National Parks, Monuments & Historic Sites

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

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

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

The National Park Service manages 421 individual units covering more than 85 million acres in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. These include national parks, monuments, battlefields, seashores, and more.

National Parks, Monuments, & Historic Sites:

Acadia National Park, ME

Alcatraz Island, CA

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, TX

Andersonville Prison of the Civil War, GA

Antietam Battlefield, MD

Appomattox Court House, VA

Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM

Badlands National Park, SD

Bandelier National Monument, NM

Bent’s Fort National Historic Site, CO

Big Bend National Park, TX

Black Canyon of the Gunnison, CO

Blue Ridge Parkway, VA/NC

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Bryce Canyon, UT

Canyons of the Ancients, CO

Cane River Creole National Historical Park, LA

Canyon de Chelly, AZ

Cape Cod & National Seashore, MA

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, FL

Castle Clinton, NY

Chaco Culture National Park, NM

Chesapeake Bay National Park

Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park, GA/TN

City of Rocks National Reserve, ID

Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID

Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA

Ellis Island, Jersey City, New Jersey

Ellis Island, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, KY-TN-VA

Death Valley, CA

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, PA-NJ

Dinosaur National Monument, CO-UT

El Morro National Monument, NM

Ellis Island – Island of Hope & Tears, NY

Fort Bowie National Historic Site, AZ

Fort Davis National Historic Site, TX

Fort Frederica National Monument, GA

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, WY

Old Bedlam at Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Old Bedlam at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, by Kathy Alexander.

Fort Larned National Historic Site, KS

Fort Matanzas National Monument, FL

Fort McHenry National Monument, MD

Fort Monroe National Monument, VA

Fort Necessity National Battlefield, PA

Fort Point National Historic Site, CA

Fort Pulaski National Monument, GA

Fort Scott National Historic Site, KS

Fort Smith National Historic Site, AR

Fort Stanwix National Monument, NY

Fort Union Trading Post, ND

Fort Union National Monument, NM

Fort Vancouver, WA

The Ghosts of Lake Mead, NV-AZ

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, NM

Glacier National Park, MT

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Grand Portage National Monument, MN

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

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

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, NC & TN

Grand Teton National Park, WY

Harpers Ferry, WV

Hot Springs, AR

Hovenweep National Monument, CO

Hubbell Trading Post, AZ

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, IN

Jamestown National Historic Site, VA

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, PA

Keweenaw National Historic Park, MI

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, AK

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, ND

Lees Ferry, AZ

Quincy Smelter, Houghton, Michigan by Kathy Alexander.

Quincy Smelter, Houghton, Michigan by Kathy Alexander.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument, KY

Monocacy National Battlefield, MD

Muir Woods National Monument, CA

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, NY

Nicodemus National Historic Site, KS

Pecos National Historic Park, NM

Pipe Spring National Monument, AZ

Presidio of San Francisco, CA

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

Pullman National Monument, IL

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, NM

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas

Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas by Kathy Alexander.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, TX

Sand Creek Massacre Site, CO

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, MA

Scotts Bluff National Monument, NE

Shiloh National Military Park, TN

Statue of Liberty National Monument

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, MT

Voyageurs National Park, MN

Washita Battlefield, OK

Whitman Massacre National Historic Site, WA

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, MO

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming by Kathy Alexander.

Yellowstone National Park, WY

Fort Yellowstone – Preserving the First National Park

Zion National Park, UT

National Park Photo Galleries

Compiled and edited by Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated March 2024.

Also See:

Destinations in America

National Park Photo Galleries

Quirky and Off-Beat Roadside Attractions

Scenic Byways & Historic Trails

National Park Service Wall Map

National Park Service Wall Map. Available in 11×17 poster print HERE.