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Poets, Painters, and Playwrights

Flower garden in front of a yellow three-story house

Longfellow House

Longfellow House-Washington Headquarters National Historic Site was home to one of the most preeminent poets of the 19th century.

Painting of a landscape next to a painter's palette

Weir Farm National Historic Site

A small farm in Connecticut because home to three generations of artists starting with popular impressionist Julian Alden Weir.

Two-story white house with a patio and balcony

Eugene O'Neill NHS

At the height of his career, this Nobel Prize-winning playwright chose to write from a fairly isolated home in California.

The Paths West

Wooden historic cabin that was a Cherokee Council House

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail

The trail follows several paths thousands of Cherokee took westward as they were forced to move from their lands in the east.

Donner Camp in a mountainous area

California National Historic Trail

More than 250,000 emigrants traveled 5,000 miles west in the 1840s and 1850s in search of gold or rich farmland.

Visitors walking around Porter's Rock

Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail

In 1846, several thousand members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints trekked 1,500 miles west to make their own settlement.

A Wild & Scenic River Flows through Them

Hills on either side of a river

Delaware Water Gap NRA

The Delaware River, which has three branches part of the Wild & Scenic Rivers System, cuts through the Appalachian Mountains.

Lake formed in a crater

Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve

The Aniakchak Wild River flows through calderas in the Alaskan wilderness in an area known as the "Ring of Fire."

River flowing through a snow-covered mountainous area

Glacier National Park

The Flathead River establishes part of the boundary of the park and provides recreational access to the Montana wilderness.

National Park Getaways

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

This Month's National Park Getaway

Stretching 2,200 miles across 14 states, the Appalachian National Scenic 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.

Home library containing thousands of books, a table, and chairs

Adams National Historical Park

Meet four generations of an influential political family that helped guide a young nation at Adams National Historical Park.

Last updated: October 19, 2018