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New York National Parks

African Burial Ground National Monument

From the 1690s to the 1790s, served as the final resting place of enslaved and free Africans in New York City, New York.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states.

Castle Clinton National Monument

Built 1808-1811, structure served as defense for NY harbor, entertainment center, and immigration depot for more than 8 million people from 1855-1890.

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Experience the diversity of the Chesapeake Bay through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - a system of over 160 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities and water trails in the Bay watershed.

Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Features the furnished home of the Eleanor Roosevelt ("Val-Kill Cottage") and Stone Cottage, built for her by FDR in 1925.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

The official Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor website provides a unified venue for information from Corridor sites on many levels --federal, state, local, and private. General information on the Corridor is provided here.

Federal Hall National Memorial

Seat of NY's colonial government and site of Washington inauguration, John Peter Zenger trial, adoption of Bill of Rights, and meeting place of the Stamp Act Congress.

Fire Island National Seashore

32-mile-long seashore includes beaches, dunes, the Fire Island Light, and the nearby estate of William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Fort Stanwix National Monument

Site of the American stand in August, 1777 against the British invasion from Canada and the treaty of Fort Stanwix with the Iroquois on November 5, 1768.

Gateway National Recreation Area

Spanning portions of NY and NJ, nation's first urban park offers wide range of recreational opportunities. It includes a wildlife refuge, historic forts and airfields.

General Grant National Memorial

Popularly known as Grants Tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America (completed in 1897) includes the tombs of General and Mrs. Grant.

Governor's Island National Monument

Between 1806 and 1811, these fortifications were constructed as part of the First and Second American Systems of Coastal Fortification. Both Castle William and Fort Jay represent two of the finest types of defensive structures in use from the Renaissance to the American Civil War.

Hamilton Grange National Memorial

The Grange, named after his grandfather's estate in Scotland, was the home of Alexander Hamilton, American statesman and first Secretary of the Treasury.

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Springwood was the birthplace, lifetime residence, and "Summer White House" of the 32nd President.

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

This area resources exhibit the roles of freedom and dignity in the valley's history, and the historical and contemporary role of commerce.

Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site

The heart of the museum is the historic tenement, home to an estimated 7,000 people from over 20 nations between 1863 and 1935. Tour the tenement's cramped living spaces. Learn about the lives of past residents and the history of the Lower East Side.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site

Lindenwald was the retirement home of the eighth U.S. President, Martin Van Buren, from 1841 until his death July 24, 1862.

Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

Designated by Congress in 2008, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area stretches from the western boundary of Wheatfield, New York to the mouth of the Niagara River on Lake Ontario.

North Country National Scenic Trail

Hiking Adventures in Seven States The North Country National Scenic Trail links scenic, natural, historic, and cultural areas in seven states.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt's home from 1886 until his death in 1919, including the "Summer White House" from 1901-09.

Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site

This 18th-century church, completed in 1787, is associated with the trial of John Peter Zenger and the fight for freedom of the press.

Saratoga National Historical Park

Site of the first significant American military victory during the American Revolution.

Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island

Park includes the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, which played an important role in the history of immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

The 26th President was born here on October 27, 1858, and spent the first 13 years of his life here.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated as 26th President of the U.S. on September 14, 1901, in the Ansley Wilcox House after the assassination of President McKinley.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

In 1825, America was still a new nation, just forming its own unique identity and traditions. Thomas Cole invented a new style of art, one that Americans could call their own. His landscape paintings launched the art movement known as the Hudson River School.

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River

Stretching 73 miles along the New York-Pennsylvania border, the longest free-flowing river in the Northeast includes riffles and Class I and II rapids.

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

Built by Frederick W. Vanderbilt, mansion is a fine example of homes built by 19th-century millionaires.

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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