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National Historical Parks 

The designation of National Historical Park generally applies to historic parks that extend beyond single properties or buildings. At present, there are 42 national historical parks in the National Park System.

Adams National Historical Park
Site includes the home of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, of Minister to Great Britain Charles Francis Adams, and of writers Henry Adams and Brooks Adams.

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Here on April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederacy's field army to Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant.

Boston National Historical Park
Linked to events and ideas of American Revolution. Sites include Bunker Hill, Dorchester Heights, Old North Church, Paul Revere House, and others.

Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Heritage Area
Preserve significant landscapes, sites and structures associated with the development of Creole culture.

Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park
Commemorate a nationally significant Civil War landscape and antebellum plantation by sharing the story of Shenandoah Valley history from early settlement through the Civil War and beyond.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Features 13 major archeological sites that represent the highest point of Pueblo pre-Columbian civilization.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Follows route of the 184-mile canal along the Potomac River between Washington, DC and Cumberland, MD. Canal served as a transportation route from 1828-1924.

Colonial National Historical Park
Includes most of Jamestown Island, site of the first permanent English settlement (1607) and Yorktown, scene of the culminating battle of the Revolution (1781).

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Mountain pass became a main artery of the great trans-Allegheny migration for settlement of "the Old West" and a Civil War military objective.

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park
Preserves area's aviation heritage associated with Wilbur and Orville Wright, and honors the life and work of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, a friend of the Wrights.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park
Located on site of old Fort Sackville, memorial building commemorates capture of fort from the British by George Rogers Clark on February 25, 1779.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Town changed hands eight times during Civil War, and was site of a diverse number of historical events, including John Brown's attack on slavery.

Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
Preserves burial mounds, large earthworks, and finely crafted artifacts of the Hopewell Culture (200 B.C. to A.D. 500).

Independence National Historical Park
Located in central Philadelphia, park includes structures and sites associated with the American Revolution and the founding of the United States.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Consisting of six separate sites in south Louisiana, park preserves significant examples of the natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi Delta region.

Kalaupapa National Historical Park
Includes site of the Molokai Island Hansen's disease (leprosy) settlement (1886-1969), areas relating to early Hawaiian settlement, and scenic and geological resources.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Site of an ancient Hawaiian settlement which encompasses portions of four different traditional sea to mountain land divisions.

Keweenaw National Historical Park
Commemorates the first significant copper mining in the U.S. and the oldest metal mining heritage in the western hemisphere, dating back 7,000 years.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Commemorates gold rush of the 1890s with historic buildings in Skagway and portions of the White Pass Trail from Skagway, and the Chilkoot Trail from Dyea.

Lewis & Clark National Historical Park
Preserves sites
in Oregon and Washington associated with the arrival and winter encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the lower Columbia River area in the winter of 1805-1806, following its successful crossing of the North American Continent. Incorporates Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

Lowell National Historical Park
Textile mills, worker housing, 5.6 miles of canals, and 19th-century commercial buildings commemorate the history of America's Industrial Revolution in Lowell.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Includes the birthplace, boyhood home, and ranch of the 36th President, his grandparents' log cabin, and the family cemetery.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Home to pioneer conservationist George Perkins Marsh in early 1800s, park is the first unit of the NPS to focus on the theme of conservation history.

Minute Man National Historical Park
Preserves and protects the significant historic sites, structures, properties, and landscapes associated with the opening battles of the American Revolution.

Morristown National Historical Park
Preserves site occupied by General George Washington and the Continental Army during two critical winters -- January 1777 and 1779-80 -- of the Revolutionary War.

Natchez National Historical Park
Interprets the history of Natchez, Mississippi, a commercial, cultural, and social center of the "cotton belt" and antebellum South.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
This 13 block, 20 acre area of the city of New Bedford commemorates the history and heritage of New Bedford as the world’s leading port for the whaling industry.

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Preserves and interprets jazz as it evolved in New Orleans, and provides technical assistance to a broad range of organizations involved with jazz and its history.

Nez Perce National Historical Park
The 38 sites of the park in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington preserve and interpret the history of the Nez Perce people.

Pecos National Historical Park
Preserves 10,000 years of history, including the pueblo of Pecos, two Spanish Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Until 1819, vanquished Hawaiian warriors, noncombatants, and kapu breakers could escape death by reaching this sacred ground.

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park
This Richmond, California park was created to commemorate the mobilization of the workforce on the home front during World War II, while specifically recognizing the contributions of women and minorities to this effort. 

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
The only known site where members of the Columbus expedition set foot on what is now U.S. territory, park preserves diverse cultural and natural resources.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Four Spanish frontier missions, part of a colonization system that stretched across the Spanish Southwest in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, are commemorated here.

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
Includes the historic fleet at Hyde Street Pier, the Maritime Museum, and the Maritime Museum Library.

San Juan Island National Historical Park
Marks events on the island from 1853-1872 in connection with final settlement of the Oregon Territory's boundary, including the so-called Pig War of 1859.

Saratoga National Historical Park
Site of the first significant American military victory during the American Revolution.

Sitka National Historical Park
Commemorates the 1804 Battle of Sitka that marked the last major Tlingit Indian resistance to Russian colonization.

Tumacacori National Historical Park
Includes the mission sites of Tumacacori, Guevavi and Calabazas, established by Jesuit Father Kino in the late 1690s in the northern frontier of New Spain.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Site of the Continental Army's winter encampment (1777-78) includes Washington's headquarters, earthworks, monuments, and markers.

War in the Pacific National Historical Park
Interprets events in the Pacific theater of World War II and includes major historic sites associated with the 1944 battle for Guam.

Women's Rights National Historical Park
Commemorates the First Women's Rights Convention and the early leaders of the women's rights movement in the United States.

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