Virgin Islands National Park
Virgin Islands Parks
Welcome to Buck Island! Before you come please watch our 2014 Telly Award winning film 'Caribbean Gem.' Watching this will catch you up on 50+ years of National Park Service protection and civic engagement. Learn what we do every day to preserve this resource for Virgin Islanders and Visitors alike. Watch Now! via News Release>> For GMP/EIS Info, see News Release>>
National Historic Site
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI
No place in the Caribbean still demonstrates the architectural, economic, and political influence of Europe like Christiansted National Historic Site. Come wander through 18th century buildings in one the Caribbean's few urban parks- it is a unique experience that you will never forget.
National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve uniquely documents the human and natural Caribbean world from the earliest indigenous settlements in the central Caribbean to their clash with seven different colonial European powers to the present day..
Virgin Islands National Park’s hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.
St. John, VI
Virgin Islands Coral Reef Monument includes federal submerged lands within the 3 mile belt off the island of St. John. These waters support a diverse and complex system of coral reefs, and other ecosystems such as shoreline mangrove forests and segrass beds that contribute to their health and survival.
By The Numbers
- 5 national parks
- 591,002 visitors to national parks (in 2013)
- $73,200,000 economic benefit from national park tourism (in 2013) »
- 88 National Register of Historic Places listings »
- $426,759 of rehabilitation projects stimulated by tax incentives (since 1995) »
- 20,519 hours donated by volunteers »
- 7 National Natural Landmarks »
- 5 National Historic Landmarks »
- $2,295,578 in Land & Water Conservation Fund grants (since 1965) »
- 2 acres transferred by Federal Lands to Parks for local parks and recreation (since 1948) »
- $11,436,318 in historic preservation grants (since 1969) »
- 2 community conservation and recreation projects (since 1987) »
- 183 places recorded by heritage documentation programs »
- 1,238,309 objects in national park museum collections »
- 13 threatened and endangered species in national parks »
- 169 archeological sites in national parks »
- 3 Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itineraries »
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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.