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, hadmarched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The forts captureassured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as theoriginal 13 states.]Notes[]Name[ Indiana DunesType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreCity[ PorterState[ INZip[ 46304Phone[ 219-926-7561 x225Desc[ Experience these sights at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Wavescrashing on sandy beaches, Karner Blue butterflies landing on wild lupines,Sweaty draft horses working the Chellberg Farm fields, Peaceful silencelingering along winter trails, and Bank swallows flying from their nest insidethe dunes.]Notes[]Name[ Lincoln BoyhoodType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 1816City[ Lincoln CityState[ INZip[ 47552-1816Phone[ (812) 937-4541Desc[ Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves the site of the farm whereAbraham Lincoln spent 14 formative years of his life, from the ages of 7 to21. He and his family moved to Indiana in 1816 and stayed until 1830 whenthey moved on to Illinois.]
  • 52. Notes[]Name[ Brown V Board Of EducationType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Brown v. Board of Education NHSCity[ TopekaState[ KSZip[ 66612-1143Phone[ 785-354-4273Desc[ The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation inpublic schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to beplaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history. The peoplewho make up this story were ordinary people. They were teachers,secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to betreated equally.]Notes[]Name[ Fort LarnedType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Fort Larned NHSCity[ LarnedState[ KSZip[ 67550-9321Phone[ 620-285-6911Desc[ With nine beautifully restored buildings Fort Larned NHS gives you a chanceto experience military life on the Santa Fe Trail. Established on the vastprairie in western Kansas, troops stationed at Fort Larned protected mailcoaches, freighters and other Trail traffic. As the site of an Indian Agency,Fort Larned also was instrumental in maintaining friendly relations with PlainsIndians.]Notes[]Name[ Fort ScottType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 918City[ Fort ScottState[ KSZip[ 66701-0918Phone[ 620-223-0310Desc[ Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands madehomeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link inthe chain of events that encircled Fort Scott from 1842-73. All of the sitesstructures, its parade ground, and its tallgrass prairie bear witness to this erawhen the country was forged from a young republic into a unitedtranscontinental nation.]Notes[]
  • 53. Name[ NicodemusType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Nicodemus NHSCity[ BogueState[ KSZip[ 67625-3015Phone[ 785-839-4233Desc[ An all Black Town settled by former slaves fleeing the south in 1877 after theReconstruction Period had ended following the Civil war is located in theNorthwest corner of Kansas. This living community is the only remaining allBlack Town west of the Mississippi River that was settled in the 1800s onthe western plains by former slaves. The families of the original settlerscontinue to carry on their sense of hard work.]Notes[]Name[ Tallgrass PrairieType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 585, 226 BroadwayCity[ Cottonwood FallsState[ KSZip[ 66845Phone[ 620-273-8494Desc[ Tallgrass prairie once covered 400,000 square miles of North America.Less than 4 % remains, mostly in the Flint Hills of Kansas. On November 12,1996, legislation created the 10,894 acre preserve, which protects anationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem,while containing a unique collection of natural and cultural features from theAmerican Indian to present.]Notes[]Name[ Abraham Lincoln BirthplaceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic SiteCity[ HodgenvilleState[ KYZip[ 42748Phone[ (270) 358-3137Desc[ The Site focuses on Lincolns life in Kentucky. The Birthplace Unitdemonstrates his humble beginnings with a symbolic birth cabin enshrinedwithin a neo-classic Memorial Building. The Boyhood Home Unit at KnobCreek Farm was home to Lincoln during his formative years. Events inKentucky helped mold a young boy into the man who became the nation’ssixteenth President.]Notes[]Name[ Cumberland GapType[ Historic Park/Site
  • 54. Addr[ US 25E SouthCity[ MiddlesboroState[ KYZip[ 40965-1848Phone[ (606)248-2817Desc[ At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, theNative American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route throughthe mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers andtravelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails andscenic features found in the park.]Notes[]Name[ Mammoth CaveType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 7City[ Mammoth CaveState[ KYZip[ 42259Phone[ 270-758-2180Desc[ Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of theGreen River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is theworlds longest cave system, with more than 365 miles explored. Early guideStephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but itsvast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name: Mammoth.]Notes[]Name[ Cane RiverType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ P. O. Box 1201City[ NatchitochesState[ LAZip[ 71458Phone[ 318-356-5555Desc[ Cane River National Heritage Area is a place where many cultures -American Indian, French, Spanish, African, Creole, and later American -came together to create a way of life dependent on the land, the river, andeach other.]Notes[]Name[ Cane River CreoleType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 400 Rapides Dr.City[ NatchitochesState[ LAZip[ 71457Phone[ 318-352-0383Desc[ Wander thoughtfully through the grounds of Oakland and Magnolia
  • 55. Plantations. While admiring a hand-wrought door hinge or a cleverly-workedwooden gate, we might reflect on the social and agricultural practices thatbuilt these tenant houses, pigeonniers, carpenter and blacksmith shops. Thehand-hewn cypress beams, ancient bousillage walls, and weatheredfencerows may remind us of the people who not only left us this legacy ofrural landscapes and farm buildings, but also labored to bring the UnitedStates to the country it is today.]Notes[]Name[ Jean LafitteType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 419 Decatur StreetCity[ New OrleansState[ LAZip[ 70130-1035Phone[ (504)589-3882Desc[ Slow the pace a bit and waltz into the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center inEunice. Listen (or even dance) to the lively sounds of a local Cajun band.Sample gumbo, sauce piquant, or crawfish etouffee during weekly cookingdemonstrations. Discover the past and present lives of Louisianas prairieAcadians (Cajuns) through exhibits, artifacts, and films. The center sponsorsRendez-vous des Cajuns every Saturday night at the Liberty Theater nextdoor, an evening of live Cajun and zydeco music known locally as "the CajunGrand Ole Opry." The center also hosts demonstrations of spinning andweaving, musical instrument-making, and other local crafts. Completed craftitems are periodically on display as are exhibits of art and historicaldocuments. A wide assortment of publications, recorded music, childrensbooks, and craft items are available for purchase. Park rangers are on dutydaily to answer visitor questions; special talks and educational programs areavailable by reservation. For program listings for specific dates, seeschedule of events. For directions to the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center,see map. 250 West Park Avenue, Eunice 337-457-7700 Open Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Closed December25]Notes[]Name[ New Orleans JazzType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ HeadquartersCity[ New OrleansState[ LAZip[ 70130Phone[ 504-589-4806Desc[ A story rich with innovation, experimentation, controversy and emotion, thepark provides an ideal setting to share the cultural history of the people andplaces that helped shape the development and progression of jazz in NewOrleans.
  • 56. ]Notes[]Name[ Poverty PointType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Poverty Point State Historic SiteCity[ EppsState[ LAZip[ 71237Phone[ 1-888-926-5492Desc[ Located in northeastern Louisiana, Poverty Point commemorates a culturethat thrived during the first and second millennia B.C. This site, whichcontains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America, ismanaged by the state of Louisiana. These state park facilities are open tothe public. PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO FEDERAL FACILITIES.]Notes[]Name[ AdamsType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Adams National Historical ParkCity[ QuincyState[ MAZip[ 02169-1749Phone[ (617) 770-1175Desc[ Adams National Historical Park tells the story of four generations of theAdams family (from 1720 to 1927). The park has two main sites: theBirthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President JohnQuincy Adams, and Peacefield including the "Old House," home to fourgenerations of the Adams family, and the Stone Library which contains morethan 14,000 historic volumes.]Notes[]Name[ BostonType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Boston National Historical ParkCity[ BostonState[ MAZip[ 02129Phone[ 617-242-5642Desc[ Bostonians blazed a trail of freedom from colony to independence. They metin town meetings to argue contemporary issues, they spoke againstexcessive taxes, and they were among the leaders in organizing a defenseagainst British dominion. Today the sites of Boston National Historical Parksymbolize the accomplishments of that revolutionary generation...]Notes[]Name[ Boston African American
  • 57. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Boston African American National Historic SiteCity[ BostonState[ MAZip[ 02108Phone[ (617) 742-5415Desc[ One of the strongest abolitionist communities in America was the free blackcommunity that lived on the north slope of Beacon Hill in downtown Boston.The Black Heritage Trail highlights the history of Bostons antebellum freeblack community and their leadership in the abolition movement andUnderground Railroad. Discover this unique history by taking an online tourof the Black Heritage Trail.]Notes[]Name[ Boston Harbor IslandsType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Boston Harbor Islands PartnershipCity[ BostonState[ MAZip[ 02110-3350Phone[ 617-223-8666Desc[ The Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area includes 34 islands withinBoston Harbor. Imagine a place where you can walk through a Civil War erafort, explore tide pools, climb our nations most historic lighthouse, hike lushtrails and salt marshes, camp under the stars, or relax while fishing,picnicking or swimming—all within reach of downtown Boston.]Notes[]Name[ Cape CodType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ 99 Marconi Station Site RoadCity[ WellfleetState[ MAZip[ 02667Phone[ (508)349-3785Desc[ The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protectedwithin the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes,ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, culturallandscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cods pastand continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trailsbeckon todays visitors.]Notes[]Name[ EssexType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.City[ Salem
  • 58. State[ MAZip[ 01970Phone[ 978-740-0444Desc[ The Essex National Heritage Area begins just 10 miles north of Boston andcovers 500 square miles of eastern Massachusetts to the New Hampshireborder. The Area includes hundreds of historical sites, miles of intactlandscapes, glistening coastal regions and lifetimes of rich experiences thatchronicle the history of our region and of our nation.]Notes[]Name[ Frederick Law OlmstedType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 99 Warren StreetCity[ BrooklineState[ MAZip[ 02445Phone[ (617)566-1689Desc[ Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder ofAmerican landscape architecture and the nations foremost parkmaker.Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established theworlds first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.During the next century, his sons and successors perpetuated Olmstedsdesign ideals, philosophy, and influence.]Notes[]Name[ John F KennedyType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 83 Beals StreetCity[ BrooklineState[ MAZip[ 02446Phone[ (617)566-7937Desc[ John F. Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace of Americas 35th president.In 1967, the president’s mother returned here, where Kennedy spent hisboyhood, and restored the house to her recollection of its 1917 appearance.Each year, thousands of visitors join NPS staff to share Mrs. Kennedy’smemories in a tour of the house and neighborhood that, in her words, hold"many happy memories."]Notes[]Name[ LongfellowType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Longfellow National Historic SiteCity[ CambridgeState[ MAZip[ 02138Phone[ (617)876-4491
  • 59. Desc[ Longfellow National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry WadsworthLongfellow, one of the worlds foremost 19th century poets. The house alsoserved as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege ofBoston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offersunique opportunities to explore the themes of 19th century literature and thearts.]Notes[]Name[ LowellType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 67 Kirk StreetCity[ LowellState[ MAZip[ 01852Phone[ 978-970-5000Desc[ The early story of Americas Industrial Revolution is commemorated at LowellNational Historical Park in the midst of this lively city. The Park offers visitorsan in-depth look into the past that brought the 19th century textile industry totap the waterpower of the Merrimack River while also revealing culturalconnections to the present and visions for the future. Positions Available]Notes[]Name[ Minute ManType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Minute Man National Historical ParkCity[ ConcordState[ MAZip[ 01742Phone[ (978) 369-6993Desc[ On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at Lexington andConcord with a clash of arms known to history as "the shot heard round theworld." At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of theRevolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and witnessthe American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.]Notes[]Name[ New Bedford WhalingType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ New Bedford Whaling National Historical ParkCity[ New BedfordState[ MAZip[ 02740Phone[ 508-996-4095Desc[ New Bedford was the mid 19th centurys preeminent whaling port and for atime "the richest city in the world." Come stroll down cobblestone streets,visit the world’s largest whaling museum, tour a whaling merchant’s homeand whalemans chapel, and walk a 19th century schooner’s decks. Walk in
  • 60. the footsteps of Herman Melville and Frederick Douglass and learn about aremarkable era.]Notes[]Name[ Salem MaritimeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Salem Maritime National Historic SiteCity[ SalemState[ MAZip[ 01970Phone[ (978)740-1650Desc[ Salem Massachusetts was once one of the most important ports in thenation. The historic buildings, wharves, and reconstructed tall ship at SalemMaritime tell the stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War Privateers, andmerchants who brought the riches of the Far East to America.]Notes[]Name[ Saugus Iron WorksType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 244 Central StreetCity[ SaugusState[ MAZip[ 01906-2107Phone[ 781-233-0050Desc[ Explore this place where European iron makers brought their special skills toa young Massachusetts colony. Three hundred year old artifacts, workingwaterwheels, and mill machinery help to tell the story of a business failuredestined to be a National Park.]Notes[]Name[ Springfield ArmoryType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Springfield Armory National Historic SiteCity[ SpringfieldState[ MAZip[ 01105-1299Phone[ (413)734-8551Desc[ Overlooking the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts, SpringfieldArmory National Historic Site offers the story of our Nations first armory. Ourlarge museum, year-round public programs, exhibits, and special eventsspeak of nearly two centuries of pioneering American military armsmanufacturing.]Notes[]Name[ AntietamType[ Battlefield/Military Park
  • 61. Addr[ P.O. Box 158City[ SharpsburgState[ MDZip[ 21782-0158Phone[ 301-432-5124Desc[ 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours ofsavage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended theConfederate Army of Northern Virginias first invasion into the North and ledto Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary EmancipationProclamation. more...]Notes[]Name[ Assateague IslandType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ 7206 National Seashore LaneCity[ BerlinState[ MDZip[ 21811Phone[ 410-641-1441Desc[ Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean windand waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on themove. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastalbays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.]Notes[]Name[ Baltimore-WashingtonType[ ParkwayAddr[ Parkway MaintenanceCity[ GreenbeltState[ MDZip[ 20770Phone[ 301-344-3948Desc[ Enjoy the scenic entryway into our Nations Capital. Opened in 1954, theparkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland withWashington, D.C. It is a part of four parkways that welcome visitors andintegrate a design to convey to citizens the importance of the capital city. TheNPS manages the parkway from the D.C. boundary to Fort Meade,Maryland.]Notes[]Name[ Catoctin MountainType[ ParkAddr[ 6602 Foxville RoadCity[ ThurmontState[ MDZip[ 21788-1598Phone[ 301-663-9388
  • 62. Desc[ Second growth forest and second chances provided a variety ofrecreationalopportunities. President Franklin D. Roosevelt created programs to givepeople a chance to rebuild their lives from the Great Depression. The WorksProgress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps gave this landa second opportunity and through re-growth, a new role as a recreation area.]Notes[]Name[ Chesapeake & Ohio CanalType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ C&O Canal NHP HeadquartersCity[ HagerstownState[ MDZip[ 21740-6620Phone[ 301-739-4200Desc[ Preserving Americas colorful Canal era and transportation history, theChesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles ofadventure. Originally, the C&O Canal was a lifeline for communities andbusinesses along the Potomac River as coal, lumber, grain and otheragricultural products floated down the canal to market. Today millions ofvisitors hike or bike the C&O Canal each year to enjoy the natural, culturaland recreational opportunities available.]Notes[]Name[ Chesapeake Bay Gateways NetworkType[ VariousAddr[ NPS - Chesapeake Bay ProgramCity[ AnnapolisState[ MDZip[ 21403Phone[ 1-888-BAYWAYSDesc[ First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs andoysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bayhas touched and influenced much of the American story - early settlement,commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and itssurrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historicareas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities. Experience thediversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay GatewaysNetwork – a system of over 150 parks, refuges, museums, historiccommunities and water trails in the Bay watershed. Each of these sites tellsa piece of the vast Chesapeake story. For a comprehensive guide to theGateways Network, visit the Gateways website. The Chesapeake BayGateways Network is coordinated by the National Park Service, which alsomanages about 10 of the Networks sites. Other Gateways are managed bylocal, state, and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations.]Notes[]Name[ Clara Barton
  • 63. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Clara Barton National Historic SiteCity[ Glen EchoState[ MDZip[ 20812Phone[ 301-492-6245Desc[ Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need -both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. GlenEcho was her home the last [15]Notes[]Name[ Fort FooteType[ ParkAddr[ 13551 Fort Washington RoadCity[ Fort WashingtonState[ MDZip[ 20744Phone[ 301-763-4600Desc[ Fort Foote constructed on Roziers Bluff to strengthen the ring of fortificationsthat encircled Washington, D.C. Fort Foote helped protect Washington, D.C.with the thunderous powerful guns of its time.]Notes[]Name[ Fort McHenryType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 2400 East Fort AvenueCity[ BaltimoreState[ MDZip[ 21230-5393Phone[ 410/962-4290Desc[ "O say can you see, by the dawns early light," a large red, white and bluebanner? “Whose broad stripes and bright stars . . . were so gallantlystreaming!” over the star-shaped Fort McHenry during the Battle ofBaltimore, September 13-14, 1814. The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”]Notes[]Name[ Fort WashingtonType[ ParkAddr[ 13551 Fort Washington RoadCity[ Fort WashingtonState[ MDZip[ 20744Phone[ (301)763-4600Desc[ Fort Washington has stood as silent sentry defending the Nations Capital,
  • 64. for over 180 years. As technologies advanced so did Fort Washington. FortWashington is one of the few remaining Seacoast Forts in its originaldesigns.]Notes[]Name[ Glen EchoType[ ParkAddr[ 7300 MacArthur BoulevardCity[ Glen EchoState[ MDZip[ 20812Phone[ 301-492-6229Desc[ Begun in 1891 as an idealistic attempt to create a National ChautauquaAssembly "to promote liberal and practical education", the park becameinstead the areas premier amusement park from 1898-1968. Today, thepark has come full circle, offering year-round educational activities, while twoamusement-era destinations (the Spanish Ballroom and Dentzel Carousel)remain major attractions.]Notes[]Name[ GreenbeltType[ ParkAddr[ 6565 Greenbelt RoadCity[ GreenbeltState[ MDZip[ 20770Phone[ 301-344-3948Desc[ Camp or hike among 1100 acres of pine and deciduous forest located justtwelve miles from Washington, D.C. Discover Greenbelt Park and makeplans to visit Washington, D.C. and stay at Greenbelt Parks campground foronly $16. The Greenbelt campground is known for its safety, affordability,peaceful surroundings, National Park Service hospitality and is open all yearround.]Notes[]Name[ HamptonType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Hampton National Historic SiteCity[ TowsonState[ MDZip[ 21286Phone[ 410.823.1309Desc[ Hampton is the story of people -- enslaved African Americans, indenturedservants, industrial and agricultural workers, and owners. It is also the story ofthe economic and moral changes that made this kind of life obsolete. Whenit was finished in 1790, Hampton was the largest house in the United States.Set among beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, it remains a
  • 65. showplace today.]Notes[]Name[ Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill FarmType[ ParkAddr[ 6411 Oxon Hill RoadCity[ Oxon HillState[ MDZip[ 20745Phone[ 301-839-1176Desc[ The diverse history of Maryland and our national heritage can beexperienced at Oxon Cove Park. Through hands on activities, living historyprograms, and more, you can experience farm life and how its changedovertime. Explore how the park evolved from a plantation home during theWar of 1812, to a hospital farm, to the park you can visit today.]Notes[]Name[ PiscatawayType[ ParkAddr[ 13551 Fort Washington RoadCity[ Fort WashingtonState[ MDZip[ 20744Phone[ (301) 763-4600Desc[ Two hundred years ago, George Washington described Mount Vernon bysaying, "No estate in the United America is more pleasantly situated thanthis."]Notes[]Name[ Thomas StoneType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 6655 Rosehill RdCity[ Port TobaccoState[ MDZip[ 20677Phone[ 301-392-1776Desc[ When Thomas Stone signed the Declaration of Independence he literallywrote himself into American history. Immerse yourself in revolutionary history.Visit the restored house and stroll the 322 acres of Haberdeventure, a"dwelling place in the winds". Purchased in 1770 by Thomas Stone thisrestored plantation home as been open to the public as a National HistoricSite since 1997.]Notes[]Name[ AcadiaType[ Park
  • 66. Addr[ P.O. Box 177City[ Bar HarborState[ MEZip[ 04609-0177Phone[ (207) 288-3338Desc[ People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history.Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated theland that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plantsand animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Todayvisitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads,or relax and enjoy the scenery.]Notes[]Name[ Maine Acadian CultureType[ ParkAddr[ Maine Acadian Heritage CouncilCity[ MadawaskaState[ MEZip[ 04756Phone[ (207) 728-6826Desc[ Maine Acadians share beliefs and experiences tying them to a commonreligion, languages, and history. The St. John River, land, and family areessential to their culture. The National Park Service supports the MaineAcadian Heritage Council, an association of historical societies, culturalclubs, towns, and museums that work together to support Maine Acadianculture in the St. John Valley.]Notes[]Name[ Roosevelt CampobelloType[ ParkAddr[ Executive SecretaryCity[ LubecState[ MEZip[ 04652Phone[ (506) 752-2922Desc[ For many years, Franklin D. Roosevelt summered on Campobello Island. Asan adult, he shared with his family the same active pursuits he enjoyed on theisland as child. Although he visited less frequently after contracting polio,Campobello remained important to FDR. Today Roosevelt CampobelloInternational Park serves as a memorial to FDR and a symbol of cooperationbetween the U.S. and Canada.]Notes[]Name[ Saint Croix IslandType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ c/o Acadia National ParkCity[ Bar Harbor
  • 67. State[ MEZip[ 04609-0177Phone[ (207) 288-3338Desc[ The winter of 1604-1605 on Saint Croix Island was a cruel one for PierreDuguas French expedition. Iced in by freezing temperatures and cut off fromfresh water and game, 35 of 79 men died. As spring arrived and nativepeople traded game for bread, the health of those remaining improved.Although the expedition moved on by summer, the European presence innorthern North America had begun.]Notes[]Name[ Isle RoyaleType[ ParkAddr[ Isle Royale National ParkCity[ HoughtonState[ MIZip[ 49931-1895Phone[ (906)482-0984Desc[ Isle Royales physical isolation and primitive wilderness challenged humanuse for centuries; ironically today it has become the Island’s main attraction.Accessible only by boat or seaplane, visitors come to experience this islandpark through hiking its trails, paddling its inland waterways, exploring itsrugged coast, or venturing into the depth of its shipwrecks.]Notes[]Name[ KeweenawType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 25970 Red Jacket RoadCity[ CalumetState[ MIZip[ 49913Phone[ (906) 337-3168Desc[ From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper.Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors andimmigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thrivingindustries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have sinceclosed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.]Notes[]Name[ Pictured RocksType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ N8391 Sand Point RoadCity[ MunisingState[ MIZip[ 49862-0040Phone[ 906.387.2607Desc[ Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and
  • 68. shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking,camping, sightseeing, and four season outdoor opportunities abound. TheLakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. LakeSuperior is the largest, deepest, coldest, and most pristine of all the GreatLakes.]Notes[]Name[ Sleeping Bear DunesType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Sleeping Bear Dunes National LakeshoreCity[ EmpireState[ MIZip[ 49630-9797Phone[ 231-326-5134Desc[ Welcome to one of the most beautiful natural areas in Michigans LowerPeninsula. Come and enjoy 35 miles of Lake Michigans eastern coastline,explore North and South Manitou Islands, and of course climb the dunes!Learn about the history of shipping, logging, and agriculture of the area byvisiting former Life-Saving Service/Coast Guard Stations, and Port OneidaHistoric District.]Notes[]Name[ Grand PortageType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Headquarters:City[ Grand MaraisState[ MNZip[ 55604-0668Phone[ 218-387-2788Desc[ For over 400 years Ojibwe families of Grand Portage have tapped maplesevery spring on a ridge located just off Lake Superior. During the summer,Ojibwe fishermen harvest in the same areas their forefathers have. Beforethe United States and Canada existed, the trading of furs, ideas and genesbetween the Ojibwe and French and English fur traders flourished. From1778 until 1802, welcomed by the Grand Portage Ojibwe, the North WestCompany located their headquarters and western supply depot here forbusiness and a summer rendezvous. Today, Grand Portage NationalMonument and Indian Reservation form a bridge between people, time andculture.]Notes[]Name[ MississippiType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Mississippi River Visitor CenterCity[ St. PaulState[ MNZip[ 55102
  • 69. Phone[ 651.293.0200Desc[ Used by Native Americans for trade, food, and water supply long beforeEuropeans visited the "New World," the Mississippi River and its watershedhave shaped the continent and its cultures. Today, the "Father of Waters" isstill a powerful force of nature. It is used by millions of people for drinkingwater, a playground, a shipping lane, and a political boundary. Although it isheavily influenced by human controls, it remains a haven for millions of plants,animals and other living things that thrive in its embrace.]Notes[]Name[ PipestoneType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 36 Reservation AveCity[ PipestoneState[ MNZip[ 56164-1269Phone[ 507-825-5464Desc[ Pipestone National Monument offers an opportunity to explore AmericanIndian culture and the natural resources of the tallgrass prairie. Establishedby Congress in 1937 to protect the historic pipestone quarries, the site isconsidered sacred by many American Indians. Spanning centuries of use,American Indians continue to quarry pipestone which they carve into sacredpipes.]Notes[]Name[ VoyageursType[ ParkAddr[ 3131 Highway 53 SouthCity[ International FallsState[ MNZip[ 56649-8904Phone[ 218-283-9821Desc[ Nearly 200 years ago French Canadian voyageurs paddled birch barkcanoes full of animal pelts and trade goods through this place on their way toLake Athabaska in Canada. Voyageurs is a water-based park where youmust park your car and take to the water to fully experience the lakes, islandsand shoreline of the park. Today motorboats, houseboats, canoes andkayaks are all used here.]Notes[]Name[ George Washington CarverType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ George Washington Carver NMCity[ DiamondState[ MOZip[ 64840-8314Phone[ 417-325-4151
  • 70. Desc[ The young boy known as the "Plant Doctor," tended his secret garden whileobserving the day to day operations of a successful 19th century farm.Nature and nurture ultimately influenced George on his journey to becoming arenowned scientist of agriculture.]Notes[]Name[ Harry S TrumanType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 223 North Main StreetCity[ IndependenceState[ MOZip[ 64050-2804Phone[ 816-254-2720Desc[ Harry Trumans story is one of hope & frustration, choice & chance. AsPresident, he took the US from its traditional isolationism into the age ofinternational involvement. Visitors experience the surroundings HST knewfrom his formative years as a 22-year-old youth of modest ambition throughhis retirement and death at age 88 as a former president of the UnitedStates.]Notes[]Name[ JeffersonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Jefferson National Expansion MemorialCity[ St. LouisState[ MOZip[ 63102Phone[ 314-655-1700Desc[ Thomas Jeffersons vision of the spread of freedom and democracy from"sea to shining sea" inspired Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece of moderndesign. The 630 foot stainless steel Gateway Arch reflects St. Louis’ role asthe gateway to the West. The park is a memorial to Jefferson’s role inopening the West through the Louisiana Purchase, to the pioneers whohelped shape the history of the American West, and to Dred Scott who suedfor his freedom from slavery in the Old Courthouse.]Notes[]Name[ OzarkType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 404 Watercress DriveCity[ Van BurenState[ MOZip[ 63965Phone[ 573 323 4236Desc[ Two of Americas clearest and most beautiful spring-fed rivers make up theOzark National Scenic Riverways, the first national park area to protect awild river system. The Current and Jacks Fork Rivers wind through a
  • 71. landscape of rugged hills and towering bluffs. A message from theSuperintendent about efforts to control rowdy behavior on the rivers.]Notes[]Name[ Ulysses S GrantType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 7400 Grant RoadCity[ St. LouisState[ MOZip[ 63123Phone[ 314-842-3298Desc[ Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved theUnion and the 18th President of the United States. Few people know abouthis rise to fame or his personal life. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, ather family home, named White Haven. Today, that home commemoratestheir lives and loving partnership against the turbulent backdrop of thenineteenth century.]Notes[]Name[ Wilsons CreekType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 6424 West Farm Road 182City[ RepublicState[ MOZip[ 65738-9514Phone[ 417.732.2662Desc[ Wilsons Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of theMississippi River, and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the firstUnion general killed in combat. Although a Southern victory, the Southernersfailed to capitalize on their success. With the exception of the vegetation, thefield has changed little and remains in near pristine condition.]Notes[]Name[ American MemorialType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 5198-CHRBCity[ SaipanState[ MPZip[ 96950Phone[ 670-234-7207Desc[ American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people whogave their lives during the Marianas Campaign of World War II. Over 5,000names are inscribed on a memorial which was dedicated during the 50thanniversary of the Invasion of Saipan. Within the 133-acre boundary arebeaches, sports fields, picnic sites, boat marinas, playgrounds, walkways,and a 30-acre wetland and mangrove forest.]
  • 72. Notes[]Name[ Brices Cross RoadsType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 2680 Natchez Trace ParkwayCity[ TupeloState[ MSZip[ 38804Phone[ 662-680-4025Desc[ The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory forMajor General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the warproved costly for the Confederates. Brices Cross Roads is an excellentexample of winning the battle, but losing the war.]Notes[]Name[ NatchezType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 640 South Canal StreetCity[ NatchezState[ MSZip[ 39120Phone[ (601)442-7047Desc[ Throughout its history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity. Thisis evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. From the magnificentantebellum estate of John McMurran, to the downtown home of African-American barber and diarist William Johnson, to the French Fort Rosalie,this diverse Mississippi River town has lent itself to opportunity for hundredsof years.]Notes[]Name[ Natchez TraceType[ TrailAddr[ Natchez Trace ParkwayCity[ TupeloState[ MSZip[ 38804Phone[ 662-680-4027Desc[ The Old Natchez Trace was a 500-mile footpath that ran through Choctawand Chickasaw lands connecting Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville,Tennessee. You can experience portions of that journey the way earliertravelers did - on foot. Today there are four separate trails totaling 65 milesand they are administered by the Natchez Trace Parkway.]Notes[]Name[ Natchez TraceType[ ParkwayAddr[ Natchez Trace Parkway
  • 73. City[ TupeloState[ MSZip[ 38804-9715Phone[ 1 800 305 7417Desc[ The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail thatconnected southern portions of the Mississippi River, through Alabama, tosalt licks in todays central Tennessee. Today, visitors can experience thisNational Scenic Byway and All-American Road through driving, hiking,biking, horseback riding, and camping.]Notes[]Name[ TupeloType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ c/o Natchez Trace ParkwayCity[ TupeloState[ MSZip[ 38804Phone[ 662 680 4025Desc[ In June of 1864, Maj. Gen. William Sherman successfully kept Maj. Gen.Nathan Bedford Forrests cavalry corps in Mississippi at the Battle of BricesCross Roads and away from the Federal supply line in Tennessee. To keepForrest there in July, Sherman had to order another attack.]Notes[]Name[ VicksburgType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 3201 Clay StreetCity[ VicksburgState[ MSZip[ 39183Phone[ 601-636-0583Desc[ Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the campaign, siege anddefense of Vicksburg. Vicksburg was a fortress located on high groundguarding the Mississippi River. Its surrender on July 4, 1863, coupled withthe fall of Port Hudson, Louisiana, divided the South, and gave the Northundisputed control of the Mississippi River. The Vicksburg battlefieldincludes 1,330 monuments and markers, a 16 mile tour road, a restoredUnion gunboat, and a National Cemetery.]Notes[]Name[ Big HoleType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 237City[ WisdomState[ MTZip[ 59761Phone[ 406-689-3155
  • 74. Desc[ On August 9, 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp ofNez Perce. Colonel John Gibbon and 163 men of the 7th Infantry and 34Bitterroot Volunteers had orders to stop the non-treaty Nez Perce and returnthem to Idaho. The nearly 800 Nez Perce men, women, and children had fledtheir native lands when being forced onto a smaller reservation.]Notes[]Name[ Bighorn CanyonType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Bighorn Canyon NRA HeadquartersCity[ Fort SmithState[ MTZip[ 59035-7458Phone[ 406-666-2412Desc[ Immerse yourself in the relaxing surroundings of Bighorn Canyon NationalRecreation Area. The canyon offers a diversified landscape of forest,mountains, upland prairie, deep canyons, broad valleys, high desert, lakeand wetlands. Since the creation of the recreation area, people have beenable to find tranquil settings to better explore recreation, nature, wildlife, andhistory.]Notes[]Name[ GlacierType[ ParkAddr[ Park HeadquartersCity[ West GlacierState[ MTZip[ 59936Phone[ (406) 888-7800Desc[ Come and experience Glaciers pristine forests, alpine meadows, ruggedmountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is ahikers paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude.Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, andstories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discoverwhat awaits you.]Notes[]Name[ Grant-Kohrs RanchType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 266 Warren LaneCity[ Deer LodgeState[ MTZip[ 59722-0790Phone[ 406-846-2070x226Desc[ Wide open spaces, the hard-working cowboy, his spirited cow pony, andvast herds of cattle are among the strongest symbols of the American West.Once the headquarters of a 10 million acre cattle empire, Grant-Kohrs Ranch
  • 75. National Historic Site is a working cattle ranch that preserves these symbolsand commemorates the role of cattlemen in American history.]Notes[]Name[ Little Bighorn BattlefieldType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 39City[ Crow AgencyState[ MTZip[ 590220039Phone[ 406-638-3204Desc[ This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern PlainsIndians to preserve their way of life. Here in 1876, 263 soldiers and attachedpersonnel of the U.S. Army, including Lt. Col. George A. Custer, met death atthe hands of several thousand Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.]Notes[]Name[ Blue RidgeType[ ParkwayAddr[ 199 Hemphill Knob RoadCity[ AshevilleState[ NCZip[ 28803-8686Phone[ 828 298 0398Desc[ A drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway is meant to be slow paced andrelaxing. In early spring, new wildflowers pop up daily. The Parkwaymeanders 469 miles between Shenandoah and Great Smoky MountainsNational Parks. With only a few facilities open this time of year, the incentiveis even greater to explore the many communities along the way that makeour region so special.]Notes[]Name[ Cape HatterasType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ 1401 National Park DriveCity[ ManteoState[ NCZip[ 27954Phone[ 252-473-2111Desc[ A haven for recreation and reflection, the islands of Cape Hatteras areconstantly changed by tide, storm, current and wind. The plants, wildlife andpeople who live here adapt continually. You see in their daily lives and hear itin the telling of their stories. And there are many story places - sandybeaches, salt marshes, maritime woods - explore them all!]Notes[]
  • 76. Name[ Cape LookoutType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ 131 Charles St.City[ Harkers IslandState[ NCZip[ 28531Phone[ (252) 728-2250Desc[ Take a boat trip three miles off-shore to the islands of Cape LookoutNational Seashore. Here you can enjoy remote beaches, watch wild horsesand other wildlife, or visit one of the historic districts. Be sure to bring apicnic lunch for the day. Going camping takes a little more planning.]Notes[]Name[ Carl Sandburg HomeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 81 Carl Sandburg LaneCity[ Flat RockState[ NCZip[ 28731-8635Phone[ (828) 693-4178Desc[ Carl Sandburg spent a lifetime exploring what it meant to be an Americanand asked the eternal questions, "Who am I, where am I going and wherehave I been?" He did this through poetry, song, lectures, writing and lastingfriendships with kindred spirits. Explore Sandburgs legacy and ExperienceYour America.]Notes[]Name[ Fort RaleighType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1401 National Park DriveCity[ ManteoState[ NCZip[ 27954Phone[ 252.473.5772Desc[ Fort Raleigh National Historic Site protects and preserves known portions ofEnglands first New World settlements from 1584 to 1590. This site alsopreserves the cultural heritage of the Native Americans, EuropeanAmericans and African Americans who have lived on Roanoke Island.]Notes[]Name[ Guilford CourthouseType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Guilford Courthouse National Military ParkCity[ GreensboroState[ NCZip[ 27410-2355
  • 77. Phone[ 336-288-1776Desc[ "I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought likedemons" -Lt. General Charles, Earl Cornwallis The largest, most hotlycontestedbattle of the Revolutionary Wars Southern Campaign was foughtat the small North Carolina backcounty hamlet of Guilford Courthouse. Thebattle proved to be the highwater mark of British military operations in theRevolutionary War.]Notes[]Name[ Moores CreekType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 40 Patriots Hall DriveCity[ CurrieState[ NCZip[ 28435Phone[ 910-283-5591Desc[ "King George and Broadswords! shouted loyalists as they charged acrosspartially dismantled Moores Creek Bridge on February 27, 1776. Justbeyond the bridge nearly a 1,000 North Carolina patriots waited quietly withcannons and muskets poised to fire. This dramatic victory ended British rulein the colony forever.]Notes[]Name[ Wright BrothersType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Wright Brothers National MemorialCity[ ManteoState[ NCZip[ 27954Phone[ 252 441 7430Desc[ Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to KittyHawk, North Carolina, where after four years of experimentation, theyachieved the first successful airplane flights in 1903. With courage andperseverance these self-taught engineers relied on teamwork andapplication of the scientific process. What they achieved changed our worldforever.]Notes[]Name[ Fort Union Trading PostType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Fort Union Trading Post NHSCity[ WillistonState[ NDZip[ 58801Phone[ 701 572 9083Desc[ Fort Union Trading Post was the most important fur trading post on the upperMissouri from 1828 to 1867. At this post, the Assiniboine, Crow, Cree,
  • 78. Ojibway, Blackfeet, Hidatsa, and other tribes traded buffalo robes and otherfurs for trade goods such as beads, guns, blankets, knives, cookware, andcloth.]Notes[]Name[ Knife River Indian VillagesType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ PO Box 9City[ StantonState[ NDZip[ 58571-0009Phone[ 701-745-3300Desc[ Step into a reconstructed earthlodge and imagine boiling buffalo meat in aclay pot or pounding corn with a mortar and pestle. View the artistry ofeveryday and ceremonial clothing, bags, and implements. Listen tomemories of traditional Hidatsa Indian life, then walk to Sakakawea Villagesite, where earthlodge depressions hint of life in a vibrant village, alive withgames, ceremonies, and trade.]Notes[]Name[ Theodore RooseveltType[ ParkAddr[ Box 7City[ MedoraState[ NDZip[ 58645-0007Phone[ 701 623-4466Desc[ Theodore Roosevelt first came to the badlands in September 1883 on ahunting trip. While here he became interested in the cattle business andinvested in the Maltese Cross Ranch. He returned the next year andestablished the Elkhorn Ranch. Years later he stated several times, "I neverwould have been President if it had not been for my experiences in NorthDakota."]Notes[]Name[ Agate Fossil BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 301 River RoadCity[ HarrisonState[ NEZip[ 69346-2734Phone[ (308)668-2211Desc[ During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux alreadyknew - bones preserved in one of the most complete Miocene mammal sitesin the world. Yet, Agate is a landscape that reflects many players - from earlyanimals roaming the valleys and hills, to tribal nations calling the High Plainshome, to explorers and ranchers passing through or settling in the American
  • 79. West.]Notes[]Name[ HomesteadType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 8523 W. State Highway 4City[ BeatriceState[ NEZip[ 68310Phone[ (402) 223-3514Desc[ The cry was FREE LAND!! The Homestead Act of 1862 was one of the mostsignificant and enduring events in the westward expansion of the UnitedStates. By granting free land to claimants, it allowed nearly any man orwoman a chance to live the American dream of owning their own land. Visitthe park and gain understanding on how the Act changed the lives of allAmericans and the land.]Notes[]Name[ Lewis & ClarkType[ TrailAddr[ Lewis & Clark NHTCity[ OmahaState[ NEZip[ 68102Phone[ (402)661-1804Desc[ Between May 1804 and September 1806, 32 men, one woman, and a babytraveled from the plains of the Midwest to the shores of the Pacific Ocean.They called themselves the Corps of Discovery. In their search for a waterroute to the Pacific Ocean, they opened a window onto the west for theyoung United States.]Notes[]Name[ MissouriType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ HQ, Missouri National Recreational RiverCity[ ONeillState[ NEZip[ 68763Phone[ NPS: 402-336-3970Desc[ The Missouri has a history like no other river. Explore the great waterway ofAmerican Indians, fur trappers, Lewis and Clark, and many others.Experience the dynamic character of the rivers ever-changing nature. Viewthe natural beauty of the "rec river" along 100 miles of the Nebraska-SouthDakota border. Listen for the eerie screech of the majestic bald eagle or thesplash of a trophy fish.]Notes[
  • 80. ]Name[ NiobraraType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ HeadquartersCity[ ONeillState[ NEZip[ 68763Phone[ (402) 336-3970Desc[ The Niobrara River drains over 12,000 square miles of the Sandhills, one ofthe largest stabilized dunefields in the world. Take a leisurely float on thisoutstanding Great Plains river in north-central Nebraska. Youll be pleasantlysurprised to see pine-clad hills and prairie, numerous waterfalls, tallsandstone cliffs and wildlife like deer, bison, elk, beaver, mink, herons andkingfishers.]Notes[]Name[ Scotts BluffType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Scotts Bluff National MonumentCity[ GeringState[ NEZip[ 69341-0027Phone[ 308-436-4340Desc[ Towering eight hundred feet above the North Platte River, Scotts Bluff hasbeen a natural landmark for many peoples, and it served as the path markerfor those on the Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails.Scotts Bluff National Monument preserves 3,000 acres of unusual landformations which rise over the otherwise flat prairieland below.]Notes[]Name[ Saint-GaudensType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 139 Saint Gaudens RoadCity[ CornishState[ NHZip[ 03745Phone[ 603-675-2175Desc[ Discover the beautiful home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of Americas greatest sculptors. Over 100 of his artworks canbe seen in the galleries, from heroic public monuments to expressive portraitreliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage.Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talentsduring a sculpture class.]Notes[]Name[ EdisonType[ Historic Park/Site
  • 81. Addr[ Main Street and Lakeside AvenueCity[ West OrangeState[ NJZip[ 07052Phone[ 973-736-0551Desc[ Imagine your day ending at sunset. Life without music, motion pictures, radio.Life without light itself. Our modern lives began at the turn of the century inWest Orange, New Jersey. The Laboratory and home of Thomas Edison,stopped in time, continue to teach a new generation.]Notes[]Name[ MorristownType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 30 Washington PlaceCity[ MorristownState[ NJZip[ 07960-4299Phone[ (973) 539-2016Desc[ "The monster hunger still attended us. Here was the army starved andnakedand there their country sitting still and expecting the army to do notablethings." Such was the winter encampment at Morristown, New Jersey asseen by Private Joseph Plumb Martin. The village served as quarters for theContinental Army on two occasions; the winter of 1777 and again during theHard Winter of 1779-1780.]Notes[]Name[ New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail RouteType[ TrailAddr[ 389 Fortescue RoadCity[ NewportState[ NJZip[ 08345-0568Phone[ 856.447.0103Desc[ The Trail will show you roads less traveled where you can find historicvillages, migrating eagles, and boardwalks on miles of sandy beaches. Thisauto-trail stretches nearly 300 miles along New Jerseys shore and bays.Explore the Trail’s five regions and you’ll find the nation’s oldest operatinglighthouse; the town where revolutionaries burned British tea; and the state’sofficial tall ship.]Notes[]Name[ New Jersey PinelandsType[ ParkAddr[ New Jersey Pinelands CommissionCity[ New LisbonState[ NJZip[ 08064
  • 82. Phone[ (609) 894-7300Desc[ This is truly a special place. Its classified as a United States BiosphereReserve and in 1978 was established by Congress as the countrys firstNational Reserve. It includes portions of seven southern New Jerseycounties, and encompasses over one-million acres of farms, forests andwetlands. It contains 56 communities, from hamlets to suburbs, with over700,000 permanent residents. For more>]Notes[]Name[ Aztec RuinsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 84 County Road 2900City[ AztecState[ NMZip[ 87410Phone[ (505) 334-6174Desc[ Around 1100 A.D. ancestral Pueblo people embarked on an ambitiousbuilding project along the Animas River in northwestern New Mexico. In lessthan three decades they built a monumental "great house." Aztec Weststands three-stories high, stretches longer than a football field and once hadas many as 500-rooms including a ceremonial “great kiva” over 40-feet indiameter. A short trail winds through room blocks of this massive siteoffering visitors a uniquely intimate experience. Along the way discoveroriginal roofs intact, ponder intriguing “T” shaped and north-facing cornerdoors, see a reed mat left by early inhabitants and more. The trail culminatesby descending into the reconstructed great kiva, a building that inherentlyinspires contemplation, wonder, and an ancient sense of sacredness.]Notes[]Name[ BandelierType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 15 Entrance RoadCity[ Los AlamosState[ NMZip[ 87544Phone[ (505) 672-3861 x517Desc[ The ancestors of modern Pueblo people built thriving communities in thearea called Bandelier about 600 years ago. Several thousand AncestralPueblo dwellings are found among the pink mesas and sheer-walledcanyons. The best-known archeological sites, in Frijoles Canyon near theVisitor Center, were inhabited from the 1100s into the mid-1500s.]Notes[]Name[ Capulin VolcanoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Capulin Volcano National MonumentCity[ Capulin
  • 83. State[ NMZip[ 88414Phone[ (505) 278-2201Desc[ Mammoths, giant bison, and short-faced bears witnessed the earthquakesand firework-like explosions which hurled molten rock thousands of feet intothe air. Approximately 60,000 years ago, the rain of cooling cinders formedCapulin Volcano, a nearly perfectly-shaped cinder cone, rising more than1000 feet above the surrounding landscape.]Notes[]Name[ Carlsbad CavernsType[ ParkAddr[ 3225 National Parks HighwayCity[ CarlsbadState[ NMZip[ 88220Phone[ (505) 785-2232Desc[ As you pass through the Chihuahuan Desert and Guadalupe Mountains ofsoutheastern New Mexico and west Texas—filled with prickly pear, chollas,sotols and agaves—you might never guess there are more than 300 knowncaves beneath the surface. The park contains 113 of these caves, formedwhen sulfuric acid dissolved the surrounding limestone, creating some of thelargest caves in North America.]Notes[]Name[ Chaco CultureType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Chaco Culture National Historical ParkCity[ NageeziState[ NMZip[ 87037-0220Phone[ 505-786-7014Desc[ Due to emergency repairs campsites will be reduced to 30 sites total untilfurther notice! Please have alternative plans if the campground is full. ChacoCanyon was a major center of Puebloan culture between AD 850 and 1250.The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples ofNew Mexico, the Hopi Indians of Arizona, and the Navajo Indians of theSouthwest. More...]Notes[]Name[ El Camino Real de Tierra AdentroType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System , Santa Fe (mailing address)City[ Santa FeState[ NMZip[ 87504Phone[ 505-988-6888
  • 84. Desc[ Take a journey on El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trailto savor 300 years of heritage and culture in the Southwest.]Notes[]Name[ El MalpaisType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 123 E. Roosevelt AvenueCity[ GrantsState[ NMZip[ 87020Phone[ 505-285-4641Desc[ El Malpais means the badlands but this volcanic area holds many surprises.Lava flows, cinder cones, pressure ridges and complex lava tubes dominatethe landscape. A closer look reveals high desert environments whereanimals and plants thrive. Prehistoric ruins, ancient cairns, rock structures,and homesteads remind us of past times. Visitors need to be prepared forexploring this rugged place.]Notes[]Name[ El MorroType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ El Morro National MonumentCity[ RamahState[ NMZip[ 87321-9603Phone[ 505-783-4226Desc[ A reliable waterhole hidden at the base of a massive sandstone bluff madeEl Morro (the bluff) a popular campsite. Ancestral Puebloans settled on themesa top over 700 years ago. Spanish and American travelers rested, drankfrom the pool and carved their signatures, dates and messages for hundredsof years. Today, El Morro National Monument protects over 2,000inscriptions and petroglyphs, as well as Ancestral Puebloan ruins. We inviteyou to make El Morro a stopping point during your travels.]Notes[]Name[ Fort UnionType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 127City[ WatrousState[ NMZip[ 87753Phone[ (505) 425-8025Desc[ Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail.During its forty-year history, three different forts were constructed closetogether. The third Fort Union was the largest in the American Southwest,and functioned as a military garrison, territorial arsenal, and military supplydepot for the southwest. The largest visible network of Santa Fe Trail ruts
  • 85. can be seen here.]Notes[]Name[ Gila Cliff DwellingsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ HC 68 Box 100City[ Silver CityState[ NMZip[ 88061Phone[ (505) 536-9461Desc[ Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument offers a glimpse of the homes andlives of the people of the Mogollon culture who lived in the Gila Wildernessfrom the 1280s through the early 1300s. The surroundings probably looktoday very much like they did when the cliff dwellings were inhabited.]Notes[]Name[ Old SpanishType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System , Santa Fe (mailing address)City[ Santa FeState[ NMZip[ 87504-0728Phone[ (505) 988-6888Desc[ Take a journey across the Southwest on the Old Spanish National HistoricTrail between Santa Fe and Los Angeles for history, culture, and scenicbeauty.]Notes[]Name[ PecosType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P. O. Box 418City[ PecosState[ NMZip[ 87552-0418Phone[ (505) 757-6414x1Desc[ Pecos preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo ofPecos, Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites, 20th century ranch history ofForked Lightning Ranch, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.For several centuries the Upper Pecos Valley, has been one of those rareplaces where the impact of geography on human experience is strikinglyclear.]Notes[]Name[ PetroglyphType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 6001 Unser Blvd. NW
  • 86. City[ AlbuquerqueState[ NMZip[ 87120Phone[ 505-899-0205Desc[ Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and naturalresources including volcanos, archeological sites and an estimated 20,000carved images. Many of the images are recognizable as animals, people,brands and crosses; others are more complex. These images areinseparable from the cultural landscape, the spirits of the people whocreated, and who appreciate them.]Notes[]Name[ Salinas Pueblo MissionsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 517City[ MountainairState[ NMZip[ 87036-0517Phone[ 505-847-2585Desc[ Once, thriving American Indian trade communities of Tiwa and Tompirospeaking Puebloans inhabited this remote area of central New Mexico. Earlyin the 17th-century Spanish Franciscans visited the area and found it ripe fortheir missionary efforts. However by 1677 the entire Salinas District, wasdepopulated of both Indian and Spaniard alike.]Notes[]Name[ Santa FeType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System , Santa Fe (mailing address)City[ Santa FeState[ NMZip[ 87504-0728Phone[ (505) 988-6888Desc[ Take a journey between western Missouri and Santa Fe on the Santa FeNational Historic Trail. Youll find adventure and evidence of past travelerswho made this remarkable trip before you!]Notes[]Name[ Trail Of TearsType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System, Santa Fe (mailing address)City[ Santa FeState[ NMZip[ 87504-0728Phone[ (505) 988-6888Desc[ Rounded up and forcibly removed to Oklahoma from their homes in thesoutheast, the Cherokee nevertheless survived with language and culture
  • 87. intact.]Notes[]Name[ White SandsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 1086City[ Holloman AFBState[ NMZip[ 88330Phone[ (505) 679-2599Desc[ Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the worlds greatnaturalwonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Here, great wave-likedunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert andcreated the worlds largest gypsum dune field. White Sands NationalMonument preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with theplants and animals that have successfully adapted to this constantly changingenvironment.]Notes[]Name[ Great BasinType[ ParkAddr[ Great Basin National ParkCity[ BakerState[ NVZip[ 89311Phone[ (775) 234-7331Desc[ In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pinetrees grow on rocky glacial moraines. Come to Great Basin National Park toexperience the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after athunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves.Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits yourdiscovery.]Notes[]Name[ Lake MeadType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 601 Nevada WayCity[ Boulder CityState[ NVZip[ 89005Phone[ (702) 293-8907Desc[ Lake Mead National Recreation Area offers a wealth of things to do andplaces to go year-round. Its huge lakes cater to boaters, swimmers,sunbathers, and fishermen while its desert rewards hikers, wildlifephotographers, and roadside sightseers. It is also home to thousands ofdesert plants and animals, adapted to survive in an extreme place where rainis scarce and temperatures soar.
  • 88. ]Notes[]Name[ Castle ClintonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1 Bowling GreenCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10004Phone[ (212)344-7220Desc[ Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton representsnot only the growth of New York City, the the growth of a Nation. Firstintended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformedover the years to welcome theater goers, immigrants, sightseers and nowmillions of visitors to New York Harbor.]Notes[]Name[ Eleanor RooseveltType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 4097 Albany Post RoadCity[ Hyde ParkState[ NYZip[ 12538Phone[ 845 229-9115Desc[ "The greatest thing I have learned is how good it is to come home again,"Eleanor Roosevelt This simple statement expresses her love for the modesthouse she called Val-Kill. The only National Historic Site dedicated to a firstlady, Val-Kill welcomes visitors in the style of Mrs. Roosevelt. Come and bepart of the entire Roosevelt Experience at Eleanor Roosevelts Val-Kill.]Notes[]Name[ Ellis IslandType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Statue of Liberty National MonumentCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10004Phone[ (212)363-3200Desc[ Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nations premier federalimmigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restoredafter 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10,1990. Today, over 40 percent of Americas population can trace theirancestry through Ellis Island.]Notes[]Name[ Erie Canalway
  • 89. Type[ VariousAddr[ Erie Canalway (U.S.Postal Service))City[ WaterfordState[ NYZip[ 12188Phone[ 518-237-8643 x.3272Desc[ The official Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website provides aunified venue for information from Corridor sites on many levels --federal,state, local, and private. General information on the Corridor is providedhere. For more detailed information, it can be found on the official website.]Notes[]Name[ Federal HallType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 26 Wall StreetCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10005Phone[ (212) 825-6888Desc[ Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our firstPresident, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, andExecutive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, laterserved as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as amuseum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the UnitedStates of America.]Notes[]Name[ Fire IslandType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ Fire Island National SeashoreCity[ PatchogueState[ NYZip[ 11772Phone[ 631/289-4810Desc[ Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarksand glimpses of wildlife—Fire Island has been a special place for diverseplants, animals and people for centuries. Far from the sounds and pressuresof nearby big-city life, Fire Island National Seashores dynamic barrier islandbeaches offer solitude and camaraderie, and spiritual renewal to civilizationwearypeople.]Notes[]Name[ Fort StanwixType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 112 East Park StreetCity[ RomeState[ NY
  • 90. Zip[ 13440Phone[ 315-336-2090Desc[ Discover how people endured harsh conditions along the Oneida CarryingPlace. Learn how the American victory at this frontier fort directly contributedto the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777; setting the stage for westwardexpansion through New York. Follow in the paths of the people who madehistory in the Mohawk Valley during the American Revolutionary War.]Notes[]Name[ GatewayType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Public Affairs OfficeCity[ Staten IslandState[ NYZip[ 10305Phone[ (718) 338-3988Desc[ Gateway provides abundant recreational and learning opportunities, fromswimming, boating and fishing to team sports, bicycling and nature study.The nations oldest operating lighthouse, forts that defended America, andsites that trace aviation’s early days tell significant stories. The living worldcan be explored in a wildlife refuge, holly forest, ocean dunes and coastaluplands.]Notes[]Name[ General GrantType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Riverside Drive and 122nd St.City[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10027Phone[ (212) 666-1640Desc[ Overlooking the Hudson River from the Morningside Heights section ofManhattan, General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in NorthAmerica. Grants Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final restingplace of the General, but a memorial to his life and acomplishments.]Notes[]Name[ Governors IslandType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Governors Island National MonumentCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10004-1900Phone[ 212-825-3051Desc[ For more than two centuries, the military communities on Governors Islandwere woven into the intricate social, political and economic tapestry that isNew York City. From 1776-1996, Governors Island stood as a silent sentinel
  • 91. in New York Harbor, and provided protection of the ideals represented by theStatue of Liberty across the Bay. We invite you to explore the Islands historyas it evolved from colonial outpost to regional administrative center for theU.S. Army and Coast Guard.]Notes[]Name[ Hamilton GrangeType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 287 Convent AvenueCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10005Phone[ (212) 283-5154Desc[ Hamilton Grange National Memorial is closed at this time.]Notes[]Name[ Home Of Franklin D RooseveltType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 4097 Albany Post RoadCity[ Hyde ParkState[ NYZip[ 12538Phone[ 845 229-9115Desc[ "All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River"FDR This quote captures FDRs connection to Springwood, the estate thathe loved & the place he considered home. The first US Presidential Librarywas started by FDR here. Visit the Home of FDR and Presidential Library &Museum to learn about the only President elected to four terms.]Notes[]Name[ Lower East Side Tenement MuseumType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 90 Orchard StreetCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10002Phone[ (212) 431-0233Desc[ The heart of the museum is the historic tenement, home to an estimated7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. Tour thetenements cramped living spaces. Learn about the lives of past residentsand the history of the Lower East Side. Throughout the year, take part inprograms such as walking tours, plays, art exhibits, and readings thatrepresent the immigrant experience.]Notes[]Name[ Manhattan Sites
  • 92. Type[ VariousAddr[ 26 Wall StreetCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10005Phone[ 212-825-6888Desc[ You can discover some of the most fascinating people in American history atthe Manhattan Sites. Visit the homes of Alexander Hamilton and TheodoreRoosevelt, the tomb of Ulysses Grant, a Revolutionary War church, a fortfrom the War of 1812, and the place where George Washington becamePresident.]Notes[]Name[ Martin Van BurenType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1013 Old Post RoadCity[ KinderhookState[ NYZip[ 12106Phone[ 518-758-9689Desc[ Politics before the Civil War was a whirlwind of opposing interest groups.Martin Van Buren was able to unite those groups becoming president in1837, but he was unable to gain a second term. As frustration and violenceover the extension of slavery grew in the 1840s, Van Buren ran for thepresidency twice more from this house. He hoped for re-election but failed,ultimately, just as the union.]Notes[]Name[ National Parks of New York HarborType[ VariousAddr[ Maria Burks, CommissionerCity[ Staten IslandState[ NYZip[ 10305Phone[ 718-354-4551Desc[ You may be surprised to learn that there are 10 National Parks with 23unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey. The NationalParks of New York Harbor includes nearly 27,000 acres and welcomes morethan 12 million visitors each year. Your Parks offer year-round publicprograms, curriculum-based education, recreational opportunities, naturalhabitats, historic buildings and museum collections. There are also manyopportunities to become involved in volunteer and stewardship activities.]Notes[]Name[ Sagamore HillType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 20 Sagamore Hill Road
  • 93. City[ Oyster BayState[ NYZip[ 11771-1809Phone[ 516-922-4788Desc[ Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of theUnited States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. From 1902 to 1908 his"Summer White House" in Oyster Bay, New York was the focus ofinternational attention. Otherwise, it was the home of a most remarkablefellow and his interesting family. Today, Sagamore Hill is furnished as it wasduring Roosevelts busy lifetime.]Notes[]Name[ Saint Pauls ChurchType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 897 South Columbus AvenueCity[ Mount VernonState[ NYZip[ 10550Phone[ (914) 667-4116Desc[ St. Pauls Church helps to tell the story of the development of colonial societyand the road to the American Revolution. It consists of an 18th century stonechurch that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, a cemetery with burialstones dating to 1704 and the remnant of a Village Green that was the sceneof the famous Election of 1733 which raised issues of Freedom of Religionand the Press.]Notes[]Name[ SaratogaType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 648 Rt. 32City[ StillwaterState[ NYZip[ 12170Phone[ 518-664-9821 ext.224Desc[ Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced amajor British army to surrender. This crucial American victory renewedpatriots hopes for independence, secured essential foreign recognition andsupport, and forever changed the face of the world.]Notes[]Name[ Statue Of LibertyType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Statue of Liberty National MonumentCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10004Phone[ (212) 363-3200
  • 94. Desc[ Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the Worldwas a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the UnitedStates and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue ofLiberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a NationalMonument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.]Notes[]Name[ Theodore Roosevelt BirthplaceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 28 East 20th StreetCity[ New YorkState[ NYZip[ 10003Phone[ (212) 260-1616Desc[ Not all Presidents were born in log cabins. One was actually born in a NewYork City brownstone! Visit the birthplace and boyhood home of TeddyRoosevelt and see what it was like to grow up in the "gilded age".]Notes[]Name[ Theodore Roosevelt InauguralType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural NHSCity[ BuffaloState[ NYZip[ 14202Phone[ 716-884-0095Desc[ As president, Theodore Roosevelt created protections for ordinary citizens,began regulation of big business, and made the United States a major forcein international affairs. Yet one of the most important presidencies inAmericas history nearly didnt happen. See the place where a brief,emotional, and improvised ceremony in Buffalo, NY brought TR into office,and forever altered the nation.]Notes[]Name[ Vanderbilt MansionType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 4097 Albany Post RoadCity[ Hyde ParkState[ NYZip[ 12538Phone[ 845 229-9115Desc[ Vanderbilt Mansion NHS, in terms of architecture, interiors, mechanicalsystems, road systems and landscape, is a remarkably complete example ofa gilded-age country place, illustrating the political, economic, social, cultural,and demographic changes that occurred as America industrialized in theyears after the Civil War.]
  • 95. Notes[]Name[ Womens RightsType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 136 Fall StreetCity[ Seneca FallsState[ NYZip[ 13148Phone[ 315-568-2991Desc[ In 1848 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and four other women invited the public tothe First Womens Rights Convention to discuss expanding the role ofwomen in America. At the end of the two days, 100 people made a publiccommitment to work together to improve womens quality of life. Whilewomen have achieved greater equality with the vote, property rights, andeducation, the revolution continues today.]Notes[]Name[ Cuyahoga ValleyType[ ParkAddr[ 15610 Vaughn RoadCity[ BrecksvilleState[ OHZip[ 44141Phone[ (216) 524-1497Desc[ Though a short distance from the urban environments of Cleveland andAkron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park seems worlds away. The windingCuyahoga—the "crooked river" as named by American Indians—gives wayto deep forests, rolling hills, and open farmlands. The park is a refuge forflora and fauna, gives a sense of times past, and provides recreation andsolitude for Ohios residents and visitors.]Notes[]Name[ David BergerType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Mayfield Jewish Community CenterCity[ Cleveland HeightsState[ OHZip[ 44118Phone[ 216-382-4000Desc[ This site honors the memory of David Berger, an American citizen who wasone of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich,Germany. David had no expectations of winning a medal but joined theIsraeli weightlifting team to realize his dream - a dream which endedtragically. The Memorial is dedicated to his memory and the memory of theten other athletes.]Notes[]
  • 96. Name[ Dayton Aviation HeritageType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 22 South Williams StreetCity[ DaytonState[ OHZip[ 45402Phone[ (937) 225-7705Desc[ Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright andPaul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here throughaccomplishments and failures, and finally success. However, these menoffered the world something far greater, they offered the world hope, and theability to take a dream and make it a reality.]Notes[]Name[ First LadiesType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 331 Market Avenue SouthCity[ CantonState[ OHZip[ 44702Phone[ 330-452-0876Desc[ Two properties, the home of First Lady Ida Saxton McKinley and the sevenstory1895 City National Bank Building, are preserved at this site, whichhonors the lives and accomplishments of First Ladies throughout history. Thesite is managed by the National Park Service and operated by the NationalFirst Ladies Library.]Notes[]Name[ Hopewell CultureType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 16062 State Route 104City[ ChillicotheState[ OHZip[ 45601-8694Phone[ 740-774-1125Desc[ Mounds of various shapes and enclosures often built in geometric patternsdot the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These earthen structures weredoubtless the work of many human hands. Evidence suggests that Hopewellearthworks were used for a variety of ceremonial and social activitiesbetween 200 BC to AD 500. Come learn about these sacred spaces andreflect upon the lives of their builders.]Notes[]Name[ James A GarfieldType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 8095 Mentor AvenueCity[ Mentor
  • 97. State[ OHZip[ 44060Phone[ 440-255-8722Desc[ James A. Garfield acquired this home in 1876 to accommodate his largefamily. Named Lawnfield by reporters it was the site of the first successfulfront porch campaign which saw Garfield elected as 20th President of theUnited States in 1880. Following Garfields assassination, the MemorialLibrary wing was added by Mrs. Garfield and her family - setting theprecedent for presidential libraries.]Notes[]Name[ Perrys Victory & International PeaceType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 93 Delaware AveCity[ Put-in-BayState[ OHZip[ 43456-0549Phone[ 419-285-2184Desc[ Established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during thewar of 1812, but in equal part it is here to celebrate the long-lasting peacebetween Britain, Canada and the U.S. Situated 5 miles from the longestundefended boarder in the world. Monument Construction began in October1912, opened to the public on June 13 1915, and became a National ParkService Memorial in 1936.]Notes[]Name[ William Howard TaftType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 2038 Auburn AvenueCity[ CincinnatiState[ OHZip[ 45219Phone[ 513-684-3262Desc[ From the time of his birth in 1857 until he embarked on a political career thatwould win him the two highest offices in the nation, William Howard Taft livedhere, surrounded by family and what his mother called "inspiration toeverything that was good."]Notes[]Name[ ChickasawType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 1008 West Second StreetCity[ SulphurState[ OKZip[ 73086Phone[ 580-622-3161Desc[ The "Peaceful Valley of Rippling Waters" appropriately describes
  • 98. Chickasaw National Recreation Area, known for its many mineral springs,cool water, flora, fauna, and wildlife. Here ones mind may wander back intime to when the early American Indian came to this area to rest, relax at thewater’s edge, and hunt for their food from the abundant wildlife.]Notes[]Name[ Oklahoma CityType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 676City[ Oklahoma CityState[ OKZip[ 73101-0676Phone[ 405-235-3313Desc[ Oklahoma City National Memorial honors the victims, survivors, rescuers,and all who were changed forever on April 19, 1995. The outdoor SymbolicMemorial, which consists of the following segments on 3.3 acres, can bevisited: The Gates of Time: Monumental twin gates frame the moment ofdestruction - 9:02 - and mark the formal entrances to the Memorial.]Notes[]Name[ Washita BattlefieldType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ PO Box 890City[ CheyenneState[ OKZip[ 73628Phone[ 580-497-2742Desc[ The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt.Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attackagainst the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle onNovember 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash ofcultures of the Indian Wars era.]Notes[]Name[ Crater LakeType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 7City[ Crater LakeState[ ORZip[ 97604Phone[ 541-594-3100Desc[ Crater Lake has inspired people for hundreds of years. No place else onearth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs,almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violentvolcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstandingoutdoor laboratory and classroom. Crater Lake is located in SouthernOregon on the crest of the Cascade Mountain range, 100 miles (160 km)
  • 99. east of the Pacific Ocean. It lies inside a caldera, or volcanic basin, createdwhen the 12,000 foot (3,660 meter) high Mount Mazama collapsed 7,700years ago following a large eruption. Generous amounts of winter snow,averaging 533 inches (1,354 cm) per year, supply the lake with water. Thereare no inlets or outlets to the lake. Crater Lake, at 1,943 feet (592 meters)deep, is the seventh deepest lake in the world and the deepest in the UnitedStates. Evaporation and seepage prevent the lake from becoming anydeeper.]Notes[]Name[ John Day Fossil BedsType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 32651 Highway 19City[ KimberlyState[ ORZip[ 97848-9701Phone[ 541-987-2333Desc[ A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is like taking ajourney into ancient Oregon. Whether you tour the museum at Sheep Rock,hike a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnic at Clarno, Oregons exciting past willbe revealed. Attention Travelers! The bridge on Highway 19 at Kimberly willbe closed for most of the month of June. Check your map for alternateroutes.]Notes[]Name[ Lewis and ClarkType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 92343 Fort Clatsop RdCity[ AstoriaState[ ORZip[ 97103-9197Phone[ 503-861-2471Desc[ The Park is made up of 12 park sites located on a 40-mile stretch of thePacific coast from Long Beach, WA to Cannon Beach, OR. Visit the sites inany order you wish; we recommend starting at Fort Clatsop or the Lewis andClark Interpretive Center at Cape Disappointment. Both offer rangers, giftshops and exhibits on the region. Fort Clatsop Special Events | Calendar]Notes[]Name[ Oregon CavesType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 19000 Caves HighwayCity[ Cave JunctionState[ ORZip[ 97523Phone[ 541 592-2100 x232Desc[ "The wondrous marble halls of Oregon," Joaquin Miller, 1909*. Oregon
  • 100. Caves National Monument offers family focused opportunities to explore amarble cave, visit a National Historic Landmark (the Oregon CavesChateau), hike trails through ancient forests, and earn a Junior RangerBadge.]Notes[]Name[ Allegheny Portage RailroadType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 110 Federal Park RoadCity[ GallitzinState[ PAZip[ 16641Phone[ 814-886-6150Desc[ The Allegheny Portage Railroad was a great achievement in early travel.Charles Dickens, Jenny Linn, and Ulysses S. Grant traveled over theAllegheny Mountains. They braved a system that injured passengers on aweekly basis. A system of inclined planes and a nine hundred foot tunnelcarved through solid rock by Welsh coalminers made this feat possible. Fortwenty years, it was the fastest way to transgress the rough and wild terrain ofPennsylvania.]Notes[]Name[ DelawareType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Middle Delaware National Scenic RiverCity[ HQ River Rd off Rt 209 BushkillState[ PAZip[ 18324Phone[ (570) 588-2451 tapedDesc[ Middle Delaware National Scenic River is a 40-mile stretch of river entirelylocated within, and entirely administered by, Delaware Water Gap NationalRecreation Area. In additon to the Middle Delaware, the Delaware River ispart of four additional national park units:]Notes[]Name[ Delaware & LehighType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage CorridorCity[ EastonState[ PAZip[ 18042Phone[ 610.923.3548Desc[ Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage andbrimming with outdoor adventure. You will find something for everyone.Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coalminers, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challengingbike trails and the rippling waters of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.
  • 101. ]Notes[]Name[ Delaware Water GapType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Delaware Water Gap Natl Recreation AreaCity[ BushkillState[ PAZip[ 18324Phone[ (570) 588-2435Desc[ For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forestedmountains with barely a house in sight. Then the river cuts through themountain ridge to form the famed "Water Gap." Exiting the park, the river willrun 200 miles more to Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean at Wilmington,Delaware. National Parks along the Delaware River]Notes[]Name[ Deshler-Morris HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 5442 Germantown AvenueCity[ PhiladelphiaState[ PAZip[ 19144Phone[ 215-596-1748Desc[ The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown White House,(Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George Washington. In October1793, he found refuge during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.Continuing the business of government, he held four cabinet meetings here.The next summer, it was a welcome retreat for him and his family nearPhiladelphia, the Federal Capital.]Notes[]Name[ Edgar Allan PoeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 532 N. Seventh StreetCity[ PhiladelphiaState[ PAZip[ 19123Phone[ (215) 597-8780Desc[ "For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen," sobegins Poes famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in thishouse with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of thedetective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today. Come imaginePoe’s life on Seventh Street, his only surviving residence in Philadelphia.]Notes[]Name[ Eisenhower
  • 102. Type[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 97 Taneytown RoadCity[ GettysburgState[ PAZip[ 17325-2804Phone[ (717) 338-9114Desc[ Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of President DwightD. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farmserved the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for worldleaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a muchneeded respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce ColdWar tensions.]Notes[]Name[ Flight 93Type[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ National Park ServiceCity[ SomersetState[ PAZip[ 15501-2035Phone[ (814) 443-4557Desc[ On September 11, 2001, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 courageouslygave their lives thwarting a planned attack on our Nations Capital. Flight 93National Memorial will be a permanent memorial to the heroes on that plane.]Notes[]Name[ Fort NecessityType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ One Washington ParkwayCity[ FarmingtonState[ PAZip[ 15437Phone[ 724-329-5512Desc[ The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action ofthe French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French andAmerican Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power fromNorth America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.]Notes[]Name[ Friendship HillType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 223 New Geneva RoadCity[ Point MarionState[ PAZip[ 15474Phone[ 724-725-9190
  • 103. Desc[ Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretaryof the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In thattime he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory andfunded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatins accomplishments andcontributions are highlighted in his restored country estate, Friendship Hill.]Notes[]Name[ GettysburgType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 97 Taneytown RoadCity[ GettysburgState[ PAZip[ 17325-2804Phone[ 717-334-1124Desc[ The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Unionvictory in the summer of 1863 that ended General Robert E. Lees secondand most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "HighWater Mark of the Confederacy", it was the wars bloodiest battle with51,000 casualties. It also provided President Abraham Lincoln with thesetting for his most famous address.]Notes[]Name[ Gloria Dei ChurchType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Columbus Boulevard and Christian StreetCity[ PhiladelphiaState[ PAZip[ 19147Phone[ (215)389-1513Desc[ Before William Penn, the Swedes were here, building log homes and abrickchurch, GLORIA DEI. Imagine the transformation - town becomes city - 13colonies become a nation - Swedish Lutheran church becomesEpiscopalian. Re-discover Patriots and ordinary citizens buried in thecemetery. Enter Pennsylvanias oldest church and feel 300 years of historywelcoming you.]Notes[]Name[ Great Egg Harbor RiverType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Mary Vavra, National Park ServiceCity[ PhiladelphiaState[ PAZip[ 19106Phone[ 215-597-9175Desc[ Starting as a trickle near Berlin, NJ, the River gradually widens as it picks upthe waters of 17 tributaries on its way to Great Egg Harbor and the AtlanticOcean. Established by Congress in 1992, nearly all of this 129-mile river
  • 104. system rests within the Pinelands National Reserve. This National ParkService unit is unusual in that local jurisdictions continue to administer thelands.]Notes[]Name[ Hopewell FurnaceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 2 Mark Bird LaneCity[ ElversonState[ PAZip[ 19520Phone[ 610-582-8773Desc[ Hot, smoky, noisy --- these words describe how Hopewell Furnace lookedfrom 1771 to 1883. Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid thefoundations for Americas iron and steel industry. Today, the site stands asan example of Americas development during the industrial revolution. Thehistoric buildings stand, open and inviting -- testaments to the strength andendurance of Hopewells people.]Notes[]Name[ IndependenceType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 143 South Third StreetCity[ PhiladelphiaState[ PAZip[ 19106Phone[ (215) 965-2305Desc[ The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty and Independence Hall echoesthe words, "We the People." Explore Franklins Philadelphia and learn aboutthe past and Americas continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders Declarationthat "all men are created equal."]Notes[]Name[ Johnstown FloodType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 733 Lake RoadCity[ South ForkState[ PAZip[ 15956Phone[ 814-495-4643Desc[ There was no larger news story in the latter nineteenth century after theassassination of Abraham Lincoln. The story of the Johnstown Flood haseverything to interest the modern mind: a wealthy resort, an intense storm, anunfortunate failure of a dam, the destruction of a working class city, and aninspiring relief effort.]Notes[
  • 105. ]Name[ SteamtownType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Park MAILING Address:City[ ScrantonState[ PAZip[ 18503-2018Phone[ (570) 340-5200Desc[ Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steamand oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rodsturn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you canrelive the era of steam as the engines come back to life. The cinders,grease, oil, steam, people and stories of railroading have returned.]Notes[]Name[ Thaddeus KosciuszkoType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 301 Pine StreetCity[ PhiladelphiaState[ PAZip[ 19106Phone[ (215) 597-9618Desc[ Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter ThaddeusKosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designedsuccessful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room wherehe received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and ThomasJefferson, who said he was "as pure a son of liberty, as I have ever known..."]Notes[]Name[ Upper DelawareType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 274 River RoadCity[ Beach LakeState[ PAZip[ 18405Phone[ 570-729-7134Desc[ Rolling hills, riverfront villages, and bald eagles perched on trees form avibrant backdrop as the Delaware River snakes gracefully through the ruralcountryside. But the story of the Upper Delaware is more than just acollection of beautiful pictures. We enjoy the rivers recreational opportunitieswhile it supports a healthy ecosystem for wildlife and provides water for over17 million people.]Notes[]Name[ Valley ForgeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1400 North Outerline Drive
  • 106. City[ King of PrussiaState[ PAZip[ 19406Phone[ 610-783-1077Desc[ The people of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but theywere thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge NationalHistorical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseveranceof the Revolutionary War generation -- it honors the ability of citizens andtheir leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinarytimes.]Notes[]Name[ San JuanType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ San Juan National Historic SiteCity[ San JuanState[ PRZip[ 00901Phone[ 787-729-6777Desc[ San Juan National Historic Site includes forts San Cristóbal, San Felipe delMorro, and San Juan de la Cruz also called El Cañuelo, plus bastions,powder houses, and three fourths of the city wall. All these defensivefortifications surround the old, colonial portion of San Juan, Puerto Rico. ElCañuelo Fort is located at Isla de Cabras at the western end of the entranceto the San Juan Bay. These magnificent historic forts were built by Spanishtroops beginning in 1539 with a tower at El Morro and La Fortaleza and tookmore that 250 years. Most of the walls we see today were added later in aperiod of tremendous construction from the 1760s -1780s.]Notes[]Name[ Blackstone River ValleyType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ One Depot SquareCity[ WoonsocketState[ RIZip[ 02895Phone[ 4017620250Desc[ The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waterspowered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, Americas first successful textilemill. This creative spark began the nations transformation from Farm toFactory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of NationalPark - a living landscape containing thousands of natural, cultural and historictreasures.]Notes[]Name[ Roger WilliamsType[ Monument/Memorial
  • 107. Addr[ 282 North Main StreetCity[ ProvidenceState[ RIZip[ 02903Phone[ 401-521-7266Desc[ Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder ofRhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams,banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636.This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as theirconscience dictated without interference from the state.]Notes[]Name[ Touro SynagogueType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Offices and administrative center: 85 Touro StreetCity[ NewportState[ RIZip[ 02840Phone[ 401-847-4794Desc[ The Touro Synagogue was dedicated in 1762, and serves an activecongregation today. The congregation was founded in 1658 by Sephardimwho fled the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal and were searching for ahaven from religious persecution in the Caribbean. Today, the synagoguecelebrates not only their story, but serves to honor all who came to this shoreseeking to worship freely.]Notes[]Name[ Charles PinckneyType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1214 Middle StreetCity[ Sullivans IslandState[ SCZip[ 29482Phone[ 843-881-5516Desc[ Charles Pinckney was a principal author and a signer of the United StatesConstitution. This remnant of his coastal plantation is preserved to tell thestory of a "forgotten founder," his life of public service, the lives of enslavedAfrican Americans on South Carolina Lowcountry plantations and theirinfluences on Charles Pinckney.]Notes[]Name[ CongareeType[ ParkAddr[ Congaree National ParkCity[ HopkinsState[ SCZip[ 29061-9118
  • 108. Phone[ 803-776-4396Desc[ Welcome to the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining onthe continent! Experience national and state champion trees, towering torecord size amidst astonishing biodiversity. Walk, paddle or just relax withinthis dynamic floodplain ecosystem. Beauty and tranquility reign supreme inthe midst of this natural treasure.]Notes[]Name[ CowpensType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Mailing addressCity[ ChesneeState[ SCZip[ 29323Phone[ 864-461-2828Desc[ "…our success was complete…" Daniel Morgan to Nathanael Greene,January 19, 1781 A pasturing area at the time of the battle, thisRevolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan andhis army turned the flanks of Banastre Tarletons British army. This classicmilitary tactic, known as a double envelopment, was one of only a few inhistory.]Notes[]Name[ Fort MoultrieType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1214 Middle StreetCity[ Sullivans IslandState[ SCZip[ 29482Phone[ 843-883-3123Desc[ Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war onApril 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort inCharleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forceswould try for nearly four years to take it back.]Notes[]Name[ Fort SumterType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 1214 Middle StreetCity[ Sullivans IslandState[ SCZip[ 29482Phone[ 843-883-3123Desc[ Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war onApril 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort inCharleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forceswould try for nearly four years to take it back.
  • 109. ]Notes[]Name[ Kings MountainType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 2625 Park Rd.City[ BlacksburgState[ SCZip[ 29702Phone[ 864-936-7921Desc[ Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle ofKings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important Americanvictory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriotvictory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. Thepark preserves the site of this important battle. Here visitors can learn aboutthe battle and enjoy outdoor activities.]Notes[]Name[ Ninety SixType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Post Office Box 496City[ Ninety SixState[ SCZip[ 29666Phone[ (864) 543-4068Desc[ Here settlers struggled against the harsh backcountry to survive, CherokeeIndians hunted and fought to keep their land, two towns and a trading postwere formed and abandoned to the elements, and two Revolutionary Warbattles that claimed over 100 lives took place here.]Notes[]Name[ Overmountain VictoryType[ TrailAddr[ 2635 Park RoadCity[ BlacksburgState[ SCZip[ 29702Phone[ 864-936-3477Desc[ The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail travels through VA, TN, NC& SC, retracing the route of patriot militia as they tracked down the British.Eventually the two forces clashed, ending in patriot victory at the battle ofKings Mountain. The trail is still under development through partnerships, butthe public has many places to visit and walk today.]Notes[]Name[ BadlandsType[ Park
  • 110. Addr[ Badlands National ParkCity[ InteriorState[ SDZip[ 57750Phone[ (605) 433-5361Desc[ Containing the worlds richest Oligocene epoch fossil beds, dating 37-28million years old, the evolutionary stories of mammals such as the horse andrhinoceros arise from the 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles,and spires. Bison, bighorn sheep, endangered black-footed ferrets, and swiftfox roam one of the largest, protected mixed-grass prairies in the UnitedStates.]Notes[]Name[ Jewel CaveType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 11149 Bldg B12City[ CusterState[ SDZip[ 57730Phone[ 605-673-2288Desc[ At 139 miles, Jewel Cave is the second longest cave in the world. It is filledwith calcite crystals and other wonders that make up the "jewels" of JewelCave National Monument. The current length of Jewel Cave is: 138.97 miles.On April 21, 2007 explorers spent 16 hours underground and discovered739.10 feet of cave passages. Check this site frequently to keep up-to-date!]Notes[]Name[ Minuteman MissileType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Minuteman Missile NHSCity[ PhilipState[ SDZip[ 57567Phone[ 605-433-5552Desc[ Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launchcontrol center and a missile silo. Minuteman missiles held the destructivepower to destroy civilization as we know it. Yet the same destructive forceacted as a deterrent which kept the peace for three decades. MinutemanMissile makes it possible to revisit a time when the threat of nuclear warhaunted the world.]Notes[]Name[ Mount RushmoreType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 13000 Highway 244City[ KeystoneState[ SD
  • 111. Zip[ 57751-0268Phone[ 605-574-2523Desc[ "A monuments dimensions should be determined by the importance tocivilization of the events commemorated. We are not here trying to carve anepic, portray a moonlight scene, or write a sonnet; neither are we dealingwith mystery or tragedy, but rather the constructive and dramatic moments orcrises in our amazing history." Gutzon Borglum]Notes[]Name[ Wind CaveType[ ParkAddr[ RR 1 Box 190City[ Hot SpringsState[ SDZip[ 57747-9430Phone[ 605-745-4600Desc[ One of the worlds longest and most complex caves and 28,295 acres ofmixed-grass prairie, ponderosa pine forest, and associated wildlife are themain features of the park. The cave is well known for its outstanding displayof boxwork, an unusual cave formation composed of thin calcite finsresembling honeycombs. The parks mixed-grass prairie is one of the fewremaining and is home to native wildlife such as bison, elk, pronghorn, muledeer, coyotes, and prairie dogs.]Notes[]Name[ Andrew JohnsonType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 121 Monument Ave.City[ GreenevilleState[ TNZip[ 37743-5552Phone[ (423) 638-3551Desc[ The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life of the 17thPresident. Andrew Johnsons presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the UnitedStates Constitution at work following President Lincolns assassination andduring attempts to reunify a nation torn by civil war. His presidency shapedthe future of the United States and his influences continue today.]Notes[]Name[ Big South ForkType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 4564 Leatherwood RoadCity[ OneidaState[ TNZip[ 37841Phone[ (423) 569-9778Desc[ Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork
  • 112. National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Forkof the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenicgorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features andhas been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoorrecreational activities.]Notes[]Name[ Fort DonelsonType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 434City[ DoverState[ TNZip[ 37058-0434Phone[ (931)232-5348Desc[ Unconditional surrender of Fort Donelson created jubilation throughout theNorth and silence in Dixie. It was the Norths first major victory of the CivilWar, opening the way into the very heart of the Confederacy.]Notes[]Name[ Great Smoky MountainsType[ ParkAddr[ Great Smoky Mountains National ParkCity[ GatlinburgState[ TNZip[ 37738Phone[ (865) 436-1200Desc[ Ridge upon ridge of endless forest straddles the border between NorthCarolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Worldrenowned for the diversity of its plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancientmountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountainculture, this is Americas most visited national park.]Notes[]Name[ ObedType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P.O. Box 429City[ WartburgState[ TNZip[ 37887Phone[ (423) 346-6294Desc[ The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did whenthe first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerlypopulated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing andhunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along theCumberland Plateau and offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreationalopportunities.]
  • 113. Notes[]Name[ ShilohType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Shiloh National Military ParkCity[ ShilohState[ TNZip[ 38376Phone[ 731 689 5696Desc[ "No soldier who took part in the two days engagement at Shiloh everspoiled for a fight again," recalled one Union veteran. “We wanted a square, standupfight [and]Notes[]Name[ Stones RiverType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 3501 Old Nashville HighwayCity[ MurfreesboroState[ TNZip[ 37129Phone[ (615) 893-9501Desc[ The Battle of Stones River began on the last day of 1862 and was one of thebloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. The battle produced important militaryand political gains for the Union, and it changed forever the people who livedand fought here.]Notes[]Name[ Alibates Flint QuarriesType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 1460City[ FritchState[ TXZip[ 79036Phone[ (806) 857-3151Desc[ Imagine yourself standing where an ancient civilization once lived,surrounded by colorful flint that was used to make weapons and tools.Alibates flint is a beautiful multi-colored stone with the ability to hold a sharpedge. The only exposed source of Alibates flint is found in and around thepark. The 736 largely unexcavated quarry pits located within the park reflecta long story of continuous excavation and use. Due to its unique colors andits ability to be chipped (or knapped) into sharp cutting edges, Alibates flintwas highly prized and traded extensively throughout much of North America.]Notes[]Name[ AmistadType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ NPS Admistration
  • 114. City[ Del RioState[ TXZip[ 78840-9350Phone[ (830)775-7491Desc[ Amistad NRA is the United States portion of International Amistad Reservoir,formed on the Rio Grande along the border of the US and Mexico. Thereservoir is known for excellent water-based recreation, especially boatingand fishing, and is surrounded by a landscape rich in prehistoric rock art, avibrant border culture, along with a wide variety of plant and animal life.]Notes[]Name[ Big BendType[ ParkAddr[ Big Bend National ParkCity[ Big Bend National ParkState[ TXZip[ 79834Phone[ 432-477-2251Desc[ Sometimes considered "three parks in one," Big Bend includes mountain,desert, and river environments. An hours drive can take you from the banksof the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. Here, you canexplore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States, andexperience unmatched sights, sounds, and solitude.]Notes[]Name[ Big ThicketType[ ParkAddr[ HeadquartersCity[ BeaumontState[ TXZip[ 77701-4724Phone[ 409-951-6725Desc[ Strands of sun, soil, and air are woven into a beautifully connected patchworkof plants and animals. The last Ice Age pushed plants from other parts of thecountry into a close neighborhood. An amazing diversity of plants andanimals from many parts of North America live in the Big Thicket region ofsoutheastern Texas.]Notes[]Name[ ChamizalType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Chamizal National MemorialCity[ El PasoState[ TXZip[ 79905Phone[ (915) 532-7273Desc[ The Chamizal Convention of 1963 was a milestone in diplomatic relations
  • 115. between Mexico and the United States. Chamizal National Memorial wasestablished to commemorate this treaty which resulted in the peacefulsettlement of a century-long boundary dispute. The Memorial providesvisitors with an opportunity to better understand the culture of our borderland.]Notes[]Name[ Fort DavisType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 1379City[ Fort DavisState[ TXZip[ 79734Phone[ (432) 426-3224 x20Desc[ Fort Davis is one of the best surviving examples of an Indian Wars frontiermilitary post in the Southwest. From 1854 to 1891, Fort Davis wasstrategically located to protect emigrants, mail coaches, and freight wagonson the Trans-Pecos portion of the San Antonio-El Paso Road and on theChihuahua Trail. more]Notes[]Name[ Guadalupe MountainsType[ ParkAddr[ Guadalupe Mountains National ParkCity[ Salt FlatState[ TXZip[ 79847-9400Phone[ (915) 828-3251Desc[ Guadalupe Mountains National Park safeguards the worlds finest exampleof a fossilized reef, a surprisingly complex and unique assemblage of floraand fauna, and West Texas only legally designated wilderness. Here, onecan experience solitude, tranquility, and the joy of finding plants and animalswhose mastery of survival renews our sense of wonder.]Notes[]Name[ Lake MeredithType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P.O. Box 1460City[ FritchState[ TXZip[ 79036Phone[ (806) 857-3151Desc[ Contrasting spectacularly with its surroundings, Lake Meredith lies on the dryand windswept High Plains of the Texas Panhandle. Dramatic 200 footcanyons carved by the Canadian River surround this 10,000-acre reservoir.The lake was created to supply water for 11 Panhandle cities and to createrecreational opportunities such as fishing, boating, waterskiing, sailing, sailboarding,scuba diving, and swimming. The backcountry surrounding the
  • 116. lake provides areas for hunting, camping, horseback riding, wildlife viewingand hiking.]Notes[]Name[ Lyndon B JohnsonType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 329City[ Johnson CityState[ TXZip[ 78636Phone[ 830 868 7128 ext.244Desc[ Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36thPresident beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on hisbeloved LBJ Ranch. This entire "circle of life" gives the visitor a uniqueperspective into one of Americas most noteworthy citizens by providing themost complete picture of an American president.]Notes[]Name[ Padre IslandType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ SuperintendentCity[ Corpus ChristiState[ TXZip[ 78480-1300Phone[ (361) 949-8173Desc[ Padre Island National Seashore, encompassing 130,434 acres, is thelongest remaining undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world, andoffers a wide variety of flora and fauna as well as recreation. As a unit of theNational Park Service, our mission is, as stated in the Federal Organic Actof 1916,: " conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects andthe wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in suchmanner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoymentof future generations."]Notes[]Name[ Palo Alto BattlefieldType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 1623 Central Boulevard, Rm 213City[ BrownsvilleState[ TXZip[ 78520-8326Phone[ 956-541-2785Desc[ On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on theprairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long conflict thatchanged the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National HistoricSite preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understandingof the causes, events, and consequences of the first war between
  • 117. independent Republics.]Notes[]Name[ Rio GrandeType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River - c/o Big Bend National ParkCity[ Big Bend National ParkState[ TXZip[ 79834Phone[ 432-477-2251Desc[ The Rio Grande flows from its headwaters in the San Juan Mountains ofsouthern Colorado for 1,865 miles to the Gulf of Mexico near Brownsville,Texas. For 1,250 miles, the Rio Grande is the boundary between the UnitedStates and Mexico. In a remote stretch in west Texas, the river makes acurve to the northeast to form the "big bend." It is here that the wild characterof the river lives on.]Notes[]Name[ San Antonio MissionsType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 2202 Roosevelt AveCity[ San AntonioState[ TXZip[ 78210-4919Phone[ (210)534-8833Desc[ in 1718 Franciscans and Spanish representatives established the firstmission. Within 13 years, five were located along the San Antonio River. Themissions purpose? To acculturate and Christianize the native populationand make them Spanish citizens. Today, visitors can retrace the footsteps ofthe mission Indians and friars. And, possibly, meet descendants of those firstinhabitants.]Notes[]Name[ ArchesType[ ParkAddr[ PO Box 907City[ MoabState[ UTZip[ 84532-0907Phone[ (435)719-2299Desc[ Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, likethe world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rockformations. In some areas, the forces of nature have exposed millions ofyears of geologic history. The extraordinary features of the park create alandscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike anyother in the world.]
  • 118. Notes[]Name[ Bryce CanyonType[ ParkAddr[ PO Box 170001City[ Bryce CanyonState[ UTZip[ 84717-0001Phone[ (435)834-5322Desc[ Bryce Canyon, famous for very unique geology, consists of a series ofhorseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of thePaunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah.]Notes[]Name[ CaliforniaType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System Office - SLCCity[ Salt Lake CityState[ UTZip[ 84145-0155Phone[ (801) 741-1012Desc[ The road to California carried over 250,000 gold-seekers & farmers to thegold fields & rich farmlands of California during the 1840s and 1850s - thegreatest mass migration in American history. More than 1,000 miles of trailruts and traces can still be seen in the vast undeveloped west – reminders ofthe sacrifices, struggles, and triumphs of early American travelers andsettlers.]Notes[]Name[ CanyonlandsType[ ParkAddr[ 2282 S. West Resource Blvd.City[ MoabState[ UTZip[ 84532-3298Phone[ (435)719-2313Desc[ Canyonlands preserves a colorful landscape eroded into countless canyons,mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The rivers dividethe park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze andthe rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desertatmosphere, each retains its own character and offers different opportunitiesfor exploration.]Notes[]Name[ Capitol ReefType[ ParkAddr[ HC 70 Box 15
  • 119. City[ TorreyState[ UTZip[ 84775-9602Phone[ 435-425-3791Desc[ The Waterpocket Fold, a 100-mile long wrinkle in the earths crust known asa monocline, extends from nearby Thousand Lakes Mountain to theColorado River (now Lake Powell). Capitol Reef National Park wasestablished to protect this grand and colorful geologic feature, as well as theunique natural and cultural history found in the area.]Notes[]Name[ Cedar BreaksType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Cedar Breaks National MonumentCity[ Cedar CityState[ UTZip[ 84720-4151Phone[ (435) 586-9451Desc[ Resting on top of the Colorado plateau, at over 10,000 feet in elevation, thisbreathtaking view awaits. Millions of years of sedimentation, uplift, anderosion are carving out this giant amphitheater, that spans some three miles,and is more than 2000 feet deep. Due to minerals that have been depositedover time, the cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument display an amazingrainbow of warm hues.]Notes[]Name[ Golden SpikeType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 897City[ Brigham CityState[ UTZip[ 84302-0897Phone[ (435) 471-2209Desc[ May 10, 1869, two railroad companies, Union Pacific and Central Pacific,joined 1,776 miles of rail at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. This eventsparked unforetold consequences still reflected in our great nation today.Golden Spike National Historic Site commemorates this incredibleaccomplishment of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.]Notes[]Name[ Mormon PioneerType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System Office - SLCCity[ Salt Lake CityState[ UTZip[ 84145-0155Phone[ (801) 741-1012
  • 120. Desc[ Led by Brigham Young, roughly 70,000 Mormons traveled along the MormonTrail from 1846 to 1869 in order to escape religious persecution. ThePioneer Company of 1846-1847 established a route from Nauvoo, Illinois, toSalt Lake City, Utah, covering about 1,300 miles that would includeconstruction of new ferries and bridges, and the placement of markers forothers to follow.]Notes[]Name[ Natural BridgesType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ HC 60 Box 1City[ Lake PowellState[ UTZip[ 84533-0101Phone[ (435)692-1234Desc[ Natural Bridges preserves some of the finest examples of natural stonearchitecture in the southwest. On a tree-covered mesa next to deepsandstone canyons, three natural bridges formed when meandering streamsslowly cut through the canyon walls. In honor of the Native Americans thatmade this area their home, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo"and "Sipapu."]Notes[]Name[ OregonType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System Office - SLCCity[ Salt Lake CityState[ UTZip[ 84145-0155Phone[ (801) 741-1012Desc[ As the harbinger of Americas westward expansion, the Oregon Trail was thepathway to the Pacific for fur traders, gold seekers, missionaries and others.Today, more than 2,000 miles of trail ruts and traces can still be seen in thevast undeveloped western lands - reminders of the sacrifices, struggles, andtriumphs of early American travelers and settlers.]Notes[]Name[ ParashantType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 345 E. Riverside DriveCity[ St. GeorgeState[ UTZip[ 84790Phone[ (435) 688-3246Desc[ Grand Canyon Parashants natural splendor provides a sense of solitude tothose who venture into its isolated domain. Located on the edge of one ofthe most beautiful places on earth, the Grand Canyon, the Monuments
  • 121. expansive landscape encompasses a chronicle of natural and culturalhistory.]Notes[]Name[ Pony ExpressType[ TrailAddr[ National Trails System Office - SLCCity[ Salt Lake CityState[ UTZip[ 84145-0155Phone[ (801) 741-1012Desc[ The Pony Express NHT was used by young men on fast horses to carry thenations mail from Missouri to California in the unprecedented time of onlyten days. The relay system became the nations most direct and practicalmeans of east-west communications before the telegraph, and it played avital role in aligning California with the Union in the years just before the CivilWar.]Notes[]Name[ Timpanogos CaveType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ R.R. 3, Box 200City[ American ForkState[ UTZip[ 84003-9803Phone[ 801-756-5238Desc[ Timpanogos Cave National Monument sits high in the Wasatch Mountains.The cave system consists of three spectacularly decorated caverns.Helictites and anthodites are just a few of the many dazzling formations to befound in the many chambers. As visitors climb to the cave entrance, on ahike gaining over 1,000 feet in elevation, they are offered incredible views ofAmerican Fork Canyon.]Notes[]Name[ ZionType[ ParkAddr[ Zion National ParkCity[ SpringdaleState[ UTZip[ 84767-1099Phone[ (435) 772-3256Desc[ Massive canyon walls ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. To experience Zion,you need to walk among the towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in asmall narrow canyon. These unique sandstone cliffs range in color fromcream, to pink, to red. They could be described as sand castles crowningdesert canyons.]
  • 122. Notes[]Name[ Appomattox Court HouseType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Appomattox Court House National Historical ParkCity[ AppomattoxState[ VAZip[ 24522Phone[ 434-352-8987 x 26Desc[ On Palm Sunday, 1865 General R. E. Lee surrendered to Lt. General U. S.Grant signaling the end of the Southern States attempt to create a separatenation. The surrender set the stage for the emergence of an expanded andmore powerful Federal government. In a sense the struggle between theFederalists and Anti-Federalists, in Philadelphia, over how much power thecentral government would hold had finally been settled. The end of the warled directly to the adoption of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to theConstitution - ending slavery, providing citizenship and male suffrage.]Notes[]Name[ Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee MemorialType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ George Washington Memorial ParkwayCity[ McLeanState[ VAZip[ 22101Phone[ 703-235-1530Desc[ Arlington House was the home of Robert E. Lee and his family for thirty yearsand is uniquely associated with the Washington and Custis families. GeorgeWashington Parke Custis built the house to be his home and a memorial toGeorge Washington, his step-grandfather. It is now preserved as a memorialto General Lee, who gained the respect of Americans in both the North andthe South.]Notes[]Name[ Booker T WashingtonType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ 12130 Booker T. Washington HighwayCity[ HardyState[ VAZip[ 24101Phone[ 540-721-2094Desc[ On April 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington was born a slave on the 207-arcefarm of James Burroughs. After the Civil War, Washington became founderand first principal of Tuskegee Normal and Industrial School. Later as anadviser, author and orator, his past would influence his philosophies as themost influential African American of his era. Come explore his birthplace.]Notes[
  • 123. ]Name[ Cape Henry MemorialType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Colonial National Historical ParkCity[ YorktownState[ VAZip[ 23690Phone[ 757-898-2410Desc[ HERE AT CAPE HENRY FIRST LANDED IN AMERICA, UPON 26 APRIL1607, THOSE ENGLISH COLONISTS WHO, UPON 13 MAY 1607,ESTABLISHED AT JAMESTOWN VIRGINIA, THE FIRST PERMANENTENGLISH SETTLEMENT IN AMERICA. Upon this inscription rest the granitecross erected by the National Society Daughters of the American Colonistson April 26, 1935, memorializing the wooden cross erected near this spot bythe English colonist in 1607.]Notes[]Name[ Cedar Creek & Belle GroveType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHPCity[ MiddletownState[ VAZip[ 22645Phone[ 540-868-9176Desc[ Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park preserves andinterprets key historical sites and the rich cultural heritage of the ShenandoahValley. At present there are no National Park Service operated visitorfacilities. Instead, almost all park lands and buildings are owned andadministered by the parks partners: local landowners, county governments,and nonprofit organizations.]Notes[]Name[ Claude Moore Colonial FarmType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ 6310 Georgetown PikeCity[ McLeanState[ VAZip[ 22101Phone[ (703) 442-7557Desc[ Step back in time and experience life on a small farm in northern Virginia.Living history programs and demonstrations offer a glimpse of what life waslike for a poor farm family, just before the Revolutionary War.]Notes[]Name[ ColonialType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 210
  • 124. City[ YorktownState[ VAZip[ 23690Phone[ 757-898-3400Desc[ It began on the swampy marshes of Jamestown in 1607. It ended on thebattle scarred landscape of Yorktown in 1781. It was one hundred andseventy-four years of hope, frustration, adventure, discovery, growth, anddevelopment that saw a lonely settlement of 104 men and boys grow into anation of 13 colonies of 3 million people, of many races and many beliefs.Jamestown and Yorktown mark the beginning and end of English ColonialAmerica.]Notes[]Name[ Fredericksburg & SpotsylvaniaType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 120 Chatham LaneCity[ FredericksburgState[ VAZip[ 22405-2508Phone[ 540 373-4510Desc[ Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania - more than85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed. No place more vividly reflects the CivilWars tragic cost, in all its forms. These places reveal the trials of acommunity and nation at war.]Notes[]Name[ George WashingtonType[ ParkwayAddr[ George Washington Memorial Parkway HeadquartersCity[ McLeanState[ VAZip[ 22101Phone[ 703-289-2500Desc[ This is the "Road to Adventure" - originally designed as a grand gatewayand greenway to the Nations Capital. Here, you can learn about the FirstPresident and the development of America. As an oasis amid urbandevelopment, the Parkway has a variety of park sites that provideopportunities for everything from quiet contemplation to nature exploration toactive recreation.]Notes[]Name[ George Washington BirthplaceType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ George Washington Birthplace NMCity[ Colonial BeachState[ VAZip[ 22443-5115
  • 125. Phone[ 804-224-1732Desc[ George Washington, Americas first and greatest hero, was crucial to theestablishment of the United States as a nation founded on the principles ofliberty. George Washington Birthplace preserves the heart of the Washingtonlands and a memorial plantation. Here, in the peace and beauty of this placeuntouched by time, the staunch character of our hero comes to theimagination.]Notes[]Name[ Great FallsType[ ParkAddr[ George Washington Memorial ParkwayCity[ McLeanState[ VAZip[ 22101Phone[ 703-285-2965Desc[ At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over aseries of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge.The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country.Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in abeautiful 800 acre park only fifteen miles from the Nations Capital.]Notes[]Name[ Green SpringsType[ Heritage AreaAddr[ Green Springs National Historic Landmark DistrictCity[ LurayState[ VAZip[ 22835Phone[ 540-999-3402Desc[ Green Springs National Historic Landmark District encompasses over14,000 acres in the piedmont of central Virginia. The homes and farms are acontinuum of Virginia rural vernacular architecture, reflective and respectful oftheir location, preserved in their original context with little alteration. Here thelandscape has been enhanced, rather than despoiled, by the presence ofcivilization.]Notes[]Name[ JamestownType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 210City[ YorktownState[ VAZip[ 23690Phone[ 757-898-3400Desc[ Come, walk in the steps of Captain John Smith and Pocahontas as weexplore Americas beginnings. Here is where the successful English
  • 126. colonization of North America began. Here is where the first Englishrepresentative government met and where the first arrival of Africans toEnglish North American was recorded in 1619. Jamestown, the Beginning ofAmerica.]Notes[]Name[ Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the PotomacType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ George Washington Memorial ParkwayCity[ McLeanState[ VAZip[ 22101Phone[ 703-289-2500Desc[ Formerly known as Columbia Island, this park was renamed in honor of LadyBird Johnson and her campaign to beautify Washington D.C. The Grove, asite chosen by Lady Bird herself, is the site that the Johnsons often stoppedto admire the city. Today, the Grove is relaxing spot for people to watch theriver, view Washington D.C., and to recreate.]Notes[]Name[ Maggie L WalkerType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Maggie L. Walker National Historic SiteCity[ RichmondState[ VAZip[ 23223Phone[ (804)771-2017Desc[ Richmond, VA. is home to many famous Americans including one of thenations great entrepreneurial spirits, Maggie Lena Walker. Come visit herhome in the Jackson Ward community. Through exhibits and guided toursyou will experience the life of this great African American woman, who wasborn during slavery and achieved success despite segregation and thelimited opportunities offered to her race.]Notes[]Name[ ManassasType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ 12521 Lee HighwayCity[ ManassasState[ VAZip[ 20109-2005Phone[ 703-361-1339Desc[ In the summer of 1861, enthusiastic volunteers in colorful uniforms gatheredto fight the first major land battle of the war. Confident that their foes wouldturn and run, neither side anticipated the smoke, din and death of battle.Nearly one year later, both sides met again on the same battlefield with theConfederates winning a solid victory bringing them to the height of their
  • 127. power.]Notes[]Name[ PetersburgType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Petersburg National BattlefieldCity[ PetersburgState[ VAZip[ 23803-4721Phone[ (804) 732-3531Desc[ "Dear Mother, we remained in the broiling sun in little pits the size of acommon grave though not half so well furnished. There we lay and everytimea man Show his head Zip would come a minnie." This pressure was centralto a soldiers experience in a siege 292 days and 37 miles long. Here, Unionforces slowly cut off Petersburg from the world and brought the fall of theConfederacy.]Notes[]Name[ Prince William ForestType[ ParkAddr[ 18100 Park Headquarters RoadCity[ TriangleState[ VAZip[ 22172Phone[ 703-221-4706Desc[ Prince William Forest Park is an oasis of natural beauty and human historylocated only 35 miles south of Washington, DC. 37 miles of hiking trails and21 miles of bicycle-accessible roads and trails traverse this 15,000 acrepiedmont forest. Beneath its canopy lies evidence of human history reachingback to 8,000 B.C.]Notes[]Name[ RichmondType[ Battlefield/Military ParkAddr[ Richmond National Battlefield ParkCity[ RichmondState[ VAZip[ 23223Phone[ (804)226-1981Desc[ Richmonds story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor evenone important campaign. Instead, the parks resources include a naval battle,a key industrial complex, the Confederacys largest hospital, dozens of milesof elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determinedsoldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggeringhuman cost.]Notes[
  • 128. ]Name[ ShenandoahType[ ParkAddr[ 3655 U.S. Highway 211 EastCity[ LurayState[ VAZip[ 22835-9036Phone[ 540-999-3500Desc[ Gazing across the horizon from the peaks of Shenandoah National Park itshard to believe you are just 75 miles from the bustle of our nation’s capital.Take Skyline Drive along the crest of the mountains through the woods andpast spectacular vistas. Hike in the shade of oak trees along theAppalachian Trail, discover the stories from Shenandoah’s past, or just relaxin the wonder of wilderness.]Notes[]Name[ Theodore Roosevelt IslandType[ ParkAddr[ Geo. Washington Memorial ParkwayCity[ McLeanState[ VAZip[ 22101Phone[ (703) 289-2500Desc[ One of Theodore Roosevelts greatest legacies was his dedication toconservation. Today, this island stands as a fitting memorial to theoutdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.]Notes[]Name[ Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing ArtsType[ ParkAddr[ Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing ArtsCity[ ViennaState[ VAZip[ 22182-1643Phone[ 703-255-1800Desc[ Musicals, Opera, Jazz, Rock n Roll, Country, Dance and otherperformingarts are an important part of our American culture. At the onlyNational Park dedicated to live performing arts, no matter what your age ortaste in shows, you’ll find what you’re looking for onstage at Wolf Trap. Agood time to explore the beauty and history of this former Virginia farmsteadis October - March.]Notes[]Name[ YorktownType[ CemeteryAddr[ P.O. Box 210City[ Yorktown
  • 129. State[ VAZip[ 23690Phone[ (757) 898-2410Desc[ On October 19, 1781, a British army under General Charles Lord Cornwalliswas forced to surrender to General Washingtons combined American andFrench army. Upon hearing of their defeat, British Prime Minister FrederickLord North is reputed to have said, "Oh God, its all over." And it was. Thevictory secured independence for the United States and significantlychanged the course of world history.]Notes[]Name[ Buck Island ReefType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Danish Custom House, Kings WharfCity[ Christiansted, St. CroixState[ VIZip[ 00820-4611Phone[ 340-773-1460Desc[ Buck Island Reef National Monument was established to preserve "one ofthe finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea." The park is one of a fewfully marine protected areas in the National Park System. The 176-acreisland and surrounding coral reef ecosystem support a large variety of nativeflora and fauna, including the hawksbill turtle and brown pelican.]Notes[]Name[ ChristianstedType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 2100 Church St. #100City[ Christiansted, St. CroixState[ VIZip[ 00820Phone[ 340-773-1460Desc[ Christiansted National Historic Site is located on the island of St Croix in theVirgin Islands. This park has 5 preserved historic structures and interpretsthe Danish economy and way of life in existence there from 1733 to 1917.We invite you to explore this unique part of Americas heritage!]Notes[]Name[ Salt River BayType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ c/o Christiansted National Historic SiteCity[ Christiansted, St. CroixState[ VIZip[ 00820-4611Phone[ 340 773 1460Desc[ Salt River Bay is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is adynamic, tropical ecosystem with Prehistoric and colonial-era archeological
  • 130. sites and ruins. It is home to some of the largest mango forests in the VirginIslands as well as coral reefs and a submarine canyon. Experience thebeauty, sanctity and spirit of this place.]Notes[]Name[ Virgin IslandsType[ ParkAddr[ Virgin Islands National ParkCity[ St. JohnState[ VIZip[ 00830Phone[ 340 776 6201Desc[ Virgin Islands National Parks hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking.However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complexhistory of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more nearly athousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.]Notes[]Name[ Virgin Islands Coral ReefType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ Virgin Islands Coral Reef National MonumentCity[ St. JohnState[ VIZip[ 00830Phone[ (340) 776-6201Desc[ Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument includes federal submerged landswithin the 3 mile belt off of the island of St. John. These waters support adiverse and complex system of coral reefs, and other ecosystems such asshoreline mangrove forests and segrass beds that contribute to their healthand survival.]Notes[]Name[ Marsh - Billings - RockefellerType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 54 Elm StreetCity[ WoodstockState[ VTZip[ 05091Phone[ (802) 457-3368Desc[ Walk through one of Vermonts most beautiful landscapes, under the shadeof sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges andalongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, andconservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places -sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future.]Notes[]
  • 131. Name[ Ebeys LandingType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 774City[ CoupevilleState[ WAZip[ 98239Phone[ 360-678-6084Desc[ Within the fast growing Puget Sound region, Ebeys Landing NationalHistorical Reserve provides a vivid historical record where Pacific Northwesthistory is still clearly visible in the landscape. Historical features of thereserve appear to todays visitors much as they did a century ago, when NewEngland sea captains were drawn to Penn Cove.]Notes[]Name[ Fort VancouverType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 612 E. Reserve St.City[ VancouverState[ WAZip[ 98661-3897Phone[ (360)696-7655 ex. 10Desc[ Nestled snugly today in the Vancouver/Portland metropolitan area andenveloped by its highway, rail, air, and maritime commercial networks, FortVancouver is a gem of a park whose story as an economic and culturalcenter - told, in part, through engaging programs and a world-classarchaeology collection - fascinatingly portends that of the modern-day PacificNorthwest.]Notes[]Name[ Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle UnitType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ Klondike Gold Rush NHP - Seattle UnitCity[ SeattleState[ WAZip[ 98104Phone[ (206)553-7220, ext 0Desc[ Gold! read the headlines in July of 1897. After years of struggling through adepression, the people of the nation were intrigued by the possibility ofriches. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves the story ofthe 1897-98 stampede to the Yukon gold fields and Seattles role in thisevent. The park offers a glimpse at the stories of adventure and hardship ofthe gold rush.]Notes[]Name[ Lake ChelanType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ c/o North Cascades National Park
  • 132. City[ Sedro-WoolleyState[ WAZip[ 98284-1239Phone[ 360/856-5700Desc[ Jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciersadorn the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Three park unitsin this mountainous region are managed as one and include NorthCascades National Park, Ross Lake, and Lake Chelan National RecreationAreas. These complementary protected lands are united by a contiguousoverlay of Stephen Mather Wilderness.]Notes[]Name[ Lake RooseveltType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 1008 Crest DriveCity[ Coulee DamState[ WAZip[ 99116Phone[ 509-633-9441Desc[ The mighty Columbia River has drawn people to its waters for over 9,000years. Historically the rich fishery of the river was used for survival andprosperity. Today Lake Roosevelts visitors continue to enjoy the river’srecreational offerings of fishing, camping, hunting and boating. Visit LakeRoosevelt National Recreation Area and experience life on the river past andpresent.]Notes[]Name[ Mount RainierType[ ParkAddr[ Tahoma Woods, Star RouteCity[ AshfordState[ WAZip[ 98304-9751Phone[ 360-569-2211Desc[ Mount Rainier National Parks most popular road to Paradise will reopenMay 5 after a six month closure due to flood damage. "This is the day wevebeen working toward since November," said Superintendent DaveUberuaga. More information about the reopening... (24 KB PDF file)]Notes[]Name[ North CascadesType[ ParkAddr[ North Cascades National ParkCity[ Sedro-WoolleyState[ WAZip[ 98284-1239Phone[ 360/856-5700
  • 133. Desc[ Jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciersadorn the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Three park unitsin this mountainous region are managed as one and include NorthCascades National Park, Ross Lake, and Lake Chelan National RecreationAreas. These complementary protected lands are united by a contiguousoverlay of Stephen Mather Wilderness.]Notes[]Name[ OlympicType[ ParkAddr[ 600 East Park AvenueCity[ Port AngelesState[ WAZip[ 98362-6798Phone[ (360) 565-3130Desc[ Here you will find Pacific Ocean beaches, rainforest valleys, glacier-cappedpeaks and a stunning variety of plants and animals. Roads provide access tothe outer edges of the park, but the heart of Olympic is wilderness; aprimeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike.]Notes[]Name[ Ross LakeType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ c/o North Cascades National ParkCity[ Sedro-WoolleyState[ WAZip[ 98284-1239Phone[ 360/856-5700Desc[ Jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciersadorn the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Three park unitsin this mountainous region are managed as one and include NorthCascades National Park, Ross Lake, and Lake Chelan National RecreationAreas. These complementary protected lands are united by a contiguousoverlay of Stephen Mather Wilderness.]Notes[]Name[ San Juan IslandType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 429City[ Friday HarborState[ WAZip[ 98250Phone[ (360)378-2240Desc[ San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quietwoodlands and orca whales. But it was also here in 1859 that the UnitedStates and Great Britain nearly went to war over a dead pig.]
  • 134. Notes[]Name[ Whitman MissionType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 328 Whitman Mission RoadCity[ Walla WallaState[ WAZip[ 99362Phone[ 509-522-6360Desc[ The 1847 Whitman "Massacre" horrified Americans and impacted the livesof the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killingthe Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or somecombination of both?The circumstances that surround this tragic eventresonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differingperspectives.]Notes[]Name[ Apostle IslandsType[ Seashore/LakeshoreAddr[ 415 Washington AvenueCity[ BayfieldState[ WIZip[ 54814Phone[ 715-779-3398Desc[ Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meetsland and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islandsand 12 miles of mainland host a unique blend of cultural and naturalresources. Lighthouses shine over Lake Superior and the new wildernessareas. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewelsof Lake Superior.]Notes[]Name[ North CountryType[ TrailAddr[ 700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 100City[ MadisonState[ WIZip[ 53711Phone[ 608-441-5610Desc[ Hiking Adventures in Seven States The North Country National Scenic Traillinks scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven states. Whencompleted, through the efforts of many people, the trail will be the longestcontinuous hiking trail in the United States. The trail allows hikers toexperience a variety of northern landscapes. Come and experience yourAmerica, at a walking pace.]Notes[]
  • 135. Name[ Saint CroixType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ 401 Hamilton StreetCity[ Saint Croix FallsState[ WIZip[ 54024Phone[ 715-483-3284Desc[ The St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers offer 252 miles of clean water glidingpast a lush green landscape, with glimpses of a human presence. Choose tocanoe and camp amid the northwoods, or boat and fish surrounded bywooded bluffs and historic towns. This river corridor provides a wealth ofscenic views and a haven for wildlife near a major metropolitan area.]Notes[]Name[ AppalachianType[ TrailAddr[ Appalachian National Scenic Trail NPS Park OfficeCity[ Harpers FerryState[ WVZip[ 25425Phone[ 304-535-6331 (ATC)Desc[ The Peoples Path, and Americas First National Scenic Trail "The body ofthe Trail is provided by the lands it traverses, and its soul is in the livingstewardship of the volunteers and workers of the Appalachian Trailcommunity." -from the Appalachian Trail Management Principles, and theA.T. Comprehensive Plan]Notes[]Name[ BluestoneType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P. O. Box 246City[ Glen JeanState[ WVZip[ 25846-0246Phone[ 304-465-0508Desc[ Bluestone National Scenic River is preserved as a living landscape thatprovides an unspoiled experience for visitors and a haven for a variety ofplants and animals. The park protects a 10.5-mile section of the BluestoneRiver in Southern West Virginia.]Notes[]Name[ Gauley RiverType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P. O. Box 246City[ Glen JeanState[ WVZip[ 25846-0246
  • 136. Phone[ 304-465-0508Desc[ The 25 miles of free-flowing Gauley River and the six miles of the MeadowRiver pass through scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide variety ofnatural and cultural features. The Gauley River contains several class V+rapids, making it one of the most adventurous white water boating rivers inthe east. The Gauley River National Recreation Area is managed by NewRiver Gorge National River. For more information about National ParkService lands and facilities in the area, visit the New River Gorge NationalRiver web site.]Notes[]Name[ Harpers FerryType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ P.O. Box 65City[ Harpers FerryState[ WVZip[ 25425Phone[ 304-535-6029Desc[ A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomacand Shenandoah Rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesquestreets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. Theresa wide variety of experiences for visitors of all ages, so come and discoverHarpers Ferry. Park Alert]Notes[]Name[ New River GorgeType[ River/Recreation AreaAddr[ P. O. Box 246City[ Glen JeanState[ WVZip[ 25846-0246Phone[ 304-465-0508Desc[ A rugged, white water river, flowing northward through deep canyons, theNew River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. The parkencompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich incultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic andrecreational opportunities.]Notes[]Name[ Potomac HeritageType[ TrailAddr[ Potomac Heritage National Scenic TrailCity[ Harpers FerryState[ WVZip[ 25425Phone[ 202-619-7222Desc[ The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a partnership to develop and
  • 137. maintain a network of locally-managed trails for recreation, education,transportation and health in a 425-mile corridor between the ChesapeakeBay and the Allegheny Highlands. The NPS is responsible for administrationof the Trail corridor designation and assists various Trail interests withcoordination.]Notes[]Name[ Devils TowerType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 10City[ Devils TowerState[ WYZip[ 82714-0010Phone[ (307) 467-5283Desc[ Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Once hidden,erosion has revealed Devils Tower. This 1347 acre park is covered with pineforests, woodlands, and grasslands. Deer, prairie dogs, and other wildlifeare seen. Also known as Bears Lodge, it is a sacred site for many AmericanIndians. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower the firstnational monument in 1906.]Notes[]Name[ Fort LaramieType[ Historic Park/SiteAddr[ 965 Gray Rocks RoadCity[ Fort LaramieState[ WYZip[ 82212Phone[ 307-837-2221Desc[ This "grand old post," established as a private fur trading fort in 1834,witnessed the entire sweeping saga of Americas western expansion andIndian resistance to encroachment on their territories. Indians, trappers,traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys andhomesteaders would leave their mark on a place that would become famousin the American West. more...]Notes[]Name[ Fossil ButteType[ Monument/MemorialAddr[ P.O. Box 592City[ KemmererState[ WYZip[ 83101-0592Phone[ 307-877-4455Desc[ Some of the worlds best preserved fossils are found in the flat-toppedridges of southwestern Wyomings cold sagebrush desert. Fossilized fish,insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their
  • 138. abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Most remarkable is the storythey tell of ancient life in a sub-tropical landscape.]Notes[]Name[ Grand TetonType[ ParkAddr[ PO Drawer 170City[ MooseState[ WYZip[ 83012-0170Phone[ (307) 739-3300Desc[ Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park preserves aspectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes andextraordinary wildlife. The abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Rangecontrasts with the horizontal sage-covered valley and glacial lakes at theirbase, creating world-renowned scenery that attracts nearly four millionvisitors per year.]Notes[]Name[ John D Rockefeller JrType[ ParkwayAddr[ PO Drawer 170City[ MooseState[ WYZip[ 83012Phone[ 307-739-3300Desc[ Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park preserves aspectacular landscape rich with majestic mountains, pristine lakes andextraordinary wildlife. The abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Rangecontrasts with the horizontal sage-covered valley and glacial lakes at theirbase, creating world-renowned scenery that attracts nearly four millionvisitors per year.]Notes[]Name[ YellowstoneType[ ParkAddr[ P.O. Box 168City[ Yellowstone National ParkState[ WYZip[ 82190-0168Phone[ 307-344-7381Desc[ Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is Americas first nationalpark. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, it is home to a large varietyof wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, bison, and elk. Preserved withinYellowstone National Park are Old Faithful and a collection of the worldsmost extraordinary geysers and hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of theYellowstone.
  • 139. ]Notes[]