America’s National Park Service boasts more than 400 sites, from our well-known National Parks, to lesser-known National Battlefields, Monuments, Historical Sites and more. There are park sites all across the U.S. Some of them preserve wild and unique landscapes, while others preserve sites of historical American significance.
My love of the parks started early, and has only deepened. Ultimately, I want to visit all those 400+ park sites, a goal I know will likely take me many, many years. These are my stories so far.
Arizona: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument || || Grand Canyon National Park || Petrified Forest National Park || Saguaro National Park Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
California: Alcatraz Island || Cabrillo National Monument || || Death Valley National Park Mojave National Preserve
Georgia: Andersonville National Historic Site
Iowa: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Maine: Acadia National Park
Maryland: Antietam National Battlefield || Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
New Mexico: Bandelier National Monument || Fort Union National Monument || Pecos National Historical Park || Petroglyph National Monument || Valles Caldera National Preserve
New York: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
North Carolina: Cape Hatteras National Seashore || || Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guilford Courthouse National Military Park || Wright Brothers National Memorial
Pennsylvania: Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site || Flight 93 National Memorial || Independence National Historical Park
Tennessee: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park || Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Virginia: Appomattox Court House National Historical Park || Booker T. Washington National Monument || Fort Monroe National Monument || George Washington Birthplace National Monument || Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site || Manassas National Battlefield Park || Prince William Forest Park || || Shenandoah National Park Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Washington: Olympic National Park
Washington, D.C.: Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument || Frederick Douglass National Historic Site