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.


Statue of Liberty

Visit Lady Liberty & Ellis Island

Experience two of America's greatest treasures with a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island.

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An egret strolls through Jamaica Wildlife Refuge, just a subway ride from Lower Manhattan.

Respite, Renewal in New York & Northern New Jersey

Gateway National Recreation Area offers unique National Park experiences in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Monmouth County, New Jersey.

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site

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.

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Fort Jay at Governors Island National Memorial

A Proud Tradition

Governors Island National Memorial, which includes Fort Jay & Castle Williams, honors the island's role in protecting New York Harbor.

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General Grant National Memorial, commonly known as Grant's Tomb

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.

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Statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall National Memorial

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.

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The outdoor memorial at African Burial Ground National Monument

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.

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial is an example of the Federalist style.

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.

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St. Paul's Church National Historic Site

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.

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