Laws & Policies
When you visit any of the sites run by the National Park Service, you are viewing America’s treasures. These parks were created because they have special meaning to all Americans. The laws that created these special places for us to own and enjoy also mandate they be protected for the enjoyment of future generations of Americans as well.
Visiting any of our national parks is similar to visiting museums or art galleries. You certainly wouldn’t think of taking an artifact or painting home from such places. Removing anything from our National Parks means that other visitors will not be able to enjoy it.
Help protect America’s National Park sites by leaving everything in its place and not defacing the natural resources. Other park visitors and future generations of Americans will thank you.
Did You Know?
In 1909, President Lincoln appeared on a one-cent coin and became the first American president to have his face appear on a regular-issue American coin. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois