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Road to Revolution

Living historians interpreting minute men marching
Minute Man National Historical Park

"The shot heard round the world" fired at Concord brought the conflict in the colonies to the battlefield and began the Revolutionary War.

A row of reenactors firing rifles
Boston National Historical Park

Patriots flocked to meeting sites in downtown Boston to negotiate the future of the colonies.

Assembly Room in Independence Hall
Independence National Historical Park

In 1776, the Continental Congress declared independence and a new nation was born.

Life's a Beach

Clear ocean water washing on a sandy and rocky beach
Virgin Islands National Park

The clear waters, coral reefs, white sandy beaches, lush green hills, and historic ruins are home to thriving island culture and wildlife.

big sea turtle on the seashore
Padre Island National Seashore

This is an important nesting beach for the endangered Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle. The park continues to work hard to save the species.

Looking out at Lake Michigan to the Morazan shipwreck
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Behind the sand beaches and high bluffs surrounding Lake Michigan, lie deep forests and a rich, centuries old maritime culture.

Last updated: July 2, 2024