National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior

Hispanic Heritage Travel Destinations

Park Units



Image of Cabrillo National Monument

The first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast

Cabrillo National
Monument



Image of Castillo National Monument

A bastion built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

 

Image of Mexican American dancers

A milestone in diplomatic relations for Mexico and the United States

Chamizal National
Memorial

 

Image of hikers at Coronado NM

An epic journey in 1540 through arid deserts and rugged mountains

Coronado National
Memorial

 

Image of Spaniards coming ashore

In 1539 Hernando de Soto splashed ashore at Tampa Bay

DeSoto National
Memorial

 

Image of Spaniards grafitti

 Spanish travelers carved over 2,000 messagesfor hundreds of years

El Morro National Monument

 

Image of Fort Matanzas

 Florida where European nations fought for control in the New World

Fort Matanzas National Monument

 

Image of reenactor

 In 1776 he led  240 people over 1200 miles to settle Alta California

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

 

 



Image of the Palo Alto battle

A two-year long conflict that changed the map of North America

Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site



Image ofPecos

Coronado pursued a vision quest in 1540 that brought him here

Pecos National Historical Park

 

Image of Mexican American dancers

Early in the 17th-century Spanish Franciscans visited the area

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

 

Image of hikers at Coronado NM

In 1718 Spanish representatives established the first missions

San Antonio Missions National Historic Site

 

Image of San Juan forts

Fortifications constructed by the Spanish beginning in 1533

San Juan National Historic Site

 

Image of Sante Fe trail marker

 An international highway of the past in the heartland

Santa Fe National Historic Trail

 

Image of Tumacacori

Three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southern Arizona

Tumacácori National Historical Park

 

 

Travel Itineraries



Image of American Latino History page

How Latino Culture Influenced America

American Latino History



Image for Places Reflecting America's Diverse Culture

Explore their Stories

Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures

 

Image of National Register page for American Southwest

Early History of Arizona and New Mexico

Hispanic Culture in Southwest

 

Image of National Register page for Early History of the California Coast

Early History of the California Coast

Hispanic Culture in the West



Image of National Register page for Along the Georgia Florida Coast

Along the Georgia Florida Coast

Hispanic Culture in the South

 

Image of National Register page for South and West Texas

Early History of South and West Texas

Hispanic Culture in Texas