National Parks in New York

Niagara Falls Tour

Niagara Falls Tour

Niagara Falls, New York

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African Burial Ground

National Monument, NY

African Burial Ground National Monument

African Burial Ground National Monument

The African Burial Ground National Monument is where the remains of more than 400 Africans were buried in the late 17th and 18th centuries. It is part of what was once the largest colonial-era cemetery for free and enslaved Africans. The burial ground, located in Manhattan, was rediscovered in 1991 after plans were underway to build a Federal office building in the same area.

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National Scenic Trail, NY and CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV

Captain John Smith Chesapeake

National Historic Trail, NY and VA, MD, DE, DC, PA

Castle Clinton

National Monument, New York, NY

Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton

The history of New York City began here at Castle Clinton -- initially built to prevent a British invasion in 1812. The circular sandstone fort is located in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. It is best remembered as America’s first immigration station where more than 8 million people arrived in the US, from 1855 to 1890. Before becoming a national monument, the castle served as beer garden, exhibition hall, theater and public aquarium.

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Jazz Guy, Flickr

Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Watershed, NY and DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network

NY and DC, MD, PA, VA, WV, DE

Eleanor Roosevelt

National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY

Ellis Island

Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument, NY and NJ

Ellis Island

Ellis Island

Ellis Island was the gateway for more than 12 million immigrants to enter into the US between 1892 and 1954. Although most of the island is in New Jersey, the island is located in New York Harbor. Tourists and history buffs alike can visit the historic island and museum to hear inspiring stories and view photo collections about the people who passed through what was once the nation’s busiest immigrant inspection station.

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Erie Canalway

National Heritage Corridor, Upstate, NY

Federal Hall

National Memorial, New York, NY

Fire Island

National Seashore, Patchogue, NY

Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island Lighthouse

Fire Island, a barrier island parallel to Long Island, NY, is a popular summer vacation destination. Accessible by shuttle ferries, water taxis and private boats, the island is free of motor vehicles, so many visitors get around the island by walking or biking. During the summer, the 32-mile-long island is popular for surfing and sailing. However, many people enjoy visiting the National Seashore during the off-season to explore Fire Island Lighthouse, Sailors Haven and the Sunken Forest, or to collect seashells along the shore.

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Fort Stanwix

National Monument, Rome, NY


National Recreation Area, Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island, NY and Monmouth County, NJ

General Grant

National Memorial, New York, NY

Governors Island

National Monument, New York, NY

Governors Island National Monument

Governors Island National Monument

Explore the history of Governors Island as it evolved from a colonial outpost to regional administrative center for the US Army and Coast Guard. Visit Castle Williams, the sandstone fort that has stood watch over New York City for over 200 years.

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Hamilton Grange

National Memorial, New York, NY

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY

Hudson River Valley

National Heritage Area, Albany, NY

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Explore the beautiful Hudson River Valley. This national park site stretches from New York City to Albany. Uncover the history of the American Revolutionary War, visit scenic parks and gardens and see the world’s largest kaleidoscope at Mount Tremper. Through the Hudson Valley there are dozens of tourist attractions, including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Donald Kendall Sculpture Garden, Stony Point Battlefield and Playland Amusement Park.

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EJP Photo, Flickr

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

National Historic Site, Manhattan, NY

Martin Van Buren

National Historic Site, Kinderhook, NY

National Parks of New York Harbor

New York City, NY and Northern New Jersey

Niagara Falls

National Heritage Area, NY

American Falls Overlook at Niagara


American Falls Overlook at Niagara

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jferrer/Getty Images/iStockphoto

North Country

National Scenic Trail, NY and MI, MN, ND, NY, OH, PA, WI

Sagamore Hill

National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY

Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill is the home of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Roosevelt lived at his “Summer White House” from 1885 until his death in 1919. Although the home is closed for renovations, the park grounds are open.

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David Smith, Flickr

Saint Paul’s Church

National Historic Site, Mount Vernon, NY

Saint Paul's Church

Saint Paul's Church

Saint Paul’s Church, located in Mount Vernon, NY, is an 18th-century that was used as a Revolutionary War hospital, a historic cemetery with headstones dating to 1704 and remnant of a Village Green that was the site of the Election of 1733, which raised issues of freedom of religion and press. Aside from its historic past, the church apparently has ghosts that still lurk through the halls. Visitors have heard what sound like heavy chains being dragged across the basement floor.

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Anthony22, Wikimedia Commons


National Historical Park, Stillwater, NY

Statue of Liberty

National Monument, Ellis Island, NY

statue of liberty, new york city, france, gift, attraction

statue of liberty, new york city, france, gift, attraction

Statue of Liberty, New York, USA

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Travelpix Ltd, Getty Images

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

National Historic Site, New York, NY

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

National Historic Site, Buffalo, NY

Thomas Cole

National Historic Site, Catskill, NY

Upper Delaware

Scenic & Recreational River, NY and PA

Vanderbilt Mansion

National Historic Site, Hyde Park, NY


National Historic Trail, NY and MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, DC

Women’s Rights

National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, NY

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