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National Historical Parks (52)
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Kentucky2995 Lincoln Farm Road
Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 358-3137
Description: In the fall of 1808, Thomas and Nancy Lincoln settled on Sinking Spring Farm. Two months later on February 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln was born there in a one-room log cabin. Today this site bears the address of 2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, Kentucky. A cabin, symbolic of the one in which Lincoln was born, is preserved within a 1911 memorial building at the site.
Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts135 Adams Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 770-1175
Description: There is an off-site Visitors Center less than a mile away. Regularly scheduled tours of the houses are offered in season, April 19 to November 10, by guided tour only, using a tourist trolley provided by the Park Service between sites
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, VirginiaAppomattox Court House National Historical Park
Appomattox, VA 24522
Phone: 434) 352-8987
Description: The Appomattox Court House is a National Historical Park of original and reconstructed 19th century buildings in Appomattox County, Virginia.The village is famous as the site of the Battle of Appomattox Court House and containing the house of Wilmer McLean, where the surrender of the Confederate army under Robert E. Lee to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant took place on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War
Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Massachusetts, Rhode Island670 Linwood Ave
Whitinsville, MA 65738
Phone: (508) 234-4242
Description: National Heritage Corridor, which is not a unit of the National Park System, but the National Historical Park contains only a subset of the sites associated with that National Heritage Area. The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor continues to exist independently of the National Historical Park.
Boston National Historical Park, MassachusettsCharlestown Navy Yard
Boston , MA 02129
Phone: (617) 242-5601
Description: The Boston National Historical Park is an association of sites that showcase Boston's role in the American Revolution. It was designated a national park on October 1, 1974. Seven of the eight sites are connected by the Freedom Trail, a walking tour of downtown Boston.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana400 Rapides Dr
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318) 352-0383
Description: Established in 1994, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park serves to preserve the resources and cultural landscapes of the Cane River region in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, VirginiaVisitor Contact Station
Middletown Courts Strip Mall
7712 Main Street,
Middletown, MO 65738
Phone: (540) 869-3051
Description: The National Historical Park was created to protect several historically significant locations in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern Virginia, notably the site of the American Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek and the Belle Grove Plantation.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico
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Nageezi, NM 87037
Phone: (505) 786-7014
Description: The park is located in northwestern New Mexico, between Albuquerque and Farmington, in a remote canyon cut by the Chaco Wash. Containing the most sweeping collection of ancient ruins north of Mexico, the park preserves one of the most important pre-Columbian cultural and historical areas in the United States.
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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park,
District of Columbia, Maryland, & West Virginia1850 Dual Highway,
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) -739-4200
Description: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is located in the District of Columbia and the states of Maryland and West Virginia. The park was established in 1961 as a National Monument by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to preserve the neglected remains of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and many of its original structures
Colonial National Historical Park, VirginiaLocated in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia
Williamsburg, VA 23690
Description: Colonial National Historical Park is located in the Hampton Roads region. The park protects and interprets several sites relating to the Colony of Virginia and the history of the United States more broadly, ranging from the site of the first landing of the English settlers who would settle at Jamestown, to the battlefields of Yorktown where the British Army was finally defeated in the American Revolutionary War.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Kentucky, Tennessee, & VirginiaThe Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia, centered on the Cumberland Gap, a natural break in the Appalachian Mountains.
91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965
Phone: (606) 248-2817
Description: The Cumberland Gap Visitor Center is located on U.S. Highway 25E just southeast of Middlesboro, Kentucky and just northwest of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Ohio16 South Williams St
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 225-7705
Description: Three exceptional men from Dayton, Ohio, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright and Paul Laurence Dunbar, found their creative outlet here through accomplishments and failures, and finally success.
First State National Historical Park, DelawareNew Castle Court House Museum
211 Delaware Street
New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: (302) 544-6363)
Description: First State National Historical Park is a National Park Service unit which lies primarily in the state of Delaware but which extends partly into Pennsylvania in Chadds Ford.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Indiana401 S. 2nd Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: (812) 882-1776
Description: The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 state
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Maryland, Virginia, & West VirginiaHarpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone: (304) 535-6029
Description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The park includes land in the Shenandoah Valley in Jefferson County, West Virginia; Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia.
Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, New YorkHarriet Tubman National Historical Park
Auburn, NY 13021
Description: Harriet Tubman was guided by a deep faith and devotion to family, freedom, and community. After emancipating herself and members of her family, she moved them from Ontario, Canada to Fleming and Auburn, New York in 1859. Central New York was a center for progressive thought, abolition, and women’s suffrage where Tubman continued to fight for human rights and dignity until she died in 1913.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, Maryland4068 Golden Hill Road
Church Creek, MD 65738
Phone: (410) 221-2290
Description: Harriet Tubman was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom. She is the Underground Railroad’s best known conductor and before the Civil War repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people north to new lives of freedom. This new national historical park preserves the same landscapes that Tubman used to carry herself and others away from slavery.
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Ohio16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: (740) 774-1126
Description: Earthen mounds and embankments forming huge geometric enclosures grace the landscape of the Ohio River Valley. These monumental structures were built by Native American hands almost 2,000 years ago. Hopewellian people gathered at these earthworks for feasts, funerals and rites of passage.
Independence National Historical Park, Pennsylvania143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 965-2305
Description: Independence National Historical Park is a United States National Park in Philadelphia that preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Louisiana419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 589-3882
Description: In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte.
Kalaupapa National Historical Park, HawaiiP.O. Box 2222
Kalaupapa , HI 96742
Phone: (808) 567-6802
Description: When Hansen's disease, leprosy, was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands, King Kamehameha V banished all afflicted to the isolated Kalaupapa peninsula on the north shore of Molokai.
Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, Hawaii73-4786 Kanalani St. #14
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 329-6881
Description: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located in the Kona District on the Big island of Hawaiʻi in the state of Hawaiʻi. It includes the National Historic Landmarked archaeological site known as the Honokōhau Settlement.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska and Washington319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 220-4240
Description: After surviving a devastating fire and an economic depression, Seattle flourished with the Klondike Gold Rush. As a key port city, merchants supplied would-be Klondike Kings and Queens on their way to Alaska. This cemented Seattle as an anchor of the Pacific Northwest.
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Oregon and Washington92343 Fort Clatsop Road
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 861-2471
Description: Explore the timeless rainforests and majestic coastal vistas. Discover the rich heritage of the native people. Unfold the dramatic stories of America's most famous explorers. The park encompasses sites along the Columbia River and the Pacific Coast. Follow in the footsteps of the explorers and have an adventure in history.
Lowell National Historical Park, Massachusetts67 Kirk Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Phone: (978) 970-5000
Description: Lowell National Historical Park is a National Historical Park of the United States located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Established in 1978 a few years after Lowell Heritage State Park, it is operated by the National Park Service and comprises a group of different sites in and around the city of Lowell related to the era of textile manufacturing in the city during the Industrial Revolution.
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Texas100 Ladybird Lane
Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone: (830) 868-7128
Description: Texas White House Closure. Until further notice, the Texas White House will be closed to tours due to health and safety concerns arising from structural issues. All other park facilities will remain open to the public.
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Michigan25970 Red Jacket Road
Calumet, MI 49913
Phone: (906) 337-3168
Description: From 7,000 years ago to the 1900s people mined Keweenaw copper. Native peoples made copper into tools and trade items. Investors and immigrants arrived in the 1800s in a great mineral rush, developing thriving industries and cosmopolitan communities. Though the mines have since closed, their mark is still visible on the land and people.
Manhattan Project National Historical Park, New Mexico, Tennessee, and WashingtonDescription: The park consists of three units: one in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one in Los Alamos, New Mexico and one in Hanford, Washington. It was established on November 10, 2015 when Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz signed the memorandum of agreement that defined the roles that the two agencies had when managing the park.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vermont54 Elm Street
Woodstock, VT 05091
Phone: (802) 457-3368
Description: The forest and fields in their white winter cloak are a place of magic & sublime beauty. Grab your skis or snowshoes & adventure along the park’s groomed ski trails and natural back-country trails. Ski passes are required for the groom trails and are available from the Woodstock Nordic Center.
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park, Georgia450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 331-5190
Description: A dreamer is moved by destiny into leadership of the modern civil rights movement…This was Martin Luther King, Jr. Come hear his story, visit the home of his birth, and where he played as a child. Walk in his footsteps, and hear his voice in the church where he moved hearts and minds. Marvel at how he was an instrument for social change
Minute Man National Historical Park, Massachusetts174 Liberty St.
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: (978) 369-6993
Description: At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.
Morristown National Historical Park, New Jersey30 Washington Place
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 539-2016
Description: Morristown National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, consisting of four sites important during the American Revolutionary War: Jockey Hollow, the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense and the New Jersey Brigade Encampment site.
Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi640 South Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 446-5790
Description: Natchez National Historical Park tells the story of Natchez in the American South. The park protects the sites and structures associated with the peoples of Natchez and its surrounding area from earliest inhabitants to the modern era.
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, Massachusetts33 William Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 996-4095
Description: "The town itself is perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all New England..nowhere in all America will you find more patrician-like houses, parks and gardens more opulent, than in New Bedford…all these brave houses and flowery gardens came from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. One and all, they were harpooned and dragged up hither from the bottom of the sea."
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 589-4841
Description: Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our visitor center at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at 400 Esplanade Ave. or 916 North Peters St. to inquire about musical events around town.
Nez Perce National Historical Park,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, & Washington39063 US Hwy 95
Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone: (208) 843-7009
Description: For thousands of years the valleys, prairies, mountains, and plateaus of the inland northwest have been home to the nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) people. Extremely resilient, they have adapted and survived the settling of the United States. Explore these places. Learn their stories.
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Texas1623 Central Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 541-2785
Description: On May 8, 1846, United States and Mexican troops clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto. The battle was the first in a two-year long war that changed the map of North America. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park preserves the site of this notable battle and provides an understanding of the causes, events, and consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, New Jersey72 McBride Avenue Ext
Paterson, NJ 07501
Phone: (973) 523-2210
Description: Cotton and silk fabrics; steam locomotives; continuous rolls of paper; airplane engines. What do these things have in common? They were all manufactured in the same place - Paterson, NJ.
Pecos National Historical Park, New MexicoPecos National Historical Park
Pecos, NM 87552
Phone: (505) 757-7241
Description: In the midst of piñon, juniper, and ponderosa pine woodlands of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains not far from Santa Fe, the remains of Indian pueblos stand as meaningful reminders of people who once prevailed. Pecos National Historical Park helps visitors explore the cultural exchange and geographic features that played such crucial roles in the rich history of the Pecos Valley.
Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, HawaiiPu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
Honaunau, HI 96726
Phone: (808) 328-2326
Description: Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is located on the South Kona coast on the island of Hawaii. It contains about 420 acres of federal lands, including the coastal areas of two ahupua'a (land divisions), Hōnaunau and Keokea and the upland areas of the Ki'ilae ahupua'a.
Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park, California1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 94804
Phone: (510) 232-5050
Description: Explore and honor the efforts and sacrifices of American civilians on the World War II home front. Find out how they lived, worked and got along. Many faces, many stories, many truths weave a complex tapestry of myths and realities from this time of opportunity and loss.
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Virgin IslandsChristiansted, Virgin Islands
Phone: (340) 773-1773
Description: Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking tours.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Texas2202 Roosevelt Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 932-1001
Description: After 10,000 years, the people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and drought lingered. Survival lay in the missions. By entering a mission, they foreswore their traditional life to become Spanish, accepting a new religion and pledging fealty to a distant and unseen king.
San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, California2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 561-7000
Description: The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility.
San Juan Island National Historical Park, WashingtonSan Juan Island
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Phone: (360) 378-2240
Description: Peace Over War. San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.
Saratoga National Historical Park, New York648 Route 32
Stillwater, NY 12170
Phone: (518) 670-2985
Description: Here, in 1777, during the American War for Independence, American troops battled and beat a British invasion force, marking the first time in world history that a British Army ever surrendered. This crucial victory secured essential foreign recognition and support, instigated world-wide wars, affirmed United States independence, and changed the face of the world.
Sitka National Historical Park, Alaska103 Monastery St
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: (907) 747-0110
Description: On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Park visitors are awed by Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House speaks of Russia’s little known colonial legacy in North America.
Thomas Edison National Historical Park, New Jersey211 Main Street
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: (973) 736-0550
Description: Thomas Edison’s home and laboratory are a step back in time, when machines were run by belts and pulleys and music was played on phonographs. Where to the passerby, the buildings betray little evidence of the industries they once started.
Tumacácori National Historical Park, Arizona1891 East Frontage Road
Tumacacori, AZ 85640
Phone: (520) 377-5060
Description: Tumacácori sits at a cultural crossroads in the Santa Cruz River valley. Here O’odham, Yaqui, and Apache people met and mingled with European Jesuit and Franciscan missionaries, settlers, and soldiers, sometimes in conflict and sometimes in cooperation. Follow the timeworn paths and discover stories that connect us to enduring relationships, vibrant cultures, and traditions of long ago.
Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, MO 65738
Phone: (610) 783-1000
Description: Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The 3,500-acres of monuments, meadows, and woodlands commemorate the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation. The park honors and celebrates the ability of citizens to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.
War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam135 Murray Blvd
Hagatna, Guam GU 96910
Phone: (671) 477-7278
Description: War in the Pacific National Historical Park was established to commemorate the bravery, courage, and sacrifice of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II. At War in the Pacific National Historical Park, the former battlefields, gun emplacements, trenches, and historic structures all serve as silent reminders of the bloody World War II battles.
Women's Rights National Historical Park, New York136 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Phone: (315) 568-0024
Description: Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20,1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today. The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.