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Finding Fossils

View down into a desert canyon

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Walk through the remnants of a giant fossilized Permian reef, which formed the Guadalupe Mountains.

River running through a hilly area

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Hidden in the hills of Idaho are the fossils of more than 200 prehistoric species, including the Hagerman horse.

Visitors standing on a hanging walkway looking down

Waco Mammoth National Monument

Step inside to see this paleontological site preserving fossilized remains of animals that lived approximately 67,000 years ago.

Exploring the Arts

Sculpture of a raven in front of a three-story brick building

Edgar Allan Poe NHS

Step into the Philadelphia home of one of the most influential American authors and poets of the 19th century.

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.

Study room with desk and multiple book shelves

Carl Sandburg NHS

The popular 20th-century poet captured the voice of the American people from his farm in rural North Carolina.

National Park Getaways

Crowd gathered under tents in front of the Gallatin House

Getaway to Friendship Hill NHS

In the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, step back into the early days of the nation's history at the home of Albert Gallatin.

Jefferson Memorial and cherry blossoms at sunrise

National Mall & Memorial Parks

Walk through a unique park In the heart of the nation's capital that binds together our nation's history.

River winding through a valley with mountains in the distance

Kobuk Valley National Park

Venture to the Alaskan wilderness to discover a largely unaltered landscape teeming with wildlife, stunning scenery, and resilient locals.

Rose bush with blurred flags and mountains in the distance

César E. Chávez National Monument

Journey to the California Sierra Nevada to learn about the life and legacy of a prominent 20th-century advocate for American farmworkers.