National Parks at Your Doorstep!
You may be surprised to learn that there are 10 National Parks with 22 unique destinations in New York City and northern New Jersey. The National Parks of New York Harbor includes nearly 27,000 acres and welcomes more than 12 million visitors each year.
The parks offer year-round programs, recreational opportunities, natural habitats, historic buildings and museum collections.
The Childhood of a Renowned President
The only U.S. president born in New York City, Theodore Roosevelt was raised at 28 E. 20th St., which set the stage for his remarkable life.Read More
Paying respect to the Defender of the Union
General Grant National Memorial is not only the final resting place of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant but a memorial to his life & accomplishments.Read More
Discover the Birthplace of American Government
The first Capitol of the United States was in New York City at 26 Wall St. Learn about how the site's history shaped our government's development.Read More
A Sacred Space in Manhattan
This 17th-century African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan was lost to history as a result of development but was rediscovered in 1991.Read More
Home Tells Story of Hamilton's Life
Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton's 'sweet project,' explores the life and legacy of this complicated and charismatic Founding Father.Read More
Church Preserves Important Chapter in U.S. History
St. Paul's Church helps tell the story of the development of colonial society & the road to the American Revolution.Read More
Did You Know?
In the line of fire! Cannon at Castle Williams of Governors Island National Monument face Battery Park in Lower Manhattan... and continually surprise commuters on the Staten Island ferry! Governors Island is one of 23 unique destinations within the National Parks of New York Harbor. More...