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World War I Battles on the Home Front

Visitors walking in front of Charles Young's house

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NM

African Americans serving in the military during World War I faced unique challenges from their own country.

Hallway of busts and paintings of suffragists

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality NM

Discussions of democracy during the war helped reenergize the suffragist movement leading to the passing of the 19th Amendment.

Aerial view of the Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool

National Mall & Memorial Parks

Years after World War I ended, thousands of veterans converged on the nation's capital to fight for bonuses and fair treatment.

Named for the People

Wooden fence in front of a grassy hill

Nez Perce National Historical Park

Spread across four states, the park preserves the history and heritage of the Nez Perce, or Nimiipuu people.

Pueblos built into a cliffside

Navajo National Monument

Visit the homes of the Ancestral Puebloans who paved the way for current Native American groups in the Southwest.

Person fishing in a marsh

Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve

The coastal wetlands of the lower Southeast have been home to numerous peoples, including the Timacuan, over the last 6,000 years.

National Park Getaways

Two-story brick house covered with vines

This Month's National Park Getaway

Experience a defining legacy in landscape architecture firsthand at Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Massachusetts.

Two hikers on a bridge over a river leading to a tunnel in a mountain

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Stretching 2,200 miles across 14 states past history and stunning scenery, the iconic trail draws thousands of hikers each year.

Devils Tower rock formation at sunset

Devils Tower National Monument

A rocky sentinel at Devils Tower National Monument has stood watch over the Black Hills in Wyoming for millions of years.

Granite monolith with DC skyline in the distance

LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac

Across the river from the classical stone monuments in downtown DC is a "living" memorial dedicated to the 36th US president.

Last updated: November 16, 2018